China Travel Info/Cities and Attractions/Beijing

Without Beijing , any tour itinerary to China is incomplete, especially for first-time travelers. As the capital of China , Beijing is one of the world's truly imposing cities , with a 3,000-year history and over 11 million people. Covering 16,808 square kilometers in area, it is the political, cultural and economic center of the People's Republic of China .
Situated in northeast China , Beijing adjoins the Inner Mongolian Highland to the northwest and the Great Northern Plain to the south. Five rivers run through the city, connecting it to the eastern Bohai Sea . Administratively, the Beijing municipality equals the status of a Province , reporting directly to the central government.
Beihai Park
Big Bell Temple
Chengde Mountain Resort
Dingling Underground Palace
Forbidden City
Ming Tombs ( Ming Shisan Ling )
Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
The Great Wall
Tiananmen Square
Yonghegong Lamasery ( The Lama Temple )