Where is Beijing?
The weather in the Beijing
Beijing has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate.
Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert across the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn, like spring, is a season of transition and minimal precipitation.
The monthly daily average temperature in January is −3.7°C (25.3°), while in July it is 26.2° (79.2°).
Tian An Men Square (Beijing)
The Tiananmen Gate was first built in 1417 in the Ming Dynasty. During the demise of the Ming Dynasty, heavy fighting between Li Zicheng and the early Qing emperors damaged (or perhaps destroyed) the gate.
The Tian'anmen square was originally designed and built in Beijing in 1651.
Because of this diversion in traffic, a busy marketplace, called Chessgrid Streets developed in the big, fenced square to the south of this gate.
Forbidden City (Beijing)
Forbidden City, called Gu Gong in Chinese, was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now known as the Palace Museum, it is to the north of Tiananmen Square.
It is the world's largest palace complex and covers 74 hectares. Surrounded by a six meters deep moat and a ten meter high wall are 9,999 rooms.
The wall has a gate on each side. Opposite the Tiananmen Gate, to the north is the Gate of Divine Might (Shenwumen), which faces Jingshan Park.
The distance between these two gates is 960 meters, while the distance between the gates in the east and west walls is 750 meters. There are unique and delicately structured towers on each of the four corners of the curtain wall.
Great Wall (Beijing Surround)
The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China.
Emperor Qin Shihuang succeeded in his effort to have the walls joined together to fend off the invasions from the Huns in the north. Since then, the Great Wall has served as a monument of the Chinese nation throughout history.
Ming Tomb/Sacred Way (Beijing Surround)
The Ming Tombs, which form a group of mausoleums, are those of 13 emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
Screened on the northwest by the lofty Yanshan Mountains, they sit on a small basin formed by floods; water flowing down the ravines meets on the plain and meanders to the east.
The Sacred Way, starts with a huge stone memorial archway lying at the front of the area. Constructed in 1540, during the Ming dynasty, this archway is one of the biggest stone archways in China today.
Hutong Tour of Beijing is a unique cultural experience that allows you to take a glance on the traditional local life.
Beijing's famous Hutongs or alleyways are unique housing structures that have been home to Beijing's families for centuries.
A "Hutong" is an ancient city alley or lane typically lined with Siheyuan.
Hutongs are a glimpse into local people's lives.
The Wangfujing snack street, located in hutongs just west of the main street, is densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls.
The food stalls serve a wide variety of common and exotic street food. More common fare such as chuanr (meat kebabs, commonly made of lamb) and desserts, such as tanghulu or candied fruits on a stick, are among the most popular.
Further north and perpendicular to Wangfujing is Donghuamen Street, which has a night food market of its own.
Temple Of Heaven (Beijing)
The Temple of Heaven in the southern part of Beijing is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings.
Kung Fu Show (Beijing Entertainment)
If you want to explore the real Chinese Martial Arts & culture, you can't miss a great Kung Fu show!!
A high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors and the real Kung Fu actions and scenes.
Whether you are a Martial arts enthusiast, you are strongly impacted both mentally and physically.
It's truly unforgettable experience in China!!
Golden Mask Show (Beijing Entertainment)
If you want to watch the original and large-scale Chinese musical drama, you will not miss the 'The Golden Mask Dynasty'!!!
The play has eight chapters and included more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics.
What to eat in Beijing
Peking Duck (Beijing Famous Food)
Slow roasted and succulent, this famous dish is served with thin crepe-like "lotus leaf pancakes" (heye bing), sweet noodle sauce (tianmianjiang) or hoisin sauce (haixianjiang) and finely sliced green onions.
Often an adept chef slices the freshly roast duck table-side before serving, separating the skin from the meat. Once served, the meat is wrapped in a pancake with all the fixings and quickly enjoyed.
Hot Pot (Chinese Cuisine)
Hot pot (also known as steamboat) refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot at the dining table.
Different kinds of hot pots can be found in Beijing. It is usual to use a variety of different meats as well as sliced mutton fillet.
Chinese Tea Ceremony (Beijing Entertainment/Shopping)
China, the land of tea where contains more than 5,000 varieties.
In the Chienese Tea Ceremony, you would be able to taste many kind of chinese tea with tea server. Jasmine, Oolong, Fruit or Iron Kannon, they are just a example, more of the teas are await you for the tasting.