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Beijing, China

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Beijing is a highly developed city, and there are various types of transportation available here. Some kinds of vehicles you can use to get around Beijing are Metros, Taxis, Bicycles, Cars, and Buses.

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Beijing is the capital of China. With a population of more than 19 million people, Beijing is one of the most populous cities in the world. Standing as the center of China, Beijing is a city of politics, culture, education and military. Beijing is one of four municipalities in China, has a similar position with provinces in China. The main language is Mandarin.

Geographically, Beijing City borders Hebei province in the north, west, south and east, and adjacent to Tianjin in the southeast. The total area of Beijing City is about 16.800 square kilometers, most of it is mountains, and the rest is plain. Beijing is the second largest city after Shanghai. In Chinese, Beijing means the capital in the North. The City history could be explored since 3000 years ago. During the period of 1272 - 1911, Beijing was the capital of the Qing, Ming, and Yuan Dynasty. Then it changed again into the capital of China in 1949.

Beijing City attracts quite a lot of tourists every year. About 10 million visitors come to Beijing each year. Beijing city is a perfect mix between past history and modernity. There are many attractions offered by Beijing, but its main appeal is tourist attractions that have high historical values. In addition it also has very beautiful natural scenery. You must already know the Great Wall. Well, the one of the seven world wonders is located in Beijing. Great wall is a masterpiece admired by people all over the world.Beijing has four seasons, and each season offers something different. In the spring and summer, you can see a variety of colorful festivals and performances by local society. In the fall you can see the leaves fell off. While in the winter you can ski or do other interesting activities.

Beijing City has some of the best sights in the world. Don't forget to visit the following interesting places: Great Wall (this building is more than 6,000 km long, is a symbol of Chinese nation. Great Wall is also one of the largest buildings in the world), Forbidden City (Emperor’s legacy that's still standing strong today. This place is the heart of Beijing and has been used as administrative center since ancient times), Temple of Heaven (the place is believed to be the meeting place of the earth and heaven), Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo. Some other interesting tourist sites are Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Hutongs, Olympic Sites, and Beijing Opera.

To determine the best time to visit Beijing, we need to know the weather condition first. September and October are the best time to visit because the weather is warm and sunny. Another option is between March and May, because the wind is strong enough so that it can reduce the pollution that's quite dense.