Beijing Overview

Beijing History

Beijing History

Early history The earliest remnants of human habitation in the Beijing municipality are found in the caves of Dragon Bone Hill near the village of Zhoukoudian in Fangshan District, where the Peking Man lived. Homo erectus fossils from the caves ...

Beijing Customs and Culture

Beijing Customs and Culture

It is all about Beijing! Beijing dialect, Beijing courtyard, Beijing hutong, Beijing cuisine, Beijing opera, Beijing temple fair, Beijing modern architectures… When breathing in this city, you can deeply sense the modern innovation aura with ...

Beijing Facts

Beijing Facts

Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, it is not only the nation's political center, but also a cultural, scientific and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. Beijing has served as a capital of the country for more ...

Beijing Climate & Weather

Beijing Climate & Weather

Briefing The weather in Beijing is of the continental type, with cold and dry Winters, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. The Summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the south-east ...

Beijing Districts

Beijing Districts

Beijing Municipality comprises 16 administrative sub-divisions, county-level units governed directly by the municipality (second-level divisions). Of these, 14 are districts and 2 are counties. On July 1, 2010 Chongwen District and Xuanwu District ...

Beijing Tourism

Beijing Tourism

Marked as the must-go destination in China tours, Beijing is the gateway to enter into this ancient oriental nation. With the development and the globalization tendency, Beijing tourism industry has become an international industry rather than a ...

Beijing Dialect

Beijing Dialect

Beijing dialect belongs to Beijing Mandarin language. It is popular in center of Beijing City. Some people regarded the Beijing dialect or Beijing dialect of Mandarin accent as "Jing Pian Zi". Beijing dialect usually refers to the accent ...

Beijing Temple Fair

Beijing Temple Fair

Conventional Beijing temple fair is a type of folk activity along with Beijing leisure culture. In addition to the general customs, the temple fair was the main New Year's custom of old Beijing. It contains richest folk characteristics of this ...

The Central Axis of Beijing

The Central Axis of Beijing

The Central Axis of Beijing is the axis of Beijing of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Beijing urban planning has symmetrical features centered in the Forbidden City. Many buildings were built in the axis of symmetry of the city, called the Central Axis. ...