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A Visit To The Ancient City Of China - Beijing

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China has always been a curious tourist destination. And with Beijing is one of its most ancient cities and its highly modern capital at the same time, tourism in Beijing has never seen a case. Even after being one of the most populated cities in the world it has done extremely well to preserve its antiquity dating back three millennia. The word ‘Beijing’ itself means ‘Northern Capital’. It is also known as Peking. The city is the hub of culture, economy, education and politics; with politics being its most prevalent facet since ancient times.

Beijing and its attractions

The walled city has the world famous attraction; The Great Wall of China stretches 21,196 km. The Forbidden City is also known as the Palace Museum; is another of its amazing attractions that sees millions of visitors every year. It is the world’s largest palace scaling a whooping 74 hectares. There are many more such enthralling places to visit and indulge in, in Beijing. You might actually end up planning a second or third visit even before you finish your first. Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo, Yonghe Lamasery are a few must go to destinations in Beijing. Beijing holds copious ancient temples and abodes of peace. Make sure you visit a few to rediscover your inner self.

People and Climate

People in Beijing are very humble, down to earth and straightforward. Do not mistake their "Great Beijing-ism" (as they call it) to be arrogance. It is a term for the pride that they have been a part of such a rich culture and history. They are very well versed in politics and find it amusing to talk about. So now you know, if it’s a conversation that you want to strike in Beijing pick a current political topic.

Beijing has a continental climate, with summers being hot and humid and winters cold and dry. Temperatures can drop below 10degrees in the winters, so you may want to carry woolens if you are planning your visit in the winters. The best time to visit the city is during the "Golden Autumn". Plan your Beijing flights accordingly.

Transport via Beijing flights

With so many attractive destinations Beijing is one of the most visited places around the world. Thus it is needless to say that it has the second busiest airport in the world; The Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing flights are a very convenient means of travel to this walled city.

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