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Welcome to Beijing Beijing is both a tribute to China's proud history and a gateway to China's future. The capital city during the Liao, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Beijing has long been the political, cultural, and diplomatic center of China. It is now an international metropolis, home to 11 million people from all walks of life. [Full story]

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The Great WallThe Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, is one of the world's most renowned projects. It is a distance of 75 kilometres northwest of Beijing. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 metres above sea level. More>> E-map>> Attractions on the BTA website>>

Hotels

HotelsLodging arrangement in Beijing is probably one of your greatest concerns in your Olympics journey. There are international standard star-class hotels ... More>> E-map>> Hotels on the BTA website>>

Food

FoodLodging arrangement in Beijing is probably one of your greatest concerns in your Olympics journey. There are international standard star-class hotels ... More>> E-map>> Restaurants on the BTA website>> 

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Wangfujing StreetBeijing is the political, cultural and diplomatic centre of China. Cultures from all over the world as well as from all over China meet and merge together. More>> E-map>> Shopping guide on the BTA website>>

Leisure

Lao She Tea HouseBeijing's cultural life is rich and varied, with plenty of art performances and international exhibitions. The Peking Opera, famously known as the quintessence of the Chinese culture, has a history of over two hundred years. More>> E-map>> Places of Entertainment on the BTA website>> 

Religion

Places of WorshipChina is a country with religious freedom and respects every religion. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity are religions found in Beijing. Religious activities are carried out in Buddhist temples, Taoist temples, mosques and churches in Beijing. More>> E-map>>

Public Transportation

Public TransportationBeijing is a transportation hub with a network of roads, railways and a major airport. More>> E-map>> 

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WeatherBeijing has a warm and temperate climate, featuring four distinctive seasons with short spring and autumn and long winter and summer. More>>

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