Beijing has gone
by the names of Ji, Zhongdu, Dadu, & finally Beijing when the
Ming Dynasty Emperor ChengZu chose the name in 1421. Before 1949
Beijing was known as Peking in the West.
Beijing is the
capital of the People's Republic of China & the country's
political, economic, cultural & transportation centre.
Located in the
northwest part of the North China Plain Beijing is the second
largest city in China.
Beijing is an
economic centre of China as one of the biggest industrial bases
Beijing is also
known as a tourist city for its many places of interest, ancient
architecture, royal gardens, temples, palaces & modern
Beijing is a modern & fashionable
city but you can still experience 'old Beijing' by exploring its
many teahouses, temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong & Courtyard &
enjoy the Peking Opera.