Beijing, capital of the People´s Republic of China, is the nation´s political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication centre.
Beijing is an ideal representation of the tides of change. This ancient capital is on the move. As the centre stage for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing has showed she can not only keep up but also lead.
Visitors will never feel alone as thousands of students and other visitors frequent the numerous bars, clubs, teahouses, theatres, operas and shopping malls. When you are in Beijing there are so many interesting places to visit – The Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, The Lama-temples just to mention a few.
Take the opportunity to study Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture in the very heart of China!
Population: About 20 million
Foundation: 3,000 years ago
Climate: Humid continental climate, with cool winters and hot summers.
GMT Offset: GMT +8 hours
To do and see: Empress' Retreat: The Summer Palace, The Good Life: Beijing Countryside, Tai Qi and Kung Fu, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China,
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