The Heart of China
Few cities on earth can match with the capital of China, Beijing when it comes to the historical scenes. From the majestic imperial Forbidden City to humble enchanting old allies, from the thousand-mile Great Wall snaking north to a delicate jade art piece in the National Museum, the city is inextricably linked to its glorious, notorious past.
Yet as the modern center of vibrate nation, the city reimagining itself as it races towards the future. New ideas planted in China's Silicon Valley Zhongguancun grows into multinational corporation within few years; Great Wall stands still yet tallest landmark shifts every other two years; Dream seekers( "Beijing Drifters") fall and rise, people make the city just like the city make them.
the Great Wall of China
Needless to say, the Great Wall itself is the biggest highlight of all. The Wonder of the World is not only a treasure to Beijing but also the spiritual symbol of all Chinese.
Few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural center of an area as immense as
China. Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming
Tombs, Zhoukoudian, as well as parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal, six of which are imperial heritage
Authetic Chinese Culture
Undoubtedly, Beijing is the cultural center of China. Beijing has endowed too many connotations for culture. Beijing is
just like the thickest encyclopedia, containing the cultural heritage of 5,000 years of history of China, absorbing the exploding
knowledge of the current society, and foretelling the scenarios of future development.
Traditional Neighborhoods , New Roles
In the past, Beijing has hundreds of courtyards around the Forbidden City, and the lanes between courtyards stretched out in all four directions, connecting the different kinds of courtyards in the city.The courtyards of Beijing are preserved and most of them are under the protection of the government. A number of
old hutong houses have been transformed into fashionable bars and restaurants.