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General Introduction of Beijing

Beijing, Jing for short, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications.

Historic and Scenic Spots
Forbidden City--General introduction

Lying at the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City, called Gu Gong in Chinese, was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

· Shichahai, an Oasis in the City
· Prince Gong's Mansion
· Beijing Courtyard
· Beijing Hutongs
· Temple of Confucius (Kong Miao)
· Yonghegong Lama Temple
· Temple of Heaven
· Summer Palace
· The Great Wall
Life in Beijing
Hutongs and Siheyuans

For those who want to experience the real Beijing, the hutongs and Siheyuans are indispensable parts of a visit as unique Beijing architectural structures.

· Beijing's Snack Street
· How Architectural Landmarks Reshape the Beijing Skyline
· Journey into Chinese Culture Along New Subway Lines
· Bright Lights, Big City
· State of the Art
· Beijing Teahouses and Drama Theaters
· Beijing's Main Commercial Streets
Special Products and Foods
Beijing Roast Duck

When roasted and dried, the duck will look brilliant dark red, shining with oil and with crisp skin and tender meat.

· Have a Taste of Beijing’s Summer Food
· Fried Sauce Noodles (Zha Jiang Mian)
· Pea-Flour Cake (Wan Dou Huang)
· Fried Filled Sausage (Zha Guan Chang)
· Mung Bean Milk (Dou Zhi)
· Fried Liver (Chao Gan)
· Craftworks of Beijing
· Rabbit God
· Ivory Carving
· Cloisonne
· Beijing Lacquer Carving
Mei Lanfang

Mei Lanfang had made prominent contribution to the popularization and improvement of Chinese Peking Opera.

· Wang Luobin-Father of Folk
· People's Artist: Ma Sanli
· Ma Zhiyuan
· Guan Hanqing
· Liu Xinwu
· Lao She
Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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