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Beijing, also known as Peking, is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Governed as a municipality under direct administration of the central government, Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

北京有着三千余年的建城史和八百五十余年的建都史,最初见于记载的名字为“蓟”。民国时期,称北平。新中国成立后,是中华人民共和国的首都,简称“京”,现为中国四个中央直辖市之一,全国第二大城市及政治、交通和文化中心。北京位于华北平原北端,东南局部地区与天津相连,其余为河北省所环绕。它荟萃了元、明、清以来的中华文化,拥有众多名胜古迹和人文景观,是世界上拥有世界文化遗产最多的城市,每年有超过1亿4700万的旅客。

Tiananmen, Beijing, China

On site Calligraphy
“On Site” Calligraphy…..

Beijing, China
Great Wall of China

Beijing, China
Temple of Heaven

Beijing, China    bird’s eye view on the forbidden city…

Beijing, China    stone carving of dragon, deemed to be an auspicious creature of the chinese belief…

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Posted July 10, 2010 by D€r3k in Travel

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