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Beijing, also called Peking, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It’s the most populated city in the world, with 21,150,000 inhabitants With an extreme climate, it has extremely cold winters and hot summers. Beijing attracts tourists for its history and mysteries. Cultural, political and social heart of China, Beijing has been the capital since the creation of the People’s Republic of China. Since 1950, when they won over the communist forces, the Tian’anmen Square has been a symbol of modern China. From then on the urban area has expanded and the Guomao has been converted into a commercial area, Wangfujing and Xidan have been transformed into shopping districts, while Zhongguancun has turned into the center of Chinese electronics. If you want to get to know Chinese culture, take a walk through its streets and admire its inhabitants. The center is bustling with life and activity, where oriental and modern architecture meet. The cuisine is delicious and surprising, there are thousands of restaurants and bars offering very spicy traditional dishes and sweet and sour sauces. The Salintun area is located in the north of the city and is where the bars and nightlife can be found. A slightly darker atmosphere is in the surrounding areas of Drum and Bell Towers, where you can get a drink at the historic hutong Nanluoguxiang. The cafes are on the lakes of Houhai. All nightspots close at midnight. The Beijing Forbidden City is the splendor of Chinese culture with its teahouses and palaces. It’s a wonderful place for travelling be it for work, business or pleasure. In addition, you can rent one of our apartments in Beijing for a comfortable stay, and don’t forget that here they speak Mandarin Chinese.
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The Beijing Opera is a place you must go to and witness an opera where the singing and the dialogues are mixed with action scenes coded in gestures, walks, fights and acrobatics. Most are written in an archaic dialect, different from Chinese Mandarin, making it difficult to understand even for Chinese people. Nevertheless, not going to the opera is like not having been in Beijing.
The Summer Palace is located 12 kilometers from the center, between Lake Kunming and Longevity Hill. It was a refuge for the emperor and his family in summertime.
The Museum of the Peking Man is an archaeological site located 42 kilometers from Beijing, in Zhoukoudian, consisting of a labyrinth of caves where the remains of the famous Homo Erectus Pekinensis was found between 1921 and 1937. The remains of 40 individuals were discovered along with more than 100,000 objects that were used in everyday life.
The Peking International Airport, known as the Beijing Airport, is located 45 minutes from the center of Beijing by bus. There are 15 bus lines that take passengers to different areas of Beijing leaving every 30 minutes.
Taxis can be found at the exit of the terminals, it’s recommended that you bring the address of your destination written in Chinese Mandarin and that you don’t pay with foreign coins because it is illegal. There is a surcharge between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.