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Beijing (北京) is the capital and the second largest city in China, located some 70 km to the north-west from Langfang. According to the latest census, the population of Beijing is about 11,716,700 people, making it the second largest city in China. Many people visit Beijing to experience its palaces and royal residences.

The nearest airport Beijing Nanyuan Airport (IATA: NAY) is about 20 km away.

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1. Summer Palace
The Summer Palace or Yihe yuan (Шаблон: Zh-tspl) is a palace in Beijing, China.

2. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

3. Yonghe Temple
The Yonghe Temple, also known as the " Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple" the " Yonghe Lamasery" or - popularly - the " Lama Temple" is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing, China. It is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The building and the artworks of the temple combine Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

4. Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (simplified Chinese: 天坛; traditional Chinese: 天壇; pinyin: Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun) is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing, in Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre…

5. National Centre for the Performing Arts (China)
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (Chinese: 国家大剧院; literally: National Grand Theatre), and colloquially described as The Egg, is an opera house in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5, 452 people in three halls and is almost 12, 000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007.

6. Palace of Heavenly Purity
The Palace of Heavenly Purity, or Qianqing Palace (Chinese: 乾清宫; pinyin: qiánqīng gōng) is a palace in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It is the largest of the three halls of the Inner Court (the other two being the Hall of Union and the Palace of Earthly Tranquility), located at the northern end of the Forbidden City. During the Qing dynasty, the palace often served as the Emperor's audience hall, where he held council with the Grand Council.

7. Great Hall of the People
The Great Hall of the People (simplified Chinese: 人民大会堂; traditional Chinese: 人民大會堂; pinyin: Rénmín Dàhuìtáng) is located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, People's Republic of China, and is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. It functions as the People's Republic of China's parliament building.

8. Palace of Earthly Tranquility
The Palace of Earthly Tranquility (simplified Chinese: 坤宁宫; traditional Chinese: 坤寧宮; pinyin: Kūn Níng Gōng) is the northernmost of the three main halls of the Inner Court of the Forbidden City, the other two halls being the Palace of Heavenly Purity and the Hall of Union.

If you have already seen Beijing, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Summer Palace

The Summer Palace or Yihe yuan (Шаблон:Zh-tspl) is a palace in Beiji

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Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming

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Yonghe Temple

The Yonghe Temple , also known as the 'Palace of Peace and Harmony

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Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven

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National Centre for the Performing Arts (China)

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (Chinese:

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Palace of Heavenly Purity

The Palace of Heavenly Purity, or Qianqing Palace (Chinese: 乾清宫; pinyi

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Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People (simplified Chinese:

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Palace of Earthly Tranquility

The Palace of Earthly Tranquility (simplified Chinese: 坤宁宫; tradi

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Jingshan Park

Jingshan (Шаблон:Zh) is an artificial hill in Beijing, China. Cover

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Niujie Mosque

The Niujie Mosque (Шаблон:Zh-cp) is the oldest mosque in Beiji

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Beihai Park

Beihai Park (simplified Chinese: 北海公园; traditional Chinese: 北海公園; piny

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Hall of Supreme Harmony

The Hall of Supreme Harmony (Chinese: 太和殿; pinyin: Tài Hé Diàn; M

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Old Summer Palace

The Old Summer Palace, known in China as the Gardens of Perfect

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National Library of China

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Grand Hotel

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TianAn Rega Hotel

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Tiananmen Best Year Courtyard Hotel

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Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

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Pai Hotel Beijing Qianmen Dazhalan

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