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  • Beijing Skyline from Jingshan Park, Beijing, China
Beijing Skyline from Jingshan Park
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Location Type: Destination
Beijing, the capital of China, is the second largest city in the country and has been the political and culture centre for centuries.


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Beijing Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Beijing
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Beijing.


best time to visit: September, October, May
rainy season:  July, August
average humidity: 54 %
annual rainfall: 600 mm
average elevation: 59 m

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Wikipedia - Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing
Inside the Forbidden City

Beijing (Chinese: 北京;), 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.Few cities in the world besides Beijing have served as the political and cultural centre of an area as immense as China for so long. The Encyclopædia Britannica describes it as "one of the world's great cities,"  and declares that the city has been an integral part of China’s history for centuries; there is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that doesn't have at least some national historical significance.[10] Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made the city a centre of culture and art in China. ... read more

Wikitravel - Beijing

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China at Badaling

Beijing (北京 Běijīng) is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China, and also its second largest city after Shanghai. It was also the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. Beijing is the political, educational and cultural centre of the country and as such it is rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions.The city is well known for its flatness and regular construction.

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