A Rare Combination of the Past and the Future Unveils in Front of You
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with 21,150,000 inhabitants. The metropolis, located in northern China, is the second largest Chinese city after Shanghai, while is also the nation’s political, cultural and educational center. A lot of colossal companies chose Beijing to establish their headquarters, exploiting the enormous opportunities that can be given in such a town.
A quick walk among the Beijing’s streets will create the impression of a city that never rest. China is world famous for the perspicacity of their residents and for being the home of many inventions. A sight that can travel you to the past is Tiananmen Square, a large city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace). Its 440,000 m2 make the square the 4th largest in the world, but on the other side it also has great cultural significance, as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Tiananmen gate separates the square from the Forbidden City, another important attraction of Beijing. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace for the dynasties and the emperors that used to rule China and now houses the Palace Museum. The complex (consists of 980 buildings) was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 by UNESCO and exhibits a large collection of ancient wooden structures. For religion seekers, the daoist Temple of Heaven will justify their divine pursuits. Situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing, the complex is more than a typical tourist attraction, since it has symbolic meaning for the locals and also provides a quite extensive park.
Undoubtedly, Beijing is the cradle of Chinese history and tradition and offers its visitors the chance to discover precious cultural treasures parallel to their unforgettable frolic. Still find it difficult to resist such a trip?