Beijing, formerly Peking is divided into 14 districts and 2 counties. It is situated near the meeting point of Yanshan Mountains and the Western Hills. It has four distinct seasons: chilly winters, springs that tend to be windy, hot summers and cool autumns. The best time to go to Beijing is between September and October. Book your cheap Beijing hotel in advance for the best choice. If you want a central Beijing hotel, the Hotel-G Beijing is a five star hotel in a central location within the Sanlitun district.
The history of Beijing dates back 500,000 years ago when the city was covered with forests and lakes. In 1929, they discovered some evidences showing human existence during that time calling the first settler a “Peking Man”. Modern human settlers arrived in Beijing around 3,000 B.C.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Beijing is famous for its magnificent temples and there are numerous temple festivals that are held in the city annually and these include the Changdian Temple Fair, Longtanhu Temple Fair and Baiyunguan Temple Fair. The most iconic landmarks in Beijing are the Forbidden City, which is the world's largest imperial palace complex and the Tiananmen Square, which is the world's largest city square. Included in the “Eight Wonders of the World”, the Great Wall of China which stretches from Shanhaiguan to Lop Lake is a must-see for all tourists and you can start at the Badaling Great Wall.
Getting around Beijing is made easy because of the excellent transport networks. The metro is fast and cheap and will be the biggest metro in the world after its expansion. Trolley buses and the city buses are also a good way to get around.