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Beijing Travel Guide

The city of Beijing

Beijing is a town with four distinct seasons. Its best season is the autumn and spring. Normally, the autumn is taken as the golden tourist season of the year, because in some recent years, there are a yellow wind.

The town of Beijing during the months of May, September and October is ideal to visit and enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies. If you like winter, you will have other chances to appreciate another landscape of Beijing.

Nowadays Beijing is third largest town in China in terms of population, after Chongqing and Shanghai.
Beijing - Forbidden city
Forbidden City: In 1400 Yongle, who was the third Ming Emperor, moved the capital of China to Beijing. In 1406, he began the Forbidden City construction that would include the imperial palace complex.

The Forbidden City, at the center of the ancient town of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

It was built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms and covers 720,000 square metres.

In 1987 the forbidden city was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world and nowadays is one of the most impressive monuments in the world.

At present, the Forbidden City is a public museum, attracting millions of tourists from around the world.

More info: History of the Forbidden City

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