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Beijing Basic

A world-renowned ancient cultural city, Beijing is a flourishing metropolis, boasting many scenic spots and historical monuments, precious artifacts and world-famous architectural wonders, such as the Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties - The Summer Palace, a summer resort for the Qing court, sitting within the largest Chinese-style garden in existence; the Great Wall, with a history of over 2000 years, being one of the most amazing feats of human labor and the only man-made construction on earth visible from outer space; the Ming Tombs, the mauseloums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty; the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests; and the Tian’anmen Square, located in the heart of the capital, known as one of the largest city squares in the world.


The four seasons in Beijing, a northern city, are demarcated with a long hot summer, long chilly winter, and shorter spring and autumn. The hottest month is July and the coldest is January. Considering the frequent sandstorms in spring, September and October with their pleasant weather are considered the best visiting times.


Mandarin Chinese is the language spoken in Beijing, with Beijing's dialect being the standard form of Mandarin.

Helpful words and phrases

Ni hao = Hello
Xiexie = Thank You
Sha ma = what?
Zheli = here
Nali = over there
Zuo = left
y'ou = right
Meiwenti = no problem
Wan an = good night


The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY) or in Chinese "Ren-min-bi". The basic unit is the Yuan (also known as "kuai"), which equals 10 jiao (or "mao"), which is then divided into 10 fen. Paper currency comes in 1.2,5,10,50 and 100 yuan notes. Paper jiao come in denominations of 1, 2 and 5. There are also 1 and 2 fen notes, but these are rarely used as their purchasing power is exactly zero. As for coins, there are 1 youan, 1 and 5 jiao,and 1,2, and 5 fen (ahain, the fen are basically useless).

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