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General Information About Beijing - China

Beijing History - Beijing

Beijing History

Historically Beijing has always been an important city of China- it has always played the role of 'capital' on and off since hundreds of years ago. It was in the 1260s that it became renowned as the 'Great Capital' during the reign of Kublai Khan the Mongol invader. Beijing also known as Peking...

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Beijing Residents - Beijing

Beijing Residents

Beijing has a population of over 19 million people. Over 95 percent of these residents belong to the Han ethnic community; the remainder belongs to minority ethnic communities such as the Manchu, Hui and Mongolian ethnic groups.

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Beijing Today - Beijing

Beijing Today

Beijing, capital to the People's Republic of China is one of the largest metropolises in the world with an ever-growing population. Beijing is a place where life is constantly on the move- a fact which is reflected in the constant construction- the building and the rebuilding of restaurants,...

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Exchange Rates - Beijing

Exchange Rates

The currency used in China is the China Yuan Renminbi (CNY). {loadposition currency}  

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Fast Facts - Beijing

Fast Facts

Beijing is located in the North China plain- it is surrounded by mountains to the North, Northwest and West
16,800 sq km
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Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119

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Public Holidays - Beijing

Public Holidays

January 1: New Year's Day
February 7-9: Chinese Spring Festival
March 8: International Women's Day
May 1-3: International Labor Day
May 4: National Youth Day
May 23: Tibet Liberation Day
August 1: Army Day
October 1-3: National...

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Visa Information - Beijing

Visa Information

General Visa Information   A valid passport is required by foreign nationals in order to enter Beijing. The passport must be valid for the following six months at least.  The visa required is a tourist visa [which may be single, double or multiple entry]. The period for which the visa...

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When to go - Beijing

When to go

The best times of the year to visit Beijing are the months of April, May, September and October. The weather is wonderful in these months with cool days and nights. Winter season is characterized by fierce cold winds and freezing temperatures and it is not at all advisable to visit Beijing...

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