Peking, the capital city of China, boasts a population of 11.8 million and is one of the biggest cities in the country. Out of this, 7.7 million people are living in the six central districts Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Fengtai, Haidan, Shijingshan and Xicheng. Peking is mostly known for its 3000 thousand years of history and numerous cultural sights to which millions of tourists flock every year. Most famous among these sights is, the Forbidden City with the Imperial Palace. Naturally, this is also part of our itinerary, aside from several museums and theatres. It is virtually impossible to visit China and not visit its most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China!
Aside from great cultural diversity, Peking also provides a dynamic academic landscape with its numerous universities. Best known among these are Peking University and Tsinghua University, which were also visited by some ETG excursions during the past years. Additionally, Peking is the political centre of china and the second most important industrial region in the country. This is best demonstrated by the presence of several large Western companies, such as Bosch, Siemens, Alcatel Lucent, BASF and IBM who hold offices in the city.
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