Beijing

Stairs leading to the Temple of Heaven

Beijing(北京) is the capital of China and one of the biggest cities in this 1.4-billion-inhabitants-country. The metropolitan region of Peking covers an area of nearly 9000 square kilometers and is located in the north-western part of the country, surrounded by mountains of the Mongolian Plateau.

Beijing´s history as political, cultural and economic center of China dates back more than 3000 years, thus it holds a huge cultural heritage. World-famous are the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. The Great Wall of China runs along the northern border of the city. Ever since the first merchants came to Beijing via the Silk Road more than 1000 years ago, it can be called a world city. In 2008, it was the host of the Summer Olympics and in 2019, Beijing Daxing International Airport, the world’s largest airport in terms of surface area, opened 50 kilometers south of the city center. 

Beijing offers a lot to see and experience to the excursions’ participants. Besides the city’s over 65 universities, there are also various multi-national companies, having their sites in Beijing.