Beijing is unlike any other city in the world. There is always something unique to discover whether exploring the forgotten corners of the Forbidden Palace or trying the newest bar in Houhai neighbourhood.
From old hutong alleyways to the modern architecture of downtown, the city teems with energy and encourages fascination. Beijing is the heart and soul of China.A single day is filled with great experiences. In the morning, you can join locals doing tai chi in the parks next to the Temple of Heaven. After lunch, explore Tiananmen Square. And top it all off with a Peking Duck dinner from one of Beijing’s famous restaurants.
There are plenty of easy ways for people to make Beijing their home. Apartments are modern and clean. Western-style grocery stores are found in every neighbourhood, which complements the local markets nicely.
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- Population: 16 million
- Public Transportation: 1 international airport, 4 major train stations, 14 subway lines, thousands of bus routes & taxis
- Language: Mandarin
- Climate: Four distinct seasons
- Founded: EF Beijing Flagship opened in 1994
- Teach English in Beijing at one of our 24 schools
What Makes Beijing Unique?
- There are many ways to see the Great Wall near Beijing. Strolling along Mutianyu or hiking between Simitai and Jinshanling are two popular options
- The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing. Visitors can still visit the park, where the Bird’s Nest stadium and Water Cube highlight China’s push towards the future
- The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s famous attractions for its lakeside monuments and beautiful scenery. It is the largest royal park in China
- Tiananmen is the world’s largest square and can fit nearly 1 million people onto its space.
- The Lama Temple, a functioning Buddhist religious site, is the second-most important shrine besides the Potola Palace in Tibet