Beijing has emerged from an ancient capital into a dynamic modern city with rich historical wealth and unique cultural heritages. In parallel with China’s economic and social advances, the city is revitalizing the roots and traits of its profound spiritual gifts. This page offers a collection of links which may help you find joy in this city.

Historical facts

  1. Beijing is the capital of China. It also served as the capital of 6 ancient Chinese dynasties.

  2. Beijing has more than 3,000 years of recorded history.

  3. Modern Beijing is built on the basis of Dadu–the capital of Kubla Khan’s Yuan Dynasty.

  4. Beijing is the home of Peking Man Homo erectus who lived here about 200,000 to 500,000 years ago.

Interesting facts

  1. Beijing is a city with the most World Cultural Heritage Sites in the world.

  2. Beijing or Peking? Both words refer to the same Chinese characters, but “Beijing” has replaced Peking as the prevailing English name since it is based on the contemporary pronunciation.

  3. Beijing has over 100 types of local snacks and 49 forms of martial arts.

  4. Beijing’s oldest roast duck brand– Bianyifang, was established in 1416 during the Ming Dynasty.

  5. Beijing has 67 state-owned modern universities today.

Staying in Beijing

To make your stay in Beijing a more enjoyable and unforgettable experience, a Sihe courtyard hotel is your best choice. A Sihe courtyard hotel is like a mini living museum, inviting you to travel back in time into the past…

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