Beijing is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. It had been the capital of Imperial China for much of its history, and became seat of the People's Republic of China after the Chinese revolutions, as well as the country's educational and cultural center.

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The , located at the centre of Beijing, was the imperial palace of China for five centuries, until the early 20th century. Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0.

District is a core district of Beijing. It borders the districts of to the… Photo: FishOil, CC BY-SA 3.0.

District is a district of Beijing. District spans 32 square kilometres, making it the largest portion of the old city, and has 706,691 inhabitants. Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the primary airport of the Chinese capital city of Beijing. Photo: 颐园新居, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. is situated 2½ km southeast of Beijing. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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The , and colloquially described as The Giant Egg, is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Photo: Hui Lan, CC BY 2.0.

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The , or Taimiao of Beijing, is a historic site in the Imperial City, just… Photo: Gene Zhang, CC BY 2.0.

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Qianmen is the colloquial name for , a gate in Beijing's historic city wall. Photo: Eunice winG from Malaysia, CC BY 2.0.


Dongcheng District is in Beijing. It means "east city" and appropriately enough covers the eastern half of the old, imperial city. Photo: XtoF, CC BY-SA 3.0.

District is a district of the municipality of Beijing. Photo: Honza Soukup, CC BY 2.0.

is a major airport serving Beijing, the capital of , and the surrounding area. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

District is a former district of Beijing, located relatively southeast to the city center, and was situated between and Qianmen. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

District is a district of the municipality of Beijing. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

District is an urban district of the municipality of Beijing. Photo: Martin Lewison, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district in Beijing. used to be a rather large old village of surrounded by a more modern area and then a large rural area with lots of small villages. Photo: photo taker, CC BY-SA 3.0.

District is a rural and urban district in the northwest corner of Beijing Municipality. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

District is a district in the far north of Beijing Municipality. Photo: Matthew Summerton, CC BY-SA 3.0.

are areas in Dongcheng District in Beijing, . Photo: Rewindat, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Beijing consist of the administrative districts of Mentougou District, Fangshan District and Daxing District. Photo: Mutt, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Beijing consists of the suburbs and rural areas of Changping District and Shunyi District. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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