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Beijing (北京) Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Culture

The capital city of China, Beijing has a history dating back thousands of years. Every day, hordes of tourists flock to this ancient city to visit its many landmarks. Take a short video tour of Beijing in this video.

北京是中国的首都 – běi jīng shì zhōng guó de shǒu dū
Beijing is China’s capital

天安门广场 – tiān’ ān mén guǎng chǎng
Tiananmen Square

毛主席 – Máo zhǔ xí
Chairman Mao

故宫 – gù gōng
Imperial Palace

紫禁城 – zǐ jìn chéng
Forbidden City

天坛 – tiān tán
Temple of Heaven

北海公园 – běi hǎi gōng yuán
Beihai Park (lit. Northern Sea)

雍和宫 – yōng hé gōng
Lama Temple

颐和园 – yí hé yuán
Summer Palace (lit. Gardens of Nurtured Harmony)

798艺术区 – qī jiǔ bā yì shù qū
798 Art Zone

鼓楼 – gǔ lóu
Drum Tower

钟楼 – zhōng lóu
Bell Tower

长城 – cháng chéng
Great Wall

圆明园 – yuán míng yuán
Old Summer Palace (lit. Gardens of Perfect Brightness)

后海 – hòu hǎi
Back Sea

鸟巢 – niǎo cháo
Bird’s Nest

水立方 – shuǐ lì fāng
Water Cube

世贸天阶 – shì mào tiān jiē
The Place

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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