The capital of China is Beijing which means Northern Capital (bei-jing) and has been in contrast to Southern Capital (nan-jing) or Nanjing. The first humans have lived here from 700 000 to 200 000 years ago and this human type is known as Peking man (Homo erectus pekinesis). On the site of Zhoukoudian near Beijing […]
Beijing or northern capital has been one of the most exciting cities in the contemporary world and one of the world capitals today. It is a mix of traditional Chinese neighbourhoods and houses called hutong (胡同) and modern skyscrappers. Although the cultural heritage of Beijing consists of different architecture, historical remains and events –to mention Summer Palace, Tiantan or Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, there is a place where everything started: Forbidden city.