Beijing is a good mix of traditional Chinese and Western lifestyle. Beijing is the political, cultural, historical and intellectual centre of China. Beijing is located in the north of China and has a continental climate, with warm and humid summer and cold and dry winters.
Student life in Beijing
Beijing, also known as Peking is the capital of China and the second largest city after Shanghai. As a student in Beijing you will have to time to visit all the famous landmarks but also take part in student life and find the best hangouts for young people such as the best party places and shopping areas and markets.
Many Beijing universities are located in the Wudaokou district. This is a popular place for students, both to live, study and hang out. Local food options are available and in particluar the street vendors sell tasty egg pancakes. Most students will enjoy and adapt to the special atmosphere within a short time in Beijing.
Beijing is home to many of China’s famous sights, like the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. Moreover, there are innumerable cultural sights and activities. A walk along the "hutongs" (old narrow-allied neighborhoods) offer a glimpse of the traditional China.
The historical Tiananmen Square won't easily escape your eye. Mao Zedong's mausoleum lies here and you can actually see his embalmed body. From there, you can visit the Great Hall of the People, the Opera, and of course, the Forbidden City. If you're an early bird, you can also watch the impressive flag-raising ceremony every morning before dawn.