Beijing is famous for its long history and splendid culture. It has been the capital city of China for the last 700 years and is currently the second largest city in China. Its long history has endowed the city with countless historic and scenic spots, with great monuments, palaces, temples and reminders of the past glory of imperial China. Few places on Earth can compete with Beijing’s extraordinary panoramic display of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Beijing has become the political, educational and cultural center of China and a hub for international communication. It is also home to the world's most innovative modern architectures such as the CCTV Tower, the National Center for the Performing Arts and the Olympic Stadium.