“Explore Beautiful China Visit Beijing 2022”
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Let’s explore the charm of China culture and tourism during this “2021 China Tourism and Culture Weeks”.
Explore the Old and New Beijing Capital
When talk about Beijing, first come to your mind is a city full of ancient capital culture and modern culture. As a famous historical and cultural city, The Central Axis of Beijing located at the center of the city is one of the best ways to explore the “old” Beijing.
The Central Axis of Beijing
The Central Axis of Beijing has its root dated back to the planning and design of the Dadu City in the Yuan Dynasty. It is 7.8 kilometers long starting in the south of the city from Yongding Gate, runs through Zhengyangmen and the Forbidden City to the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north. Most of the essential buildings in the old city of Beijing are constructed along the axis.
Three(3) out of the seven(7) World Heritage in Beijing can be found on the Central Axis, respectively, Palace Museum, The Temple of Heaven and Shichahai and Wanning Bridge on the Grand Canal.
On China’s world cultural heritage, there is no better place to experience the imperial grandeur than the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City), the first of the world’s five great palaces. For new arrivals to Beijing, taking photos in front of Tian ‘anmen Square and watching the flag-raising and lowering ceremony are must-do things. The ceremony takes place every morning and evening.
Food is indispensable in the process of cultural tourism experience, such as trying the most well-known Beijing Roast Duck ; experience the Royal’s Imperial cuisine ; eat like a Beijinger with Beijing’s folk food.
Peking duck is a world-famous Beijing dish. The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, and served with mostly skin and little meat, eaten with spring onion, cucumber with Chinese pancakes rolled. In order to make the perfect Peking duck , the ingredients require high-quality duck meat and roasted with charcoal fire. In addition, eating Peking duck has become a symbol of visiting Beijing.
Instant-boiled mutton, also known as Mongolian Fire Pot. In winter, this dish in Beijing is a popular folk food.
After experienced the ancient capital culture and food culture of “old” Beijing, the “new” Beijing with modern urban architecture and fashionable trend culture must not be missed.
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) , National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest)
Looking northward along the Central Axis of Beijing to the stunning architecture of the Olympic Park. From left to right are the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, the three-sided LingLong Pagoda that served as the media center for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 258-meter Olympic Tower, and the iconic Beijing National “Bird’s Nest” Stadium. In 2022, Beijing will host the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with the opening and closing ceremonies at the National Stadium and the National Aquatics (Water Cube) being renovated to host curling competitions.
The Central Business District(CBD) in Beijing is the base of headquarters for many world’s top five hundred (500) enterprises in China. It is also the seat of many high-end enterprises such as finance, insurance, real estate, and network in Beijing. CBD represents the forefront of the development of modern Beijing.
China Centre Television(CCTV) Studio
In Beijing, we can see a strange and exaggerated building nicknamed “dà kùchǎ (大裤衩)”, translated as “Big Pants”. It is the China Centre Television(CCTV) studio building, regarded as the most important landmark and cultural building of the new Beijing.
Shimaotianjie (The Place) is the place of catering, recreation, spatial art, fashion, leisure and shopping. Its electronic over-head screen is a new Beijing check-in destination not to be missed. This screen is the first of its kind in Asia and the third largest one in the world.
Explore the Beautiful Suburbs of Beijing
Beijing not only is a famous historical and cultural city, but the natural scenery of the Beijing suburbs are famous for their picturesque scenery too. Most Beijing suburbs are surrounded by mountains and rivers, among them, Yanqing district is a first choice and popular place for Beijingers to visit in all seasons.
Yanqing is located 74 kilometer northwest of Beijing at the foot of the majestic Great Wall and on the banks of the beautiful river.
The Badaling Great Wall is located in the Yanqing District of Beijing. Its has the longest history, the richest culture, the most magnificent buildings, the most spectacular scenery, the most famous reputation and the most complete section among the thousands of famous passes of the Great Wall of China. Therefore, it is the earliest section of the Great Wall open to tourists. The Badaling Great Wall is also incorporated as one of the world’s cultural heritage sites.
Other then the Badaling Great Wall, Longqingxia Gorge is also a 4(A)-level landscape scenic spot in China.
In the scenic area, there are more than thirty landscapes in the scenic area, such as Zhenshan Rulai, Zhongshan, Fengguan Island, Axe Mountain, and Moon Bay. There are two temples, King Kong and Shenxianyuan. The auxiliary facilities include hotels and restaurants, Tenglong elevator, Biyi slide, and ropeway, etc. The Longqingxia Ice Lantern was founded in 1987 and has now become an indispensable traditional project for winter tourism in Beijing and even North China.
Yanqing is not only a famous tourist attraction, but also an important venue for holding international events. The Expo 2019, Beijing World Horticultural Exposition was held here, and Yanqing is also one of the district that will host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Explore the Magical City
Along the northwest of Beijing, 180 kilometers from the center of Beijing , you will find Zhangjiakou, a vibrant and magical city in Hebei. The most attractive part of Zhangjiakou is that it has the coolest and most pleasant climate; the pristine grassland closest to the capital; it has high-quality ice and snow resources; it can be called the best choice for escaping the summer heat and enjoying winter skiing.
Grassland Sky Road
Due to Zhangjiakou is located in a high-altitude area, the average temperature in summer is only 18°C , making it an ideal place for everyone to escape the summer heat. In particular, the grassland sky road, long 132.7 kilometers, has been called the most beautiful scenic byway, and the Chinese version of “US 66 Highway “. And due to its magnificent scenery, it’s one of the hot spots for road-trip enthusiasts all over the country.
Chongli Ski Resort, Zhangjiakou
In winter, the amount of snowfall is as high as 1 meter, more than 150 days snow storage period, and the average temperature is minus 12℃ . It is a nice place for all the skiing enthusiasts. Because of its high-quality ice and snow resources and dense forests, Zhangjiakou, had been selected as one of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics co-host, and its contracted most of the skiing sport.
Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to select the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at its 128th plenary session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 31, 2015. Beijing finally won the bid to host the 24th Winter Olympic Games and 13th Winter Paralympic Games in 2022. It will be the first time that China has hosted the Winter Olympics, and the city of Beijing will be the first in the world to host both the Summer and Winter Games.
The 24th Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be held on February 4th to 20th, 2022. The 13th Winter Paralympic Games will be held on March 4th to 13th,2022.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Winter Paralympic Games
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Emblem
The design of the emblem is inspired by the Chinese character ” Dong (冬)”,means “winter” . The upper part of the emblem graphic shows the shape of a skater, and the lower part shows the heroic posture of a skier. The dancing lines in the middle represent the undulating mountains, stadiums, ice and snow slides and ribbons of the festival.
The emblem is mainly blue, which means dream and future, as well as the brightness and purity of ice and snow. The red and yellow colors are derived from the Chinese national flag and represent the passion, youth and vitality of the sport.
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games Emblem
The emblem design shows the dynamics and strength of the Chinese character ” Fei (飞) ” , means “fly”, cleverly transformed into an athlete gliding forward and rushing to victory, and at the same time visually expresses the form of special sports equipment such as wheelchairs for the Winter Paralympics. The lines in the upper part are stiff and tortuous, and the lower part is soft and mellow, implying that the athletes finally reached the goal and achieved complete success after tenacious struggle and ups and downs.
Name: Bing Dwen Dwen
The jovial panda mascot is an ambassador for winter sports. Bing (冰) is the Chinese character for ice, while Dwen Dwen (墩墩) is a common nickname in China for children that implies healthiness, cuteness, and ingenuousness – characteristics also shared with pandas.
Name: Shuey Rhon Rhon
Shuey Rhon Rhon (雪容融) is a Chinese lantern child ready to welcome friends from around the world for a big party. Exuding positivity, the glow emanating from its heart symbolises the inspiring warmth, friendship, courage, and perseverance of Para athletes that light up the dreams of millions every day.
The torch for Beijing 2022, named “Flying” (飞扬 Fei Yang). The torch is full of dynamism and vitality , with a spiral construction that resembles a fluttering ribbon where the Olympic flames sit.
Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games’s Torch
The torch for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games is silver and gold, symbolizing glory and dream, and reflecting the Paralympic values of “courage, determination, inspiration and equality.” The bottom circle of the torch is engraved with the full name of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Braille.
4.Olympic Venue and Competition Zone
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in three competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
The Beijing Zone, with a total of 28 competition and non-competition venues (17 existing, 6 newly-built, 3 temporary and 2 other pending venues), will host the opening and closing ceremonies and 37 events across 7 disciplines (Curling, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing) of 4 winter sports (Curling, Ice Hockey, Skating and Skiing) during the Olympic Winter Games.
The competition venues in the Beijing zone are the National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest), National Aquatics Center, National Speed Skating Oval, National Indoor Stadium, Capital Indoor Stadium, Wukesong Sport Centre and Big Air Shougang.
The Yanqing Zone, a total of 5 competition and non-competition venues, will host 21 events across 4 disciplines (Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge) of 3 sports (Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh and Luge) during the Olympic Winter Games.
The competition venues in the Yanqing zone are the National Alpine Skiing Center and the National Sliding Center.
The Zhangjiakou Zone, with a total of 10 competition and non-competition venues, will host 51 events across 6 disciplines (Snowboard, Freestyle Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Biathlon) of Skiing and Biathlon during the Olympic Winter Games.
The competition venues in the Zhangjiakou zone are the National Ski Jumping Center, National Cross-Country Center, National Biathlon Center and the Genting Snow Park.
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