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Beijing Geological Features

Beijing is situated at the northern tip of the roughly triangular North China Plain, which opens to the south and east of the city. Mountains to the north, northwest and west shield the city and northern China's agricultural heartland from the encroaching desert steppes. The city itself lies on flat land (elevation 20-60m, 65-197 ft.) that opens to the east and south. The much larger Beijing Municipality encompasses mountains that surround the city from the southwest to the northeast and reach elevations of over 2,000 m (6,562 ft.).

Beijing Municipality consists of eight city districts, eight suburban districts and two rural counties. It covers a total area of 16,807.8 sq. km. The terrain is roughly 38% flat and 62% mountainous.[1] The city is 150 km inland from the Bohai Sea via Tianjin Municipality in the southeast. Aside from Tianjin, Beijing is bordered on all other sides by Hebei Province, including a piece wedged between Beijing and Tianjin.

Historically, Beijing was situated on the border between sedentary agricultural areas to the south and pastoralist regions beyond the mountains to the north. The Great Wall of China was built across the mountains north of Beijing to guard against nomadic invasions. In modern times, the same mountains that shielded Beijing from the Gobi steppes also form a semi-circular basin which catches the city's air pollution. Severe smog problems develop in the summer as the hot and humid air pressure from monsoons in the south prevent air pollutants from leaving the basin. Smog is less severe in the fall and winter when the direction of the wind currents reverse course as the vast anticyclone high pressure system takes hold and brings cold, dry air from Siberia. In the spring, the northerly winds, pick up dust from desertifying areas of western China and bring occasionally severe dust storms to Beijing. The city's climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, windy, and dry winters.

Beijing Entertainment
Beijing is a colorful metropolitan city with huge number of entertainment activities. In the daytime you may go to cinema or theatre. If you are a Chinese tea lover, you can go to a teahouse. All kind of exhibitions and shows are available like arts museums etc. You can take part in various kinds of sports like shooting, bungee, indoor skating and so on. In the evening, you have more choices like going to bar streets, KTV, night-snack streets etc. Beijing is a nightless city. You will not feel lonely no matter where you are from!

Beijing Nightlife
Looking for an evening bar or a pub? Or maybe you are interested in Peking Opera or Chinese acrobatics show? Beijing nightlife is very colorful. Beijing nightlife has more to offer! If you travel with your kids, then enjoying Kung Fu show in the evening is a must. If you are young and energetic, you may go to disco or live jazz. There are more Beijing nightlife activities either noisy or quite.

Beijing Sports and Recreation
Tour-Beijing Travel Service' Sport and Recreation page offers a wide choice of activities to satisfy all kind of requests. No matter you are foreign visitors or an expat working in Beijing. Beside its great number of golf clubs and expensive clubs, we do offer and suggest to you many other activities that you will find very interesting like shooting, bungee, boating , biking etc.

Beijing Recommended Restaurants
Eating out in China is also regarded as a kind of entertainment for social communication. Drinking and talking makes new friends and keeps old friends. Most of Chinese are big eaters, using more time eating. Beijing almost has all kinds of restaurants to meet your taste. You will find Beijing local food, other Chinese food, others like Japanese, French, Thai, German, Italian etc.

Edited by Athena Lee,
Author/Editor By : HCT