Beijing is one of the world's truly imposing cities, with a 3,000-year history
and over 14 million people. Rich in history, the city has been China's primary
capital for 800 years. It served
as the capital of the Yuan Dynasties
(1206-1368), and the subsequent Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties
whose imprint is evident in Beijing's countless pagodas, temples and imperial
parks that exist peacefully alongside modern high-rises and bustling markets. It
is the capital of People's Republic of China since 1949. The city is not only
the nation's political capital, but also a major economic and cultural center in
Asia and the world.
Beijing, a dynamic city where the old and new intermingle, remains a magnet for
visitors from inside and outside China. It offers such a wide array of
attractions that one can easily spend weeks without getting bored. Most of them
are the very names reverberate with history and legend. Beijing provides our
students with limitless opportunities for learning about all aspects of China's
history and culture, just outside the school gates.