Provinces in North China
The capital city of China, Beijing is one of four Municipalities in China. Previously it was known as Peking or the older name Peiping. Here you will find famous sites such as Tian'anmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, The Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. No trip to China would be complete without seeing Beijing.
Heibei is the province surrounding Beijing. The main city, Chengde, was the summer resort of the emperors of China and contains many historical sites. The Great Wall starts at Shanhaiguan in east Heibei and runs across the province. In the north, at Fengning, you'll find the start of the Mongolian grasslands.
The famous grasslands of Inner Mongolia where you can ride horses, live in a Yurt and drink Mongolian milk tea with your roast lamb. West lies the Gobi Desert where a man can get lost in the dunes chasing a mirage. Here you can find much of the Great Wall of China as well as the old Yuan dynasty capital of Xanadu, visited by Marco Polo.
A province in northern China. Inner Mongolia borders it in the north, with the Great Wall of China following this border line. To the west, the Yellow River. The capital city Taiyuan contains Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of four Municipalities in China, located in the north, just 30 minutes by train from Beijing, is Tianjin. This is a rapidly developing city that can be divided into the old city and the new Binhai development area. A large number of foreign companies have bases in Tianjin, taking advantage of the sea port location and proximity to the nation capital, Beijing.