Beijing (北京, Běijīng, "Northern Capital") is China's second largest city, after Shanghai (population of the city in 2007: 8,495,000 people, the whole municipality: 17,430,000). Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields.
There are many interesting places that you can see in and around Beijing; the most popular ones are the Forbidden City, The great Wall of China and Tian'anmen Square.
For more detailed information on Beijing please go to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourist_at ... of_Beijing
The following link will take you to the slide-show made of pictures taken in September of 2005:
http://picasaweb.google.com/yilongwei.c ... 6320655202
If you want to see the same pictures but with more in-depth comments on each picture please check these out: