Olympics 2008, China
China will host the prestigious Summer Olympics Games in
Already, Olympics fever has gripped China and we'll probaby see
another exciting Olympics in 2008. The two cities that will host
the Olympics in China are Beijing, which is China's
national capital and Qingdao, a large seaside
city in the province of Shandong, in north-east China. Let's get
these two Olympics cities better.
Beijing is the capital for China. It was also a capital for the
last two monarchies (Qing and Ming Dynasties) that ruled China
before being overthrown by
Sun Yat Sun in 1911 and has been the capital since Mao Tse Tung
declared China a People's Republic in 1949.
is located in northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality and
partially surrounded by Hebei Province. The city covers an area
of more than 16,800 square kilometers (6,487 square miles) and has
a population of 13.82 million people. Beijing is
at its best in late spring and autumn, particularly during the months
of May, September and October when people can enjoy bright sunshine
and blue skies.
the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's
political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as
being the China's most important center for international trade
and communications. It has been the heart and soul of politics and
society throughout its long history and consequently there is an
unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers
as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern
is also the tourist capital of China, boasting of popular and
favourite tourist sites such as :
Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
will also be the host for the Summer Olympics in 2008.
Already, Olympics fever has gripped the city as construction of
new buildings, hotels and stadiums, sprucing of tourist facilities,
cleaning up of air and water pollution takes on a fervent pace.
one of the largest cities in China, Beijing suffers
from traffic jams, pollution and housing shortage due to it's
super rapid growth
over the last 15 years. Beijing is now urgently resolving these
problems so that it will be at it's best when the Olympic Games
starts in Year 2008.
Qingdao is a bustling city located in Shandong province, in the
North East of China. Qingdao will be the site for sailing
events for the Summer Olympics as Beijing is not by the
Qingdao city lies on undulating hills with luxuriantly green trees and buildings
noted for their attractive architectural styles. The red colour
of the tiled roves, green colour of the trees thills and blue of
the sea contrast beautifully. All this along with its beautiful
climate, make the city well-known as a summer and health resort.
an area of 10 654 km2. The city is located in flatlands, with
mountains spurring up nearby. The highest elevation in the
area is 1133 m above sea level. The city has a 730.64-kilometer
coastline. Five significant rivers that flow for more than 50
can be found in the region.
Qingdao is estimated to be the home for more than 7 million
inhabitants, of which around 2.6 million is residing in the Qingdao
Qingdao enjoys mild summers and relatively warm winters, with the average
July temperature at 23.8°C and the average January temperature
at -0.7°C. The city gets most rain in June and July, at an average
of 150 mm.
very strong German influence in the 19th century and many German
influenced buildings can still be seen. In fact, Qingdao beer
famous throughout the world, and every year, hundreds of thousands
of people, both local and overseas gather in Qingdao for the
Qingdao Beer festival.
Qingdao attracts many tourists due to its seaside setting and excellent
weather. Parks, beaches and sculpture -- as well as some unique
architecture -- line the shore. Qingdao's major attractions include:
* Ba Da Guan, the older area of town with some surviving German
* Laoshan, a famous Taoist mountain.
* Lu Xun Park, named after Lu Xun, a famous modern Chinese writer.
* Qingdao Beer Museum, on the site of the old brewery.
* Qingdao Naval Museum
* Qingdao International Beer City, the primary site of the annual
Qingdao International Beer Festival.
* Qingdao Underwater World
* St. Michael's Cathedral, a Gothic/Roman cathedral designed by
German architect Pepieruch, completed in 1934.
* Zhan Qiao (Zhan Pier)
* Zhanshan Temple, Qingdao's only Buddhist temple.
has such nice weather and scenary that the China ruling party
a large rest and retirement santuary in Qingdao for it's retired
cadres. Also, Qingdao is the favourite seaside city for most
Chinese to seek heat relief during the hot and stuffy summer
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