FOSS4G 2012 Beijing Travel

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Beijing is one of the world's most diverse cities. Particularly in recent years, the great changes have taken place in the capital of the People's Republic of China. These attractive tourist destinations are recommended.

The National Stadium or Bird's Nest is a new major landmark and the symbol of the 2008 Olympic Games. Two contemporary buildings are remarkable landmarks: the CCTV Building (sometimes called The Underpants or Bird Legs by locals) and the World Trade Center Tower III. Both are outstanding examples of contemporary architecture.

The centre of the city and most important landmark is Tiananmen Square. This is the world's largest public square and a must see for all visitors from abroad and from elsewhere in China. The square is surrounded by grand buildings including the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of Chinese History, and the Forbidden City, etc.