About Beijing

Geography

Beijing is located in the northeastern part of the country, north of the North China Plain, there are mountains to the north and west. In the northwestern region there are the Jundu Mountains and in the west are the Xishan Mountains and the Great Wall of China which runs across the northern region of the Beijing municipality.

Beijing is about 16,000 square kilometers and lies in the northern end of the Grand Canal of China, three major rivers flow through region around Beijing, the Yongding River, Wenyu River and the Chaobai River. They all empty into the Bohai Sea. Downtown Beijing has three lakes Xihai, Houhai and Qianhai and are circled by nightclubs and (Landscape with The Great Wall near Beijing) Landscape with The Great Wall near Beijing. restaurants. Aqueducts divert water from the Yongdong River to the city moat in the south. The network of moats and aqueducts manage the flow of water from the cities’ rivers and lakes often through parks like the Purple Bamboo Park.

The urban region of Beijing is in the south part of the municipality. Beijing is arranged in concentric roads called 2nd Ring Road, 3rd Ring Road, etc. Beijing is at an elevation of 43.5 meters above sea level and at the same altitude as Rome, Madrid and Philadelphia.