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Beijing (fka Peking) is the capital of China and currently world's 4th largest city by population (urban over 21,45 million, metro over 24 million) - after Chongqing, Shanghai and Delhi. Beijing is also world's most populous capital city (having 1,52% of China's total population). In the top-5, China's capital is followed by New Delhi India (16,8 million, 1,1%), Tokyo Japan (9,3 million, 10,3%), Manila Philippines (12,9 million, 29%) and Moscow Russia (11,5 million, 8%).
Beijing is in northern China and is governed as direct-controlled municipality with 16 rural, suburban and urban districts. The municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province - excepting Tianjin Municipality (southeast).
Since 2018, Guangshengang XRL (Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link) - high-speed railway - connects Beijing with Hong Kong (Kowloon Station) via Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The largest cities connected to Hong Kong via HSR (without interchange) also include Changsha, Guiyang, Wuhan and Nanning.
Beijing is China's cultural, educational and political center. Here are the headquarters of most all largest Chinese state-owned companies. The city is the largest hub for China's national railway system, high-speed rail, highway and expressway networks. Beijing Capital International Airport is world's 2nd busiest by passenger traffic - following only Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, Georgia USA). City's subway network is among world's longest and busiest.
The city is famous for its temples, tombs, palaces, nature parks and gardens, gates, walls, universities and art treasures. Beijing City has seven UNESCO Sites - Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Zhoukoudian, Ming Tombs, Grand Canal, The Great Wall. Beijing hosted 2008 Summer Olympics and will host 2022 Winter Olympics.
Port Beijing cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Beijing, China. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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