After Shanghai we went to Beijing, which is the capital of China. It was really impressive, by the culture concentrated in this city. It’s really heavy in culture and history.
During our trip, we visit a lot of monuments and places, like the famous place, Tiananmen, it’s the place where Mao Zedong created and launched the People’s Republic of China in 1949. It’s a huge place really impressive by its length but also by its architecture, because it’s composed of communist building with massive walls of bricks and a huge pictures of Mao Zedong. The first impression I had in Tiananmen was the atmosphere which was really heavy, because there is a lot of guards, militaries and policemen which were controlled everybody including their bags. During our trip we also see the well-known Forbidden City, which is the centre of the history and past of dynasties of China.
At Beijing we had a totally different vision of China compared to Shanghai, Beijing is really the political centre of China whereas Shanghai is the economic centre of China. Beijing is not a city where I could live, but it was really interesting to see all this concentrate of history in a city.