Beijing is a good mix of traditional Chinese and Western lifestyle. Most students will enjoy and adapt to this special atmosphere within a short time in Beijing and at Tsinghua University.
Beijing, also known as Peking is the capital of China and the second largest city after Shanghai. However, Beijing is the cultural, political and intellectual center of China. Initially settled more than 2000 years ago, Beijing has been the capital of China for most of the last 700 years. Beijing enjoys hot summers and cold winters.
As a student in Beijing you will have to time to visit all the famous landmarks but also take part in student life and find the best hangouts for young people such as the best party places and shopping areas and markets.
Many Beijing universities are located in the Wudaokou district, including Tsinghua University. This is a popular place for students, both to live, study and hang out. Local food options are available and in particluar the street vendors sell tasty egg pancakes.
Beijing is home to many of China’s famous sights, like the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. Moreover, there are innumerable cultural sights and activities. A walk along the "hutongs" (old narrow-allied neighborhoods) offer a glimpse of the traditional China.
The historical Tiananmen Square won't easily escape your eye. Mao Zedong's mausoleum lies here and you can actually see his embalmed body. From there, you can visit the Great Hall of the People, the Opera, and of course, the Forbidden City. If you're an early bird, you can also watch the impressive flag-raising ceremony every morning before dawn.