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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
*[[Henan]] Province — birthplace of the nation and ancient home to more than 200 emperors from more than 20 dynasties
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
* [[Beijing]]
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* [[Beijing]] — capital of the country.
 
* [[Hohhot]]
 
* [[Hohhot]]
 
* [[Jinan]]
 
* [[Jinan]]
 
* [[Qingdao]]
 
* [[Qingdao]]
 
* [[Shijiazhuang]]
 
* [[Shijiazhuang]]
* [[Taiyuan]]
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* [[Taiyuan]] — industrial city with a long history, capital of [[Shanxi]] Province.
 
* [[Tianjin]]
 
* [[Tianjin]]
* [[Zhengzhou]] — on the south bank of the Yellow River, capital of Henan Province.
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* [[Zhengzhou]] — on the south bank of the Yellow River, capital of [[Henan]] Province.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
There are a number of UNESCO [[World Heritage Site]]s in the region:
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* [[Kaifeng]] — former capital during the Northern Song dynasty.
* [[Longmen National Park]] — home to the Longmen Grottoes.
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* [[Longmen National Park]] — home to the Longmen Grottoes, close to [[Luoyang]] in [[Henan]] Province.
* [[Zhoukoudian]] — home to the Peking Man.
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* [[Mount Tai]] — in [[Shandong]].
* [[Pingyao]] Ancient City
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* [[Pingyao]] — ancient city.
  
There are also other attractions:
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The itineraries [[Along the Yellow River]] and [[Along the Grand Canal]] cover some routes through the region.
* [[Shanxi merchant family compounds]] near [[Pingyao]]
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
As anywhere in China, [[Chinese phrasebook|Mandarin]] is the lingua franca; nearly everyone can speak it. The Mandarin spoken in this region, especially around [[Beijing]], is the standard dialect. [[Inner Mongolia]] naturally has many speakers of [[Mongolian phrasebook|Mongolian]], but many of them speak Mandarin as well. [[Russian phrasebook|Russian]] is fairly common as a second language. As elsewhere in China, English is not widespread but some people speak it quite well.
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As anywhere in China, [[Chinese phrasebook|Mandarin]] is the lingua franca; nearly everyone can speak it. The Mandarin spoken in this region, especially around [[Beijing]], is the standard dialect. [[Inner Mongolia]] naturally has many speakers of [[Mongolian phrasebook|Mongolian]], but many of them speak Mandarin as well. [[Russian phrasebook|Russian]] was fairly common as a second language in the Northeast during the Soviet Era and even before that. As elsewhere in China, English is not widespread but some people speak it quite well.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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As elsewhere in China, there is an extensive rail network. Rail is the main means of inter-city travel for the Chinese themselves, and many visitors travel that way as well. The system now includes [[High-speed rail in China|fast bullet trains]] on most major routes; unless your budget is very tight, these are the best way to go — fast, clean and comfortable.
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All the major cities have airports with good domestic connections; some have international connections as well. See the individual city articles for details.
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There is also an extensive highway network, much of it very good. Busses go almost anywhere, somewhat cheaper than the trains. See the [[China#By_bus|China article]] for more. Driving yourself is also possible, but often problematic; see [[Driving in China]].
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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Latest revision as of 10:46, 8 August 2012

Northern Central Region of China.

Regions[edit]

Regions of north China
Henan Province (Birthplace of the nation and ancient home to more than 200 emperors from more than 20 dynasties)
Shanxi Province (Yellow River, mountains, ancient cities and tourist areas)
Shandong Province
Hebei Province
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Tianjin
Beijing

Cities[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

The itineraries Along the Yellow River and Along the Grand Canal cover some routes through the region.

Understand[edit]

This is one of the areas where Chinese civilisation first developed, along the Yellow River.

Talk[edit]

As anywhere in China, Mandarin is the lingua franca; nearly everyone can speak it. The Mandarin spoken in this region, especially around Beijing, is the standard dialect. Inner Mongolia naturally has many speakers of Mongolian, but many of them speak Mandarin as well. Russian was fairly common as a second language in the Northeast during the Soviet Era and even before that. As elsewhere in China, English is not widespread but some people speak it quite well.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

As elsewhere in China, there is an extensive rail network. Rail is the main means of inter-city travel for the Chinese themselves, and many visitors travel that way as well. The system now includes fast bullet trains on most major routes; unless your budget is very tight, these are the best way to go — fast, clean and comfortable.

All the major cities have airports with good domestic connections; some have international connections as well. See the individual city articles for details.

There is also an extensive highway network, much of it very good. Busses go almost anywhere, somewhat cheaper than the trains. See the China article for more. Driving yourself is also possible, but often problematic; see Driving in China.

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Landmarks and buildings[edit]

Parks and nature[edit]

Museums and exhibitions[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

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Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]


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