Culture - In Beijing the cultural aspects
of the city have survived both time and war. Still
the area has wonderful structures, museums and many
pieces of artwork that line the city and make visitors
so aware of the intricate patience of its people.
One of the main forms of Art in China
is accomplished with a brush and ink is called Calligraphy.
It has been known as China's highest form of visual
art. The people put very much attention on this art
form. It has been said that they regard a person's
character by being judged as to the elegance of their
The official Chinese language spoken
in Beijing is Mandarin
, however the
Chinese call it Putonghua. Almost 70 percent of the
population in China speaks Putonghua.
The theatre or Opera in China is
a major cultural attraction and it has inspired the
martial arts and acrobats also because of the role
of the music. The area is filled with theatres and
rightly so. The Chinese people love music as well
as art and hold it closely to their souls.
Chinese Cuisine is known in four
regional categories: Beijing/Mandarin and Shandong,
Cantonese and Chaozhou, Shanghainese, and Sichuan.
The Chinese drink is Tea and beer the most alcoholic.
In the restaurants in Beijing you may feast upon the
Chinese cuisine and tasty it is. Their well-known
foods are frequently loved by many a visitor to their
So much of the way of the Chinese is interesting
to say the least and as you see their country and
learn their ways it is more than a deeply bound respect
you will find for the city as well as its people.
It is the appreciation that will liken you to want
to visit again and again, perhaps the next time knowing
the proper culture etiquettes to be more like them.