Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit your hometown, what is the most interesting place you would like to take him/her to see and why?
I am very glad to hear you want to visit my hometown. Because we have been friends for four years, it’s my pleasure to introduce my hometown, Beijing, to you. It is such a city with famous places of interest, which is the capital of China and is famous for "Capital of a thousand years". Millions of people come here every year, especially on their vacation.
The long history leaves Beijing precious cultural treasure. Winding for several kilometers in Beijing area, the Great Wall is the only man-made structure that could been seen in the space. The Summer Palace is a classic composition of ancient royal gardens, and the Forbidden City is the largest royal palaces in the world. However, the best representatives for Beijing are the vanishing Hutongs. Through hundreds of years, the life of common people in hutongs brings endless charm to the ancient capital, Beijing. The hutong in Beijing is not only the living environment of common people but also a kind of architecture. Usually, there is a complex courtyard inside hutong with 4 to 10 families of about 20 people. Therefore, life in hutongs is full of friendliness and human kindness.
Welcome to the modern city, Beijing, which will impress you deeply and will never leave you any regrets if you have chance to visit here.