We treat two adjacent areas together as the Northern Central Region of China. One is the historical heartland of the country, along the Yellow River where the Chinese Empire first developed; the other is the more wild and arid territory of Inner Mongolia to the North and West.
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, China, and its second largest city after Shanghai.
Shandong is a province in China. The name means east of the mountains.
Tianjin is a major city in North China that neighbours the capital city of Beijing.
Shanxi is a province in Northern Central Region of China.
Qingdao, is regarded by some Chinese as one of the most beautiful and clean cities in China.
Henan, Yu for short, is a province located in the Northern Central Region of China.
Hebei is a province in China. Home to approximately 70 million people, Hebei forms the core of the China Northern Plain- A pancake flat, primarily agricultural region.
Pingyao is a small city whose old town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Inner Mongolia is a Mongol Autonomous Region in northern China, whereas Outer Mongolia is a separate country to the north of China.
Shijiazhuang is the capital of Hebei Province. Shijiazhuang is a comparatively young city.
Datong is a city in Shanxi Province, China. Datong is a small city with less experience with foreigners.
Zhengzhou is a city on the south bank of Yellow River in China.
Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi Province and a common stopover between Wu Tai Shan and Pingyao.
Mount Wǔtái, is one of the four Sacred Buddhist mountains of China, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Shanxi Province in China.
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