Beijing is located in northern China, covers an area of more than 16,800 square kilometers (6,487 square miles) and has a population of 13 million people. Beijing is at its best in late spring and autumn, when people can enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies. As the capital of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center and the most important base for international trade. Beijing boasts many phenomenal places, as long as outstanding boutique hotels. Its long history started some 500,000 years ago. Although Beijing now is modern, fashionable and full of 21st Century vitality, you can experience authentic Beijing life and discover the old Beijing by exploring its many teahouses, temple fairs, Hutong and Courtyard, and the Opera. With the biggest central square in the world - Tiananmen Square -, the Forbidden City, a section of the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven, Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors who all come wonder at its century-old history and unique culture. Strolling around Beijing, you'll find it has much in common with any other great metropolis elsewhere in the world. There are skyscrapers; busy shopping malls and an endless stream of traffic that makes the city the much the same as others. Modern boutique hotels offer the highest standards of service and convenience, like DuGe Courtyard Boutique Hotel, and Hotel Kapok Beijing.