About Beijing Normal University (BNU)
Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences. The university’s predecessor, the Normal College of the Imperial University of Peking, was founded in 1902. In 1908, the school name was changed to Advanced Normal College of the Imperial University and the school became independent and then, in 1923, the name changed again to Beijing Normal University, the first Normal University in Chinese history. In 1931 and 1952, respectively, Peking Women’s Normal University and Fu Jen Catholic University merged to create moden Beijing Normal University.
The main campus of Beijing Normal University covers 172.64 acres that serve as an important place for the university to carry out educational activities. The school has 22,000 full-time students, including 8,900 undergraduates, 11,300 graduates and 1,800 long-term international students.
Map of Jing-Shi Hotel, BNU (Registration site)
About Beijing Zoo
Beijing Zoo was founded in 1906, or the 32nd year of Emperor Guangxu’s reign in Qing Dynasty. It was officially named as Beijing Zoo in 1955. Covering an area of 86 hectares. there are over 5.000 animals of about 450 species on display in the Zoo. As the earliest zoo with the most animal species in China, each year Beijing Zoo receives over 8 million visitors domestic and abroad. Adhering to the principle of “Education and Preservation, Security and Service”, Beijing Zoo provides visitors with rich content, long history, beautiful gardens and quality service.
Beijing (literally meaning Northern Capital) is one of the world’s most magnificent cities, spanning almost 17,000 square km and with a population of 21 million. Located in the northeast of the Chinese mainland. With a history that is more than 3000 years, Beijing is an amazing mix of old and new. For centuries Beijing has been the centre for cultural and business activities and is today beyond doubt a truly world class and international city.
The city hosts a collection of amazing cultural sites with the capital itself being an integral part of Chinese history. Every year sites like The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven and the Bell Ringing Tower attract countless numbers of visitors and travelers to this incredible metropolis.
Local people in Beijing are warm, friendly and used to receiving and entertaining foreigners from abroad. Many people who travel to the city for either business or tourism leave having made lasting connections and friendships. Whatever their reasons to visit this incredible and unique capital, visitors are guaranteed an exceptional and unforgettable stay. When questioned about his travels in Beijing and China, Marco Polo famously said, “I have not told you half of what I saw.” Truly the only way for travelers to understand this wonderful city and all it has to offer is to come and experience it for themselves.