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The cradle of civilization

Beijing has been at the heart and soul of Chinese politics and society for more than 5,000 years. As the proud capital of China, Beijing is the country's modern political, cultural, and educational center. If the pace of change in the city today is anything a way to judge, Beijing is determined to stay at the forefront of Chinese civilization.

Loyola’s Study Law Abroad Program explores many of Beijing's facilities and institutions to introduce you to the study and practice of law in a foreign culture. A world-renowned ancient cultural city, Beijing is a flourishing metropolis, boasting many scenic spots and historical monuments, precious artifacts and world-famous architectural wonders, such as: the Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties; the Summer Palace, a summer resort for the Qing court, sitting within the largest Chinese-style garden in existence; The Great Wall, the only man-made construction on earth visible from outer space; The Ming Tombs, the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty; The Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests; and Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of the capital, known as one of the largest city squares in the world.