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Beijing and northeast China

02-17-2018


Beijing and northeast China Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at the city of Beijing and northeast China.

Beijing is the capital of China and is the second most populous city in the world, home to over 21 million people. It is also one of the oldest planned cities in the world, having been established between 1368 and 1644.

These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. The lands to the northeast of Beijing represent some of the least traveled and most challenging regions of China. The region is historically known as Manchuria, and for centuries the main ethnic group were the Manchus. In 1644 the Manchus conquered China and founded the Qing Dynasty.

The lands to the northeast of Beijing represent some of the least traveled and most challenging regions of China. The region is historically known as Manchuria, and for centuries the main ethnic group were the Manchus. In 1644 the Manchus conquered China and founded the Qing Dynasty.

Actually there are more more reasons to visit Northeast China. It features a terrain of fertile plains, rugged mountains, dense forests, and azure volcanic lakes.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)

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