Beijing was named the China's most cultured city in Chinese City Ranking survey. This worldwide online survey gathered opinions from netizens in more than 26 countries and attracted more than 5.7 million participants. The poll attracted 65.8 % of voters from overseas.
20 cities were listed which are based on factors such as cultural diversity, cultural heritage preservation, cultural industry development and openness to cultural exchange.
Beijing ranked No.1 by more than 150,000 votes. Chengdu, Xi'an, Nanjing and Lhasa were ranked second to fifth.
The survey was mainly aimed at promoting the cultural resources of these cities to the world, said Xue Geyang of China Radio International, which organized the poll.
Participants were asked to vote both online and through text messages, and strict measures were taken to avoid manipulation of the result.