City Highlights - China


The Palace Museum
The Palace Museum was formerly known as the Forbidden City, where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties resided. Located in the centre of the central axial line of Beijing, the Palace Museum was first constructed in 1406. It has more than 9,000 halls and rooms, and contains a large number of valuable cultural relics. The Palace Museum is the largest palace in the world, and one of the world cultural heritages.

Tian Anmen Square
Located in the center of Beijing, Tian?nmen Square is the largest city central square n the world with an area of 440,000 square meters.

Temple of Heaven
Constructed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. It is the largest temple complex for praying in China.

The Great Wall at Badaling
The Great Wall is one of the wonders of the world that created by human being! The Great Wall was first constructed in B.C eleven century. Emperor Qin used 300, 000 people to connect all old Great Walls from B.C. 221. That was the oldest Great Wall stretched more than five thousand kilometre in an unbroken chain. After using and repairing for two thousand years, the Great Wall is 6350 kilometres in length today.

The Ming Tombs
The Ming Tombs located in a small basin with a circumference of 40 square kilometres. Altogether 13 emperors, 23 empresses and many imperial concubines, crown princes and princesses were buried here.

The Summer Palace
Constructed in the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was an imperial garden. It displays excellent gardening art, and gathers tens of thousand of precious cultural relics.

The hutong is a kind of lane lined on both sides by courtyard containing compound houses. Hutongs cover about one third of the area of Beijing, and half of Beijing? population live in hutongs.

Beijing Zoo
Located in Xizhimenwai Street, Xicheng District, the construction area of the Beijing Zoo comes to more than 50,000 square meters. It raises various rare animals in China, such as giant pandas, Manchurian tigers, golden monkeys and David? deer.


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