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About Beijing

 
Beijing , the capital of China , is a city where the ancient culture and the modern civilization are well integrated. It attracts tens of millions of visitors and tourists both at home and abroad each year to enjoy its rich culture and wonderful scenery.
 
The Great Wall

The Great Wall was built on the mountains in the northwest suburb of Beijing with an elevation of over 1000 meters. It has a history of over 2000 years. The Great Wall we see today is the result of renovation some 500 years ago. For tourists from other parts of China , there is a popular saying, which was quoted from the poems of former Chairman Mao Zedong: "you are not a true man without visiting the Great Wall".
 
The Temple of Heaven

It is situated at the southeastern part of Beijing . Built in 1420, it was a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. There are two parts, one inside and one outside. The main buildings are inside where you can choose to visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Echo Wall and the Circular Mound Altar.
The Echo Wall is a round wall along which a mere whisper can be heard clearly at the other hand.
 
The Palace Museum

Known as the Forbidden City, it was the imperial palace located at the central part of Beijing . The construction of this palace started in 1407 and it took 14 years to complete. Rectangular in shape, it covers an area of 720,000 square meters. It is said in a folk legend that there were 9999.5 rooms in the palace, only a half room fewer than those owned by the Heavenly Emperor.
 
 

Tian'anmen

The gallant Tian'anmen is located in the center of Beijing . It stands in front of the Palace Museum , and faces the magnificent Tian'anmen Square . In the center of the square stands the Monument to the Heroes of the People, and in the south of the square is Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. Tian'anmen Square is the largest square in the world.
 
The Summer Palace

It used to be the resort and garden of the emperor. It is located in the northwestern suburb of Beijing , 10 miles away from the city proper. It was destroyed by the foreign invaders in 1860 and was rebuilt in 1888. Covering an area of 290 hectares, it has a large number of buildings. It would take you more than three days to visit them all, so it is recommended that you choose spots selectively.


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