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  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    The Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, is one of the world's most renowned projects. It is the longest defensive wall in the world. In 1987, UNESCO put the Great Wall on the list of World Culture Heritage. Construction of the Great Wall started from 7th century BC. At that time there were many ....

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  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square. It is 880 meters long from south to north, 500 meters wide from east to west. The whole square occupies an area of 44 hectares, big enough to hold one million people. It is the biggest city center square in the world. Since the founding of New China in 1949, large-scale renovations were done se....

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  • The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City

    The Palace Museum known as the Purple Forbidden City, was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the largest, best preserved palace complex remaining in the world today. In the feudal society emperors had supreme power, so this residence was certainly a forbidden place. Purple was the symbolic c....

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  • The Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace lies in the northwest of Beijing, about 10 kilometers away from the center of the city. It covers an area of 290 hectares, about three-fourths of the total area is water, and one-fourth is land and hill. The Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), who commissioned work on the imperial ....

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  • The Temple Of Heaven

    The Temple Of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, a....

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  • The Hutongs

    The Hutongs

    Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences.Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joi....

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  • The Bird Nest And Water Cube

    The Bird Nest And Water Cube

    The spectacular Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing is hailed as the finest arena in the world and full of hidden symbolism. With the Water Cube (in square) in the opposite, the Bird's Nest (in round) is said to mirror a traditional Chinese philosophy that the sky is round and the ground is square, which serves as the ....

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  • The Acrobatic Show

    The Acrobatic Show

    As one of the traditional art forms, Chinese acrobatic show has long been popular among the Chinese people for more than 2,000 years. As early as the Warring States (476B.C.-221B.C.), there appeared rudiments of acrobatics. By the time of Han Dynasty, Chinese acrobatic show further developed both in content and fo....

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