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Beijing's Most Popular Attractions

Beijing, the heart of China, is always the first choice of travelers who are willing to know a time-honored and developed city of China. It has been the political, economic and cultural center of China for over 800 years from the Yuan Dynasty.

The numerous royal buildings with long history endow it with incomparable charm, not only the 'Nation's Best' but also the 'World's Best'. On the other hand, as the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games, this oriental and ancient city presented her best to the world. For Beijing visitors, three attractions are always rated the most popular and intriguing. Forbidden City tours, Tiananmen Square tours, and traveling to the Summer Palace are always near the top of any Beijing tourist’s wish list.

 

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·       Beijing Ring Road
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Beijing Temple
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Beijing Traffic
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Beijing Travel Tips
·       Beijing University
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Beijing Weather
·       Beijing Zoo and Aquarium
·       Capital Museum
·       Drum and Bell Towers
·       Forbidden City
·       Ming Tombs
·       Summer Palace
·       Temple of Heaven
·       Tiananmen Square
·       Temple of Confucius
·      Prince Gong's Mansion
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       Yonghe Lama Temple
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       798 Art Zone


Beijing's Must-see - Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square

Forbidden City Information

The magnificent Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. It has 9,999 rooms with just a single room short of the number that ancient Chinese belief represents 'Divine Perfection'. The Forbidden City is surrounded by a moat six meters deep and ten-meter high wall. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country. In the time of the emperors, if any outside dared to enter and tour the Forbidden City he/she would pay for it with their life. The Forbidden City is divided into two parts. The southern section or the Outer Court, was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation. The northern section, or the Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Until 1924 when the last emperor of China was driven from the Inner Court, fourteen emperors of the Ming dynasty and ten emperors of the Qing dynasty had reigned here. Having been the imperial palace for some five centuries, it houses numerous rare treasures and curiosities. Listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace Museum is now one of the most popular tourist attractions world-wide.

Tiananmen Square Information

The solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square is the largest central city square in the world, which serves not only the city's symbol but also the whole of China. This immense courtyard is surrounded by a variety of significant edifices such as the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, Monument to the People's Heroes and National Museum. Once the sight of great turmoil, tours to Tiananmen Square are now the norm. The present square has an area of 440,000 square meters and has become a relaxing place for the common people to fly kites and walk. On a public holiday the whole square is covered with fresh flowers.

Summer Palace Information

Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, The Summer Palace greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long since been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'. The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. It later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty. However, like most of the gardens of Beijing, it could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French Allied Force and was destroyed by fire. According to historical documents, with original name as 'Qingyi Garden' (Garden of Clear Ripples), the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) was renamed after its first reconstruction in 1888. It was also recorded that Empress Dowager Cixi embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it as a resort in which to spend the rest of her life. In 1900, the Summer Palace suffered another hit by the Eight-Power Allied Force and was repaired in the next two years. In 1924, it was open to the public. It ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998, as well as one of the first national AAAAA tourist spots in China. Now, Summer Palace travel has become one of the premier highlights for any visitor to Beijing.

 

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