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Sunday, August 7, 2011

China: Beijing


I just want to share some old photos during my travel in Beijing, China way back Year 2006. Beijing is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It has been the heart of China’s history for centuries.

Beijing China Airport
The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.
Frozen Kunming Lake

The Tiananmen Square lies at the cross-section between the central axis of Beijing. When it was first built in the 15th year of Yongle (1417), it was called Chengtian Gate. It was twice destroyed in the Ming Dynasty, once by lightening, once by war. In 1651, or the 8th year of Emperor Shunzhi's reign in the Qing Dynasty, the Emperor named Fulin had it rebuilt on a large scale and changed its name to Tiananmen. Imposing and magnificent, it stands out among ancient city gates in China.

Tiananmen was the place for important ceremonies during the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, when imperial edicts were issued for coronation of emperors or the conferring of the title of empress. Tiananmen has witnessed many important events in China's modern history. Tiananmen Square was formerly a courtyard in front of the main gate to the Forbidden City.
The Great Hall
Monument to People's Hereos
Tiananmen Square
The Confucius Temple is located on Guozijian Street and served as a ritual site for worship ceremonies dedicated to Confucius, the great Chinese thinker during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple is an architectural complex built in a distinctively oriental style.

Cultural Show with our Tour Guide
Hotel Breakfast
Hotel Room


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