Historic Sites in Beijing

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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Summer Palace is a huge complex which includes several lakes, hills parks and palaces.It is situated in Beijing and is called Yiheyuan by locals. The majority of the complex is water and the whole area is 2.9 square kilometres. It has become the most visited attraction in the city.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is an ensemble of religious buildings, situated in Beijing. The temple is also called Tiantan Park. It was a place, were the emporors and the royals gather every year to pray to Heaven for a good luck and happiness. The temple was built in 15th century.

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Tiananmenis a city square in the centre of Beijing. Along the west side of the square is the Great Hall of the People. The square has a great political and cultural importance, as several notable buildings are situated here. The most important events of the city are also organized in this square.

Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men)

The Tiananmen is a monument in Beijing, which is considered to be the national emblem of China. Its English translation is Gate of Heavenly Peace. The Gate leads to the Imperial City of Beijing. The original building was built in 1420, but it has been reconstructed several times during its history.

Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Meridian Gate is the largest gate of the Forbidden City, situated in the southern part. The gate has five arches. The three central arches are close together, the two other arches are farther apart from the three central arches. The gates were used pnly by the Emperors.

Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

The Ming tombs are a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty of China. The first Ming emperor's tomb is located near his capital Nanjing. However, the majority of the Ming tombs are located in a cluster near Beijing and collectively known as the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming...

Bell and Drum Towers

Gulou (Chinese: 鼓楼; pinyin: Gǔlóu), or Drum Tower of Beijing, is situated at the northern end of the central axis of the Inner City to the north of Di'anmen Street. Originally built for musical reasons, it was later used to announce the time and is now a tourist attraction. Zhonglou (Chinese:...

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