THE CAPITAL CITY OF PEOPLE’S REPLUBLIC OF CHINA, BEIJING

Great Wall of China

Beijing is located in the north, closer to the port city of Tianjin and surrounded by the Hebei province. This is the hub of the nation’s political, economy, culture, education, communication and transportation advancement of the nation. Basically, Beijing is the heart of China since the Yuan Dynasty, over 800 years back.
The Great Wall of China: one of the wonders of the world. This wall had been built to keep the trespassers out and the inhabitants inside the country. It spans from the Shanhaiguan Pass in the east to the Jiayuguan Pass in the west.
The Forbidden City: This is the largest standing royal palace in the world! This palace hosts 9999 rooms suites and is enveloped within a six meters deep most and a ten meters tall wall. This palace had served as the administrative hub of the nation for five centuries.
The Tiananmen Square: This huge courtyard-like structure is circled by other significant architectural structures including the likes of the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, Great Hall of the People and the National Museum.
The Gardens and Mausoleums: The city also hosts a variety of imperial gardens and Mausoleums. Like the Summer Palace, this is spread over an area of 727 acres. Though parts of it have been destroyed, some portions have been restored. Behlai Park is another illustration of a royal garden. The past emperors of china, not only paid attention to the creation of gardens, but also paid heed to the construction of spectacular, mesmerizing mausoleums for themselves. The Ming tombs of the 13 emperors are the perfect illustration of that fact. The Altar of the Moon, the Altar of the Sun, Eastern Qing Tombs, Western Qing Tombs and the Zhongnanhai are such illustrations of the constructions undertaken by the past emperors of China.
Temples: Some of the architectural artifacts can be glimpsed at the temples. The emperors were believed to pay homage to the glory of heaven, in the Temple of Heaven. While the Temple of Earth was worshipped for the glory of the planet Earth, it is believed that the ruler of the Qing dynasty had prayed in the Great Bell Temple for rainfall. The other temples which are found in this city are: Five Pagoda Temple, Temple of Azure Clouds, and Temple of Great Awakening.

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