the proud capital of modern China, Beijing is fast becoming a popular and fashionable
tourist destination. And for good reason too. Beijing is not only the modern political,
cultural and educational center of China, but holds the biggest collection of ancient
sites and relics in the nation.
has been at the center of China and the heart and soul of politics and society for over
5000 years. If the pace of change in the city today is anything to judge by, Beijing is
determined to stay at the forefront of Chinese civilization.
ancient cultural city, Beijing is a flourishing metropolis, boasting many scenic spots and
historical monuments, precious artifacts and world-famous architectural wonders, such as the Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of
the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Summer Palace, a
summer resort for the Qing court, sitting within the largest Chinese-style garden in
existence. The Great Wall, with a history of over 2000
years, being one of the most amazing feats of human labor ?the only man-made construction
on earth visible from outer space.
The Ming Tombs, the
mauseloums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The
Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests. The Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of the
capital, known as one of the largest city squares in the world.
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