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The Forbidden City, Home to the Emperors, Beijing, China


The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

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Dave's 2007 China Trip Beijing (Part 5 - Forbidden City)


Forbidden City Beijing China


紫禁城 Forbidden City, Beijing


Temple of Heaven 1

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (traditional Chinese: 天壇; simplified Chinese:天坛; pinyin:Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun) is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in southeastern urban Beijing, in Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.

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Temple Of Heaven , Beijing China


The Temple of Heaven 中国 北京 天坛


The Emperor's Summer Palace, Beijing, China

The Summer Palace or Yihe yuan (traditional Chinese:頤和園 ; simplified Chinese:颐和园 ; pinyin: Yíhé Yuán; literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In its compact 70,000 square meters of building space, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.

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Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) 北京 winter 颐和园



Tiananmen Square (simplified Chinese:天安门广场; traditional Chinese:天安門廣場; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng) is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as a symbol because it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.

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TianAnMen Square 中国 北京 天安门广场


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