Must-Visit Destinations in Beijing

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Beijing is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. It is also one of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals. Having been the heart of China’s history for many, Beijing is famous for its opulent palaces, huge stone walls and gates, and temples. It has become a centre of culture and art in China for its art treasure and universities.

 


It would be incomplete to visit Beijing without visiting places of interests. At the historical heart of the city lies the Forbidden City. Surrounding the Forbidden City are some former imperial gardens and scenic areas. Right across from the Forbidden City are several notable sites. In southeastern Beijing nestles the Temple of Heaven. Here are Beijing’s destinations recommended to visit.

 


Located besides Tiananmen Square, Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall features miniature model of the entire Beijing metropolitan area.

Located besides Tiananmen Square, Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall features miniature model of the entire Beijing metropolitan area.

 


Made of brick and stone, the Tianning Temple features a veranda with banisters. Having undergone years of renovation, the pagoda have remained its structure and shape. The huge pedestal and the densely structured thirteen levels of eaves combine to form a beautiful image.

 


The Tianning Temple Pagoda is one of the earliest tall buildings in the ancient capital.

The Tianning Temple Pagoda is one of the earliest tall buildings in the ancient capital.

 


Beijing Capital Museum showcases 850 years of the city’s history as a capital.

Beijing Capital Museum showcases 850 years of the city’s history as a capital.

 


Tiananmen Square occupies an area of 440,000 square meters. It is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag.

Tiananmen Square occupies an area of 440,000 square meters. It is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag.

 


The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households. It also served as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. It is the world’s largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures.

 


The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

 


There is a variety of antique products ranging from jade bracelets and ornate birdcages to stain slippers and lovely antiques at Panjiayuan Antique Market.

There is a variety of antique products ranging from jade bracelets and ornate birdcages to stain slippers and lovely antiques at Panjiayuan Antique Market.


Temple of Heaven was built as a sacrificial temple in the 15th century. It is a complex of religious buildings which were built according to strict philosophical requirements.

Temple of Heaven was built as a sacrificial temple in the 15th century. It is a complex of religious buildings which were built according to strict philosophical requirements.

 

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This article was published on 2012/05/02