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Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, and a world-renowned historical, cultural and educational city. Beijing has been well known in the world for its numerous historical sites, elegant gardens and beautiful landscape. You can stay at luxurious discount hotels in Beijing China, and visit nearby tourist attractions. In this modern socialist metropolis, you can find a unique blend of modern facilities and cultural places.The main attractions of this city including the Great Wall of China, Imperial Palace of Beijing, Beijing China Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven in Beijing and Lama Temple.

THE GREAT WALL OF BADALING

Before the Great Wall of China existed there were many tinier walls or earth works constructed by several different states. Later those disparate sections were joined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north. . ...

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TIANANMEN SQUARE

Tiananmen Square is the largest square in the world, where the five-star flag is raised at dawn, and lowered at sunset everyday. Tiananmen Square has been the site of many momentous events.Built and burned down a few times starting in 1417, its recent incarnation dates to 1651.

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BEIJING ZOO

The Beijing Zoo, the largest zoo in China, has the most valuable animals in the world, such as giant pandas and golden monkeys. At present, the zoo houses over 7,000 creatures of 600 different species, including the giant panda, red-crowned crane and Pere David's deer-all unique to China-as well as the African giraffe, rhinoceros, chimpanzee and antelope

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BEIJING HUTONG

Hutong is an ancient city alley peculiar to Beijing. Beijing has more than 4,550 Hutong. Those surrounding the Forbidden City and taking Prince Gong's Residence, as the center are the best preserved. The buildings in Beijing hutong are mainly compounds with houses around a courtyard, also known as quadrangles.

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IMPERIAL PALACE BEIJING

Twenty-four emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled Imperial Palace of Beijing. It was forbidden to laboring people in the past, hence the name the Forbidden City. Construction of the palace began in the fourth year of the Yongle reign period of the Ming Dynasty, and was completed 14 years later in 1420. It covers an area of 720,000 square meters, and the floorage comes to about 150,000 square meters.

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THE SUMMER PALACE

As the largest and best preserved of imperial gardens in China, and one of the most famous classical gardens in the world, the Beijing China Summer Palace is located in Haidian District in Beijing. It consists of Longevity Hall and Kunming Lake. All architectures are well arranged at the foot of the hill and by the lake, adding radiance and beauty to the park.

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WORLD PARK IN BEIJING

As a garden displaying miniatures of scenic spots throughout the world, World Park Beijing boasts 17 scenic areas including more than 100 miniature world-famous buildings. The enteratinment area is situated in an international folkloric village characterized by buildings in the American and European styles. The tourist can take an electric train and a motorboat through the park to simulate a trip around the world.

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TEMPLE OF HEAVEN

As the largest of the all existing temples in China, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Its main structures include the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Circular Mound Altar. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a lofty, round structure supported by 28 wooden pillars, with a cone shaped deep blue-tile roof crowned with a gilded knob.

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THE LAMA TEMPLE

The Lama Temple, or Yonghe Gong in Chinese, is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing. It was built as the mansion for Emperor Yongzheng when he was a prince. The main buildings in the Yonghe Gong complex is composed of and six main halls Yonghe Gate, Yonghegong Hall, Yongyou Hall, Falun Hall, Wanfu Hall, Suicheng Hall.

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MING TOMBS

Located at the foot of the picturesque Tianshou Hills in Changping County, Beijing, the Ming Tombs are 44 kilometers from the city proper. Altogether 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried here. Among the 13 mausoleums, the most famous ones are the Changling and Dingling. Construction of the first tomb, Changling, was started in 1409 and completed in 1427.

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