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Beijing Major Tourist Attractions

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Summary:
Beijing is the capital of china and is one of the most visited cities in
Asia. It offers tourists an almost limitless number of places to see and
things to do. It is a very busy metropolis that mixes modern living with
ancient history unlike any other city in the world.

The cities main attraction is the “Forbidden City”. It contains 800
buildings and was closed to the public for a very long time. Today it is
one of the best preserved sections of ancient china. This was the...


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Beijing is the capital of china and is one of the most visited cities in
Asia. It offers tourists an almost limitless number of places to see and
things to do. It is a very busy metropolis that mixes modern living with
ancient history unlike any other city in the world.

The cities main attraction is the “Forbidden City”. It contains 800
buildings and was closed to the public for a very long time. Today it is
one of the best preserved sections of ancient china. This was the
imperial palace and it was constructed in 1406. It took 200,000 workers
14 years to complete and its buildings contain 8700 rooms and halls.

The second most popular site in Beijing is the Tiananmen Square. In
contrast to the Forbidden City, it was built in the 20th century under
the Mao dynasty. It is a large open area flanked by the Museum of Chinese
history, the great hall of the people, and Mao’s mausoleum. This
particular place became infamous when a young demonstrator was killed
during a pro-democracy demonstration.

Another fascinating place to visit in Beijing is the national Museum of
China. This museum was founded in 1926 and it has a collection of some
300,000 historical artifacts of witch about 5,500 are on display at any
one time. The displays include painted pottery, bronze ware, and
ceramics. Located in the same area as this museum, is the Museum of the
Chinese Revolution which focuses on the history of the communist party in
china.

One more site of great interest in the Sun Yatsen Park. It was originally
the site of the temple and was named after Sun Yatsen, a leader of the
1911 revolution. The park includes a number of cypress tr ees, and a great
marble arch.
Beijing has many things to see and do for tourists wishing to explore the
city. The above list is just a small sampling of some of the places to
see while in the Beijing area. For a more detailed list please consult
your local travel agent.

				
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