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The Watchtower: Masterpieces of Ancient Chinese Architecture

Watchtower viewed from the distance. One watchtower is located at each corner of the Forbidden City wall. They are exquisitely constructed of 72 interlaced ridges, symbolizing the masterpieces of ancient Chinese architecture.

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Former Scenic Spots: Ruins of Zibishanfang, Original Magnificent Hall

Ruins of Zibishanfang (Purple and Azure Mountain Hall). Originally a magnificent hall, now it is only broken stones and wild grass. Ruins of Xifengxiuse (Beautiful West Peak). One of the former forty scenic spots.

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Travel Resorts Guide: Imperial Necropolis, The Ming Tombs

The Ming Tombs lie at the foot of the Tianshou Mountains where Changling is situated, some 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Surrounded by hills from east to west, the place looks like a natural courtyard.

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Beijing Top Spot: Ancient China Royal Park, The Summer Palace

Located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, the Summer Palace, originally known as Qingyiyuan (Garden of Clearness and Ripple), is the royal park as well as second palace in Qing Dynasty. It occupies 290 hectares and is one of China’s largest existing imperial gardens.

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China Tour Guide: Famous Scenic Spots inside Xiangshan Park

Jianxinzhai (Pavilion of Revealing One’s Mind). This is an exquisite little courtyard in the style of a southern Chinese garden. Xiangshan (Fragrance Hill) Park in autumn. The Glazed Tile Pagoda. Archway of Biyunsi (Temple of Azure Clouds).

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Best Resorts for Autumn Getaways: Beijng Xiangshan Park China

Xiangshan (Fragrance Hill) Park is located on the eastern side of the Western Hills about 40 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing. On top of the hill, 557 meters above sea level are two huge rocks, which are shaped like incense-burning tripods. Hence comes the name of the hill.

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Great Bell Temple: Museum to Study and Display Ancient Bells

Dazhongsi (Great Bell Temple) is situated to the north of the Third Ring Road in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing. Built in 1733 in the reign of the Yongzheng emperor of the Qing Dynasty, its original name was Jueshengsi (Temple of Awakening).

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Beijing Another Tourist Attraction: Great Bell Temple Travel Guide

The gateway of Dazhongsi (Great Bell Temple). The Bell Tower. This unique tower is the center of the Great Bell Temple. It is round at the top and square at the bottom, symbolizing that the sky is round and the earth is square.

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Hot Spots and Introduction for Yonghegong Lamasery Travel

Falundian (Hall of the Dharma Wheel) in the Yonghegong (Palace of Harmony and Peace) Lamasery. The archway of Yonghegong (Palace of Harmony and Peace) Lamasery. Yonghemen or the Devaraja Hall.

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Ancient Chinese Architecture Resorts: Yonghegong Lamasery

Situated inside Andingmen in the Beijing’s East District, Yonghegong (Palace of Harmony and Peace) was built in 1694 as the original residence of the Yongzheng emperor before he ascended the throne. In 1725 it was renamed Yonghegong and declared a lama temple.

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