The Temple of Heaven was initially built in Yongle year 18 of the Ming Dynasty (in 1420). Situated in the southern part of the city, it covers the total area of 273 hectares. With the additions and rebuild during the Ming, Qing and other Dynasties, this grand set of structures look magnificent and glorious, the dignified environment appears solemn and respectful, it is the place for both Ming and Qing Dynasty's Emperors to worship Heaven and pray...

Night Life           Night life was unknown to many people in Beijing 20 years ago, and the word wasn't even used. But nowadays it is very common, especially for young people, to go out in the evenings and spend their time at cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, song and dance halls, Karaoke clubs, Restaurant or bars. Compared to people in south China, Beijing people are more conservative. Most ...

Olympic Park in Chaoyang District will be the heart of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. It is on the northern end of Beijing's axis and covers 12.15 square kilometres (sq.km). To the north lies the Olympic Forest Park. To the south are: 14 stadiums, Olympic Village, Media Centre, International Radio and TV Centre, National Sports Museum, China International Exhibiton Centre and National Olympic Sports Centre. After 2008, Olympic Park plans to bec...

The Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace, the National Palace Museum, the Purple Forbidden City and Gugong is probably BeijingĄ¯s top tourist attraction.  This huge palace complex (one full square kilometer), previously to 23 successive Emperors, is located in the heart of Beijing, on the north side of Tian'anmen Square.  Because of its size, a visit to the palace can be a bit tiring as a good amount of walking is involved, ...

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