Beijing never stops attracting tourists with its unique historical monuments. Holiday-makers are always offered to participate in numerous fascinating tours and extensive cultural programs. Here everyone can choose the entertainment to fit one’s taste. Temple of Heaven is one of the most remarkable architectural ensembles. The temple was erected more than five centuries ago. The roof of the temple is decorated with unusual sky-blue tiles. They make the name of the temple sound even more symbolic.
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The Summer Palace of Yiheyuan and the palace and park ensemble of Cixi is a kind of “Versailles of Beijing”. Anyone who wishes to have a true aesthetic pleasure should first of all come here. Especially if you are lucky enough to find a sunset here, you will definitely agree that a more romantic place could not be imagined. The entire charm and beauty of Chinese architecture is reflected in the eyes of the viewer. The park is huge, and in spite of being a very popular tourist destination, it is the special atmosphere that makes the place seem “personal”, every part of which seeps right into the very heart of a visitor.
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The Imperial Treasury clearly stands out among the other museums. It is located in the Forbidden City and features a marvelous collection of antique things. The Chinese Aviation Museum is notable for the fact that this is the first cultural institution of its kind in the whole of China, and it is considered one of the best in the whole world. Aviation enthusiasts will be delighted by it. There is also Madame Tussauds Museum in the city. Among the wax figures here, you can see that of Michael Jackson, the royal seven British Family, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, as well as representatives of Chinese nationality in traditional clothes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Beijing and surroundings
Plan your own excursion through Beijing: churches, museums and castles
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
» The temple is more than 500 years old; it's one of the major historical sites in China.
» Roofs of main buildings of the temple are made of blue glazed tiles, the color of the sky.
» The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 and originally was called the Temple of Heaven and Earth, as there rendered prayers for Heaven and Earth.
» The temple is surrounded by two walls, external and internal. The southern part of the Temple of Heaven is square, and its northern part is rounded, as a circle represents the celestial powers, and a square serves for the forces of the Earth.
Summer Palace, Beijing
» Translated from the Chinese, the original name of the Summer Palace means 'the park of serenity and peace'.
» By order of the emperor in 1750, Garden of Clear Ripples was laid there. A man-made lake was created there, as well as a Longevity Hill, on top of which Buddhist temples were built.
» A long corridor located near the coast is considered the world's longest painted corridor; it lasts for 728 meters.
» About 8,000 pictures are hanging on the walls of this long corridor.
» The beach is notable for the famous marble boat, favored by the Empress Dowager Cixi, who spent for construction of the palace the sum equal to 940,000 kg of silver.
Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
» A huge structure of unbelievable proportions creates the impression of airiness by interlacing metal branches, between which there is a lot of space.
» More than 325 million euros were spent to construct the stadium.
» Beijing Stadium is one of the largest buildings in the world. It accommodates 91,000 spectators.
» Supercup, Cup and the Olympic Games were held there.
National Museum of China, Beijing
» The museum is the four-storey building, whose facade is decorated with eleven columns.
» The venue combines two other museums.
» The National Museum of China contains more than half a million exhibits, the history of which covers more than 5,000-year period.
» One of the most famous exhibits is the Jade Prince made of thousands of pieces of jade faceted and interconnected with gold wire.
Railway Museum, Beijing
» It has collected more than 50 locomotives of different periods of development of China's railway network. If you want, you can climb up to any of them and inspect the trains from the inside.
» Several old steam locomotives have bas-reliefs of Mao Jie Dong and other famous people. These reliefs are stamped on the front panels of locomotives.
» Another museum is in the building of the Eastern Railway Station. It is located on four floors and is dedicated to the history of the railway traffic in country.
» The East Railway Station was built by the British in 1906 and became the largest in China. There are various relics related to the railway movement.
» It contains an interesting exposition of ancient tickets. There are instances from the time of the reign of the imperial dynasty of Qing and Guo Min Dao. You will see a printing device for making tickets, which is still in working conditions.
» There is also a modern exposition, where models of new high-speed trains are presented.