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Top 4 Attractions in Beijing

Popular Beijing landmarks and tourist spots

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    A lion statue within the Forbidden City.
    Forbidden to outsiders no longer, enter the Forbidden City, the most famous attraction in the heart of Beijing, China, and see the former imperial palace, which now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, from the mid-Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Forbidden City was the Emperor's home and the Emperor's household. It was the political and ceremonial center of the Chinese government.  The Forbidden City of China took 15 years to build and was constructed between 1406 and 1420 ...

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    The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.
    The Temple of Heaven is considered one of the holiest sites in China, particularly for Taoists who believe in Heaven worship. The Temple of Heaven is located south of the Forbidden City and is the place of worship for the monarchs of China. The Chinese royalty (primarily of the Qing and Ming dynasties) go to the temple to pray for a good harvest via elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices ...

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    Part of the Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
    Tiananmen Square is not just your ordinary park. It is replete with history, history that shook not only China but the whole world. Tiananmen Square (which literally means 'Gate of Heavenly Peace') sits right at the heart of the city of Beijing and is an important tourist spot. Built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty, it was the site where ceremonies of state were celebrated ...

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