See China and remember it for a lifetime

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These sites tend to see all the tourists:

1. Tiananmen Square. China’s main square (it takes 40 hectares and can hold about half a million people at the same time). Named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) – the main entrance to the Imperial Palace.

Visit the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, located in the center of the square. Behind them is Monument to the People’s Heroes. A copy of our “revolutionary Sculpture.” In the morning you can see the solemn ritual of raising the flag of the People’s Republic, and in the evening – his descent.

2. Forbidden City (Imperial Palace) – the residence of 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420-1911).Forbidden City is the most magnificent among the ancient palace complexes in China, the preserved intact to this day.

This – “city within a city.” It can be a long time to describe the architectural features of the ensemble of the Imperial Palace, marvel at the huge size (a total area of ​​720,000 sq. M, and the area of ​​buildings of 180 sq. M. M., 9999.5 rooms). However, it attracts more. Here are tronic Chamber, palaces, palace halls, pavilions, halls, serving 450 years the seat of the rulers of the Chinese Ming dynasty and the Manchu Qing Dynasty.

3. The Great Wall (Badaling section). Badalinsky plot is located 75 km north-east of Beijing. In 1990 Badalinsky section of the wall has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Build this part of the Chinese wonder of the world was during the reign of the Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644).

The construction of this monument of world architecture, which has no analogues in the world and stretches across the north of the country for more than six thousand kilometers, started at 4 – 3 centuries BC. e. There will inevitably raises two questions: first – “How is it built?” (According to rough calculations, it was packed with a seal more than 150 million cubic meters of earth and 50 million cubic meters of brick and stone). Raising the top requires some effort – exhausted tourists slowly crawls to the wall, it is not clear – whether in ancient times people were stronger and could in full armor to attack this colossus, whether the sun is not as scorching.And the second question – “Why build it?”. In the past, the Wall is the border of the civilized world: there behind the wall – Celestial ahead – an unpredictable and dangerous world of barbarians. Today, the wall – this is business: on the wall itself, and at the beginning of recovery are numerous stalls and shops traders souvenirs, you can buy the whole set of traditional, offered in such places, plus medals, certificates, T-shirts, confirming that you are the wall was.

4. Temple of Heaven (Tiantan). As the Emperor of China carried the official title of the Son of Heaven, the temples of worship Heaven it has been known since the Han Dynasty. Beijing Temple of Heaven (1368 -1644) – the only extant since the time of the Ming and Qing dynasties, in addition, he is the greatest. All this huge complex was created to the emperor could offer a great sacrifice to Heaven. Three Temples: Temple reaping prayers (Tsinyandyan), the Temple of the sky (Huantsyunyuy) and the Altar of the sky (Huanqiu). Temples are strung on an imaginary straight line stretching from north to south and surrounded by a fence, which is to the south is a square, and in the north – a semi-circle (remember that in the Chinese symbolism of the square symbolizes the earth and the sky – circle).

5. Summer Palace (Summer Imperial Palace). One of the biggest and most famous of the existing royal gardens in the world, perhaps – one of the best examples of traditional Chinese garden art.

Chinese parks must visit necessary for such parks in China, you will not see in any country of the world. Every detail is verified – parks were created on the principles of so fashionable today feng shui – the art of creating the perfect space for a person. With its huge size (330 ha) and complex planning Summer Palace combines the beauty of natural and artificial. Here are all the typical landscapes of China.

Here are the world-famous temple Fosyange (Temple burning incense in honor of the Buddha), which became the emblem of the Park, Jade Bridge, a huge marble ship (Shifang) and the 17-arch bridge.

Of course, many things I did not have time to talk. About Buddhist Lama Temple with its carved from a single trunk of a giant Buddha sandalwood high with a nine (26 m.) And on the Yuanmingyuan Park, with its “Island of animals”, where a number of visitors wandering ostriches, and overhead monkey frolic on the trees. On Confucian temple Kunmyao where exams all higher officials of China and the Park of Peace with copies of almost all the creations of world civilization. On the “antique street” Lyulichan and “Beijing Montmartre” – Sanlitun street ….

… But I sincerely hope that our little trip to China will be the beginning of a great many travel this wonderful country!

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