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Galleries
Art Museum Gallery Beijing Art Gallery
Beijing Art Museum Gallery Beijing Gallery
China Art & Crafts Gallery Chinese Paintings Institute Art Company
Dapian Gallery Jiye Decoration Gallery
Melodic Art Gallery Mingfeng Gallery
Qingliangge Gallery Ritan Art Gallery
September Gallery Wanfung Art Gallery
Yan Huang Art Gallery Yanjing Studio
Yiyuan Int'l Art Museum @

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Museums
Ancient Bell Museum Ancient Coin Exhibition Centre
Beijing Arts Museum Beijing Ancient Building Musei
Beijing Art Museum Beijing Aviation Museum
Beijing Luxun Museum Beijing Museum of Natural History
Beijing Music Hall Beijing Natural History Museum
Beijing Planetarium Capital Museum
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall China Art Gallary
China Physical Culture Museum China Science & Technology Museum
China Stamp Museum Forbidden City
Geological Museum of China Guomoruo Memorial Hall
Military Museum Museum of China History
Museum of Chinese Sports Museum of Chinese Stamps
Museum of Chinese Revolution Museum of International Art Palace
Museum of the Dabaotai Tombs of the Western Han Dynasty Nationalities Cultural Palace
Peking Man Exhibition Hall Sackler Museum
Stone Carving Art Museum Xubeihong Memorial Hall
Yanhuang Art Museum @

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Parks
Badachu Park Beijing Botanical Garden
Beijing Zoo China Nationalitries Park
Fragrance Hills Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven World Park Co Ltd
Yuanmingyuan Villa Zhongshan Park

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Tourist Attractions
Beihai Park (photo)
situated in the centre of Beijing with 800 years' of history. The main buildings are Tuan Cheng (Round Town), Yong'an Temple (Eternal Peace Temple), Nine Dragon Screen (one of China's three remaining screens of the kind), Paradise Hall and the White Pagoda.

Beijing Ancient Observatory
with a history of about 540 years and located at the centre of Beijing.

Chinese Ethnic Culture Park
located at the heart of Beijing, the only culture park in China comprising all 56 China's nationalities where people can appreciate architectural style, festive celebrations, wedding ceremony, sports competition, song and dance performance of different ethnic groups.

Confucius Temple
it is originally the place where people worshiped confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Grand View Garden
it is designed and built according to the description in the classic novel "A Dream of the Red Mansions".

Great Hall of the People
China's parliament, the National People's Congress meets here. It is the largest assembly room can accommodate up to 10,000.

Great Wall at Badaling (photo)
the symbol of ancient Chinese civilisation. It has a history of more than 2000 years. It starts at Jianyuguan Pass in the west and ends at Shanhaiguan Pass in the east, stretching over 6,350 km and is the only man-made object visible from the moon. The Badaling section, 75km north of Beijing, is the most representative.

Imperial Palace (Gugong, Forbidden City) (map)
built from 1406-1420, the former residence of the Ming and Qing Dynasty (1406 - 1420) 24 emperors, which its name denotes the fact that only the royal family, ministers and tribute-bearing ambassador were allowed inside. The palace is located in the center of Beijing, which sprawls over a total area of more than 700,000 square metres. The various buildings consists of more than 9,000 rooms and houses 1.05 million relics

Mao's Hall (photo)
the father of the People's Republic.

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) (photo)
where the Qing emperiors lived in summer, constructed in 1888 by the Empress Dowager Ci Xi. It occupies a vast park of 290 hectares, three quarters of which is covered by man-made lake. It is the largest and the best preserved imperial garden in China

Temple of Heaven (Tiantan)(photo)
Built between 1406 and 1420, this is where the Ming and Qing emperors offered sacrifices to gods and prayed for good harvest. Being the largest existing alter temple in China, it covers 273 hectares and represents the greatest achievements of Ming and Qing architecture.

Thirteen Ming Tombs (photo)
burial site of 13 of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

Tiananmen Square (The Gate of Havenly Peace) (photo)
a huge ceremonial parade ground of 40.5 hectares located in the center of the city, built in 1651 and is the world's largest public square. Here are the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People's Martyrs and the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao Zedong.

Yonghegong (the Lamasery)
located at Beixinqiao, Yonghegong is the largest Lama temple in Beijing.

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Comments are welcome. Please send to Ms Margaret Chu
Tiglion Consultancy Company Limited
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Email:travel@travel.com.hk Tel. No. 852-25117189 Fax. No. 852-25197296
Website http://www.travel.com.hk
Last modified 1 Aug 2001
Copyright (c) 1996 Tiglion Consultancy Company Limited. All rights reserved.