Tiananmen, the front gate of the Forbidden City, is considered the center of Beijing. With its raised viewing balcony ... More
Tiananmen, the front gate of the Forbidden City, is considered the center of Beijing. With its raised viewing balcony overlooking Tiananmen Square, it was here on October 1, 1949 that Chairman Mao declared victory in China's long and brutal civil war. The gate's importance dates further back than the communist revolution. Built in 1417, the 34-meter (110-foot) high gate was the site of grand ceremonies and Confucian rituals during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The gate gets an occasional face lift, the last being about 20 years ago. Within the gate, visitors will find bright colored kiosks where they can dress as the emperor or empress and have a photo taken. Entrance into the Forbidden City can also be accessed inside the gate.
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This massive mausoleum and memorial hall was built at Tiananmen Square, the center of Beijing and metaphorically of the whole
of China, shortly after Mao's death in 1976. For nearly 30 years Mao was the center of the Chinese ...
The Chinese Ethnic Culture Park in downtown Beijing includes 55 village gardens characterized by the folk styles of 55 Chinese
ethnic groups. A variety of performances, held nearly every day, take place in the gardens. A compelling summer event ...