The Forbidden City, Chinese name, Zijin Cheng (紫禁城), literally means "Purple Forbidden City", though the "purple" [Zi (紫)] here does not refer to the color (the color yellow is more commonly associated with all things imperial) so much as to the name for the North Star, Polaris ("Pole star"), the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor ("Lesser Bear") and the abode of the Celestial Emperor in Chinese astro-mythology.
Beijing Hutong is one of the "must see" items in Bejing. They are a wonderful glimpse into the world of yesterday in Beijing. While visit the Beijing Hutongs, you can feel the dramatic changes of Beijing and you can evident the History of Beijing experence its life style and traditional culture.
Measuring 440, 000 square meters, Tiananmen Square is the largest open-air square in the world. It can hold about one million people for public celebration or gatherings. In the square tourists can climb the Tiananmen Rostrum, watch the daily national flag raising ceremony eary in the morning (the time varies subject to the sunrise), visit the National Museum of China, and go to the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao in which one will see the body of the great Chinese leader.
Beijing, the capital, is not only vibrant with traditional architectural attractions but also full of modern fashionable elements. New fashionable bars, busting business streets, small Hutongs, old tea houses and other old Beijing sites are perfectly interacted with each other. Beijing is an old and new city. It is crammed with fascinating attractions, such as the Forbidden City ,the most magnificent imperial palace in China; Great Wall, known as one of the seven wonders in the world; Ming Dynasty Tombs, the largest royal tomb cluster of 13 emperors in Ming Dynasty(1368-1644); Hutongs, reflecting the Beijing folk culture. Other famous attractions: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Beihai Park, Beijing Art Museum, etc.
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