Beijing Travel Guide, China Destinations, Travel Guide To China Zhongshan ParkTue 23 Sep 2014 3:29:00 GMTwendysong Tobacco Pouch StreetTue 23 Sep 2014 1:18:00 GMTfabiowzgogo top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6454) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLingshan Scenic AreaTue 23 Sep 2014 1:15:00 GMTfabiowzgogo Located in the northwest part of Mentougou District, Lingshan Scenic Area is about 122 kilometers (about 75.81 miles) from the downtown area of Beijing. The top peak is 2,302 meters above the sea level, much higher than any other peaks in Beijing. Here, you can see beacon towers and colorful lilies in the field, as well as some springs. The unique terrain here decides that Lingshan Scenic Area is the paradise of various trees and flowers: plants of both warm temperate zone and Siberian subfri...]]>China Railway MuseumMon 22 Sep 2014 23:07:00 GMTwendysong Ming City Wall Ruins ParkSun 21 Sep 2014 9:07:00 GMTwendysong top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 55) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMing TombsFri 19 Sep 2014 1:46:00 GMT798light The Ming Tombs, located in Changping District, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, are surrounded by mountains on three sides. The imperial cemetery covers an area of 120 square kilometers and there are 13 Ming Dynasty emperors buried there (along with 23 empresses and a number of concubines, princes and princesses), thus it is also called The 13 Mausoleums. These tombs are the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3887) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGuozijian(Imperial College)Fri 19 Sep 2014 1:24:00 GMT798light's Guozijian Imperial College in Guozijian Street, originally built in CE 1306 in the 10th year of the Dade (CE 1297-1307) reign of Emperor Chengzong of the Yuan (CE 1279-1368) Dynasty, was China's highest-ranking and most prestigious national educational institution for over 600 years, spanning a period of three dynasties: the Yuan, Ming (CE 1368-1644) and Qing (CE 1644-1911) Dynasties. The college's main entrance, Jixian (Gathering of Virtuous People) Gate, its glazed-roof memorial arc...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 67) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeihai ParkFri 19 Sep 2014 0:30:00 GMT798light One of the most famous and beautiful parks in Beijing, Beihai is also one of the earliest examples of Asian-style gardening in the world. The park served as an imperial garden during the Liao Dynasty, over 800 years ago. After rounds of rebuilding and restoration, including a large scale refurbishment during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, the park took on its present look. Until the eve of the Xinhai Revolution and the founding the Republic of China in 1911, it h...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 68) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCJingshan ParkFri 19 Sep 2014 0:28:00 GMT798light Jingshan Park, opposite the northern gate of the Palace Museum was once an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing Dynasties( 1368-1911) and has not opened to public until 1928. The artificial hill with 5 peaks was built with earth from digging the moat of the Imperial Palace. 5 pavilions with 5 bronze Buddhas were built on each peak in 1751 under emperor Qianlong, however 4 of the Buddhas were removed by the troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force in 1900. By the north upper gate is th...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5742) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTiananmen SquareFri 19 Sep 2014 0:21:00 GMT798light 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. The Tiananmen Ro...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 16) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYonghe Lama TempleFri 19 Sep 2014 0:14:00 GMT798light Yong He Gong, or the Palace of Harmony and Peace, and widely known as the Lama Temple, is a best preserved Tibetan Buddhist temple in China. Located in An Ding Men, Dongcheng District, the Lama temple covers 66,400 square meters and is 480 meters long from north to south and 120 meters wide from east to west. The architecture, ornaments and size of the temple is comparable to the Forbidden City therefore it is recognized that it is a miniature royal palace and a Buddhist temple of the highest...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCSummer PalaceFri 19 Sep 2014 0:11:00 GMT798light The Summer Palace, in the Haidian District, northwest of central Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in modern China. Its hardly surprising that, during the hot Beijing summers, the Imperial Family preferred the beautiful gardens and airy pavilions of the Summer Palace to the walled-in Forbidden City. Dowager Empress Cixi took up permanent residence here for a time, giving rise to some wonderful tale...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 7) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTemple of HeavenThu 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT798light Situated about three kilometers from the city center, the Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 when the city of Beijing was designated as the capital of the Ming Empire and a full range of palaces were therefore constructed. With an area of 273 hectares, four times the size as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven is the largest group of temple architecture in China and also the largest heaven- worshipping building in the world. Built as a place of worship, the temple is different f...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1709) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCForbidden CityThu 18 Sep 2014 22:55:00 GMT798light The Forbidden City, aka Imperial City and sometimes referred to as the Palace Museum, for the museum that it houses (and often referred to by visitors from all over the world in more common parlance as the imperial palace) was built during the Ming (CE 1368-1644) Dynasty, beginning in the fourth year of the reign (CE 14021424) of Emperor Zhu, aka the Yongle Emperor, or in 1406, and was completed in the 18th year of Emperor Zhus reign, or in 1420. From its opening in 1420 to the end of China...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 52) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCJuyongguan Great WallThu 18 Sep 2014 22:52:00 GMT798light Overview The Juyong Pass, also known as the Juyongguan Great Wall is close to Badaling, at the southern section of Changping County. This is one of the most recently restored parts of the historical Great Wall of China in which it traverses one of the several narrow passes crossed by the Great Wall. The wall is located in the middle of gully of around 20 kilometers. North of Juyongguan Great Wall is an important city, Zhangjiakou and Beijing is located at the southern section. The Juyong ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5744) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBadaling Great WallThu 18 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMT798light Badaling Great Wall, selected as one of Top 10 Things to Do in China, is located near the city of Yanqing, in Yanqing County, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of Beijing. It is the section of the Great Wall situated just west of the Juyong Pass section, the latter being the putative westernmost section of the Great Wall that was fortified under the supervision of General Qi Jiguang during the reign (CE 1572-1620) of the Wanli emperor, Emperor Shenzhong. However, in ancient times, Juy...]]>Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics ShowMon 1 Sep 2014 1:29:00 GMTmeimeili Art MuseumSun 31 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMTmeimeili top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 567) AND (ServiceType = 15) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCChaowai Yuexiu Clothing MarketThu 28 Aug 2014 14:28:00 GMTfabiowzgogo The Chaowai Yuexiu Clothing Market, situated near the Chaoyangmen metro station, was opened in 2005. Currently, it covers a total area of 30,000 square meters having possession of more than 1000 shops. Visitors can find various kinds of cloth here, such as Business suits, T-shirts, and casual wear, especially traditional Chinese apparel: Qipao, Tang cloth and sun yat sens uniform. It is also a good place to discover interesting traditional Chinese crafts such as Chinese Brocade, silk, Chinese...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5992) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYunfoshan Ski ResortThu 21 Aug 2014 1:40:00 GMTdavid Main Information Yunfoshan Ski Resort is located in Xiwengzhuang Town in Miyun County of Beijing, which is attached to Yunfoshan Tourist Resort. Located in the south of Miyun Reservoir which is the largest conservation area of water supply in Beijing, Yunfoshan Ski Resort is surrounded on three sides by mountains, boasting elegant natural scenery. Yunfoshan Ski Resort is a large-scale comprehensive ski and tourist resort with complete facilities, which integrates accommodation, dini...]]>