Beijing Travel Guide, China Destinations, Travel Guide To China Ming City Wall Ruins ParkTue 25 Mar 2014 3:11:00 GMTwendysong Railway MuseumTue 25 Mar 2014 2:55:00 GMTwendysong Zhongshan ParkMon 24 Mar 2014 22:58:00 GMTwendysong top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6517) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYandai Xie StreetMon 24 Mar 2014 22:45:00 GMTwendysong With a length of 232 meters (254 yards) and a width of 5 to 6 meters (5.5 to 6.6 yards), Yandai Xie Street (烟袋斜街),also known as Tobacco Pouch Tilt Street), starts at Dianmenwai Avenue in the east and Xiaoshibei Hutong in the west, which joins Dashibei Hutong and Yapianer Hutong, and it was a prosperous commercial street specializing in the sales of tobacco pouches, calligraphy and paintings and jade articles during the Qing Dynasty (1616 -1911). Initially known as Dayuting (a government i...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 53) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMutianyu Great WallMon 24 Mar 2014 4:23:00 GMTpeggie Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou County, about 80 kilometers northeast of Beijing. As one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall stretches from Juyongguan Pass in the west to Gubeikou Gateway in the east. In its day, Mutianyu Great Wall served as the northern barrier that defended the capital city and the Imperial Tombs from the heathen tribes to the north which, prior to the erection of the Great Wall, had instigated numerous rai...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 7) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTemple of HeavenMon 24 Mar 2014 4:22:00 GMTpeggie 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 ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5742) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTiananmen SquareMon 24 Mar 2014 4:22:00 GMTpeggie 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 R...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCSummer PalaceMon 24 Mar 2014 4:21:00 GMTpeggie 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 tal...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1709) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCForbidden CityMon 24 Mar 2014 4:20:00 GMTpeggie 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...]]>Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching LingTue 4 Mar 2014 21:58:00 GMTmeimeili Museum of ChinaTue 4 Mar 2014 21:46:00 GMTmeimeili Theatre Acrobatics ShowTue 4 Mar 2014 21:40:00 GMTmeimeili Tobacco Pouch StreetTue 4 Mar 2014 20:41:00 GMTmeimeili Art MuseumTue 4 Mar 2014 19:19:00 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 MarketFri 28 Feb 2014 2:28:00 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 = 6057) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBird's NestTue 25 Feb 2014 19:22:00 GMTpeggie's-nest/ The National Stadium, also known as Birds Nest, is the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which is located in Olympic Green Village, 8 kilometers from downtown Beijing. The stadium was mainly designed by the famous Swiss architects Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Chinese architect Li Xinggang, which is a large steel-structure building and its known as the Birds Nest based on its distinctive design and shape. During Beijing Olympic Games, the opening ceremony, the closing ceremon...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 2517) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCShicha Lake (The Three Rear Lake)Mon 24 Feb 2014 2:32:00 GMTfabiowzgogo Sicha Lake is a lake located in the Sicha Hai District in Beijing. This district is known as one of the most beautiful sections in old Beijing. The old Sicha Hai hutongs offer a rare glimpse of old China before modernization took over the countrys capital city, and the lake offers a beautiful natural destination for nature lovers. Fast Facts Address: Sicha Hai District, Beijing Ticket price: You dont have to pay to see the lake, but the nearby museums may charge different ra...]]>Fragrant Hills ParkTue 18 Feb 2014 3:11:00 GMTmeimeili’an AvenueTue 18 Feb 2014 3:05:00 GMTmeimeili’an-avenue/Beijing National Costume MuseumTue 18 Feb 2014 2:59:00 GMTmeimeili