Beijing Travel Guide, China Destinations, Travel Guide To Chinahttp://www.chinatravel.com/rssRSS-BoardOld Beijing Gets MovingTue 29 Jul 2014 20:23:00 GMTelyseeshttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/old-beijing-gets-moving/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1709) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCForbidden CitySun 27 Jul 2014 21:28:00 GMTelyseeshttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/forbidden-city/ 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 = 3906) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHongluo TempleSun 27 Jul 2014 20:39:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/hongluo-temple/ Hongluo Temple is located at the southern foot of Hongluo Mountain on the northern outskirts of Beijings Huairou District. The temple, which is the largest Buddhist temple in northern China, was originally erected in CE 378, but was later renovated and enlarged during the Tang Dynasty (CE 618-907). Its original name was Daming Temple (it was also referred to as Huguo Temple at the time, though a temple by that name has since been built in Anhui Province during the Qing Dynasty (CE 1644-1911))...]]>Changan AvenueWed 23 Jul 2014 0:54:00 GMTchinatravelhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/changan-avenue/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6497) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHouhai Bar StreetWed 23 Jul 2014 0:39:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/houhai-bar-street/ If you want to enjoy a great night life in Beijing, Houhai Bar Street is an ideal place not to miss. Close to Shichahai Lake and Beijing hutongs, Houhai Bar Street combines Chinese and western culture. A lot of people from the whole world head to Houhai Bar Street to have fun in the bars. Due to beautiful scenery and rich wine types, it is a hot destination in the evening and highly praised by Tripadvisor. As Houhai Bar Street in one part of Shichahai Lake, you can still have a walk to en...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 61) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBell and Drum TowersTue 22 Jul 2014 22:56:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/bell-and-drum-towers/ Beijings Bell and Drum Towers, both as time-telling edifices (think of Big Ben in London) and as only two of a series of Imperial Palace buildings all laid out roughly in a straight line (think of the U.S. capital, with the Lincoln Memorial at one end and the U.S. Capitol building at the other, which expanse covers the Washington Mall and the Capitol Mall - the one an extension of the other - and with the towering, obelisk-like Washington Monument roughly midway between the two), cannot be pr...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6502) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeijing Happy ValleyTue 22 Jul 2014 22:46:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/beijing-happy-valley/ Developed by Chinese Overseas Town Group in four years, Beijing Happy Valley is an ecological paradise, which is characterized by its fashionable, dynamic and dreamlike elements, and its become a symbol of Beijing experience tourism. Features of Beijing Happy Valley Beijing Happy Valley is composed of seven theme areas, Wild Fjord, Lost Maya, Aegean Harbor, Shangri-La, Ant Kingdom, Atlantis and Happy Time, which vividly shows you a colorful ecological environment of the Earth in ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCSummer PalaceTue 22 Jul 2014 21:41:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/summer-palace/ 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 = 5742) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTiananmen SquareTue 22 Jul 2014 21:36:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/tiananmen-square/ 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 = 7) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTemple of HeavenTue 22 Jul 2014 21:35:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/temple-of-heaven/ 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 = 3901) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCPeking Man Site at ZhoukoudianTue 22 Jul 2014 2:25:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/peking-man-site-at-zhoukoudian/ Main Content Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian is located in the north of Mount Longgu in Zhoukoudian of Fangshan District, about 50 kilometers from downtown Beijing. As the birthplace cradle of Peking man, its Chinas major cultural relics of the ancient human being and the worlds archaeological site of ancient human being and vertebrate paleontology. Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian mainly refers to 8 cultural relics of the ancient human being and mammal fossil sites on Mount Longgu. It beco...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5512) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCChina Aviation MuseumWed 16 Jul 2014 21:19:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/china-aviation-museum/ Overview Located on the foot of Xiao Tang Hill in Chang Ping County, China Aviation Museum is only 40 kilometers north of the city of Beijing. The grand opening of this museum on the 11th of November in 1989 was scheduled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Peoples Liberation Army Air Force. A section of the museum is located inside a cave at Datangshan Mountain, which used to be a part of the tunnel system of Shahe Airbase, a military base used by Peoples Liberation ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 55) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMing TombsTue 15 Jul 2014 3:15:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/ming-tombs/ 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 = 2650) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCChuandixia VillageTue 15 Jul 2014 3:14:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/chuandixia-village/ Situated about 90 kilometers from downtown Beijing, Chuandixia Village(爨底下村) becomes well-known for its 500 well-preserved quadrangle dwellings in the possession of over 70 families, which can date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Its referred to as the Potala Palace in Beijing. The construction of these antique dwellings integrates tile carving, stone carving and wood carving, with elaborately carved gate piers, rational layout, unique features and various shapes. Chuandixia Village mark...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 16) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYonghe Lama TempleTue 15 Jul 2014 2:55:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/yonghe-lama-temple/ 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 = 3898) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCOld Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan Garden Ruins)Tue 15 Jul 2014 2:49:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/old-summer-palace-(yuanmingyuan-garden-ruins)/ Located in the northern part of the Haidian District of Beijing, Yuanmingyuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness), aka Old Summer Palace, was one of the most important imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty. Its other nickname, King of Gardens, offers a clue to the totality of its physical setting, its splendid - and splendidly laid out - architecture, which included richly adorned halls, temples and pavilions, and its magnificent gardens, both in the narrow and in the broad sense, the latter being ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3182) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCOlympic StadiumTue 15 Jul 2014 2:45:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/olympic-stadium/ Beijing National Stadium, also alternately referred to as Beijing Olympic Stadium, or the Birds Nest, is the centerpiece of the city of Beijings Olympic complex, aka the Olympic Green, located on the northern outskirts of the city. The Birds Nest, as we will call it here for the most part, was designed by the Basel-based Swiss architect company, Herzog De Meuron, and was realized in collaboration with the British engineering company, Arup (whose founder is Danish-British Ove Arup), and China...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 53) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMutianyu Great WallTue 15 Jul 2014 1:38:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/mutianyu-great-wall/ 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 = 5882) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCJinshanling Great WallMon 14 Jul 2014 23:02:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/jinshanling-great-wall/ Situated a few kilometers southeast of Luanping Countrys Bakeshiying Township is the Jinshanling Great Wall. This portion of the infamous great wall is considered to be the most preserved one wherein it still contains much of its original structures and features. The Jinshanling Great Wall starts at the Wangjinglou Tower and then heads westwards to Longyukou, covering a total of 6 miles. Highlights The name Jinshanling Great Wall was derived from Big and Small Jinshanling, the la...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 68) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCJingshan ParkMon 14 Jul 2014 21:49:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/jingshan-park/ 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...]]>