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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

Beihai Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Beijing. It was a imperial garden in the past and is situated not far from the Imperial City. It is also one of the largest gardens in the capital. and has historical importance, as any ancient structures, palaces, and temples.

798 Art Zone

798 Art Zone military factory in Beijing, built in unique architectural style. It has a history of 50 years and now it serves as the gathering place for artistic community. The famous Beijing Queer Film Festival is also held here every year.

The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

The Imperial Garden is situated behind the Palace of Earthly Tranquility, in Imperial Palace. It was built for emperors and their wives to relax themselves and enjoy the beauty of life. The Imperial Garden have iconic importance for the whole country, as it was a personal space of the royal families.

Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men)

The Tiananmen is a monument in Beijing, which is considered to be the national emblem of China. Its English translation is Gate of Heavenly Peace. The Gate leads to the Imperial City of Beijing. The original building was built in 1420, but it has been reconstructed several times during its history.

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

Houhai is a name of a lake and the surrounding area in central Beijing. The area has got a big popularity among the youngsters especially because it is a good spot for a nightlife. It has many restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs.

Chaoyang Theater

Chaoyang Theater is one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Beijing, despite the small sizes. The theater features the notable traditions acrobatic shows. Chaoyang Theater was built in 1984 and since then has hosted the most well known Chinese and foreign artists.

Olympic Park

The Olympic Park in Beijing is the combination of 3 main structures; The Olympic Green, National Stadium and National Aquatics. The complex was built for the Olympic games 2008. It is situated in the northern part of the city and has a total area of 1,215 hectares.

Niaochao National Stadium

Beijing National Stadium 2008 Summer Olympics. It is also known with the name “Bird’s nest”. The stadium consists of two independent structures; a red seating bowl and the outer frame around the ball. It has a capacity of 80,000 seats.

Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Meridian Gate is the largest gate of the Forbidden City, situated in the southern part. The gate has five arches. The three central arches are close together, the two other arches are farther apart from the three central arches. The gates were used pnly by the Emperors.

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