The Central Business District of Beijing is the base of many high-end enterprises such as finance, insurance, real estate, and network in Beijing. CBD represents the forefront of the development of modern Beijing.
Beijing South Railway Station
Beijing South Railway Station. China’s high-speed rail facilities are very developed. Its current speed is about 300 kilometers per hour.
The Central Axis of Beijing
The Central Axis of Beijing has its root dated back to the planning and design of the Dadu City in the Yuan Dynasty. It is 7.8-kilometer-long starting in the south of the city from the Yongding Gate and ending with the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north. Most of the essential buildings in the old city of Beijing are constructed along the axis.
The hospitable citizens of Beijing are looking forward to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest and largest ancient canal in the world. It is also one of the oldest canals in the world. Starting from Beijing at north and ending in Hangzhou at South, the Grand Canal stretches over seventeen hundred and ninety-seven kilometers. The Grand Canal is dated back over two thousand and five hundred years.
Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. A gala of ice and snow will be staged soon.
The Palace Museum
The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is a world cultural heritage. The Palace Museum was founded in 1925. The Forbidden City was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and handled state affairs. It is the largest existing ancient palace with the most complete wooden structure in the world.
China’s National Center for the Performing Arts
China’s National Center for the Performing Arts is the top national theater for arts performance. Located to the west side of Tiananmen Square, it is the largest platform for cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. It holds world-class cultural performances all year round.
The main building of the National Library of China has a large blue-glazed tile roof, light- gray tile exterior wall and granite steps with white marble balustrade, full of Chinese features. It is the largest library in Asia and ranks the third biggest among the national libraries in the world.
The Confucian Temple and the Museum of the Imperial College
The Confucian Temple and the Museum of the imperial College. The Imperial College was the highest national learning institute and education administration in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The Confucius Temple is the place where Chinese scholars worshiped Confucius.
Zhangjiakou Ski Resort
The area north of Zhangjiakou ski resort is mountainous with plenty of snow fall. It will be one of the main venues for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Beijing held the twenty-ninth Summer Olympic Games in 2008. The picture shows the opening ceremony at the Bird Nest.
The Ming Tombs of the Ming Dynasty
The Ming Tombs of the Ming dynasty was built by the emperors of the Ming Dynasty in China. Thirteen emperors have been buried there. The Ming Tombs have been listed as one of the world heritages sites.
Special thanks to Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism for all pictures and video.
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