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The monuments of Beijing

To not miss anything of Beijing: top places, all geolocated monuments, audio-guides and itineraries. Do Tours lists authentic sites to see

Visiter Place Tian an men

Place Tian an men

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The "Place of the Celestial Gate" is an immense place of 900 m by 500m oriented north-south, built in 1651,...

Visiter The Tian an Men Gate

The Tian an Men Gate

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A first wooden door was built there in 1417 by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty; But it was burnt down in 1644 when...

Visiter Mao Zedong Mausoleum

Mao Zedong Mausoleum

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It was built in 6 months after the death of Mao Zedong from November 1976 to May 1977. It was built where the most...

Visiter The National Museum of China

The National Museum of China

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The museum, which occupies the immense building facing the people's palace, was born from the fusion of two...

Visiter Forbidden City

Forbidden City

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This immense palace is the imperial palace of the imperial city of Beijing. It was built on the orders of the Emperor...

Visiter Courtyard

Courtyard

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The Wumen (meridian gate) is one of the four entrances to the Forbidden City; The red enclosure wall is pierced with...

Visiter The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum

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It contains more than a million objects, partly from collections collected by the Ming and Qing: paintings, ceramics,...

Visiter Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park

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The hill on which this park is located is artificial: it was created by piling up the earth cleared during the digging...

Visiter Beihai Park

Beihai Park

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Like Jingshan Park, this park, which has existed for more than a thousand years, was reserved for the emperors: it was...

Visiter Tower of drums and bell tower

Tower of drums and bell tower

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In Chinese Gulou and Zhonglou; The tower of the drums was built under the Emperor Kublai Khan, in 1272 to shell the...

Visiter The temple of Yonghe or temple of the Lamas

The temple of Yonghe or temple of the Lamas

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It dates back to 1694; The building was first intended to house the eunuchs, then became the residence of Prince...

Visiter Temple of Confucius

Temple of Confucius

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It was built in 1302 and was expanded twice under the Ming and Qinq. Confucius has always been revered until 1911....

Visiter National Art Museum of China

National Art Museum of China

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This museum (NAMOC), created in 1962, was one of the 10 major achievements planned for the tenth anniversary of the...

Visiter Wangfujing Dajie

Wangfujing Dajie

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It is one of Beijing's most famous shopping streets: its activity has existed since the Ming period....

Visiter Temple of Heaven Tian Tan

Temple of Heaven Tian Tan

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The emperor was considered to be the son of heaven and thus represented the bond between heaven and earth....

Visiter Museum of the Capital

Museum of the Capital

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This museum of art opened in 1981 moved in 2006 in these new modern buildings, designed by Jean-Marie Duthilleul and...

Visiter Zoo

Zoo

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It was founded in 1906 under the last Qing emperor. It is a beautiful place to walk: the zoo'...

Visiter The Old Palace of Summer

The Old Palace of Summer

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Its construction began under the Emperor Qing Kangxi in 1707; It was destined for one of his sons, who will become...

Visiter The current Summer Palace

The current Summer Palace

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It was partially rebuilt for the Empress Cixi after 1860. The main entrance to the east gives access to the Pavilion of...

Visiter The botanical garden

The botanical garden

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It was created in 1955 and is very well laid out. It covers an area of ??56 ha; 2,000 types of trees and shrubs, 1500...

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