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Lama Temple 雍和宫

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A famous lamasery built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng who later succeeded to the throne.In 1744 Yongzheng's successor Emperor Qianlong converted the palace into a lamasery. The 18-metre-high Maitreya statue engraved from a 26-metre-long white sandal-wood log, "the Five hundred Arhats Hill" made of gold, silver, copper, iron and tin, and the niche carved out of nanmu are accredited as the three matchless masterpieces in the Lama Temple.

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Tian'anmen Square

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The largest city square in the world situated in the heart of Beijing. Tian'anmen was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. Now the square stretches 880 meters from north to south and 500 meters from east to west. The total area is 440,000 square meters. That's about the size of 60 soccer fields, spacious enough to accommodate half a million people. Tips: just don't miss the flagraising ceremony that shows you the most elegant mien of the chinese soldiers:p

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The Temple of Heaven

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It was first constructed in 1420 where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest. Covering an area of 273 hectares,it is the largest architectural complex in the world for rituals to pay homage to heaven. In 1998, it was recognized by the UNESCO as “one of the human heritages of the world”.

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Xidan Quanyechang 西单劝业场

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If you go to Xidan, the most prosperous commercial center in Beijing, just don´t miss this place which is a giant market of clothes, accessories, make-up stuffs, shoes, all the things that can make you attractive! The most important thing is that you won't get a better price in other places. However this doesn't mean that the quality here is bad, it's absolutely good. So this is undoubtedly a ideal place to buy small gifts to your friends! There are always many people so take care of your bag:)

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