“Colossal Endeavor, Brave Folly, Futile Contrivance, Or Splendid Achievement, The Great Wall Of China Inspires Awe” – National Geographic. This awe-inspiring structure arouses different sentiments in different people; no matter what kind of perception one has, The Great Wall Of China is one of the must-visit tourist places In Beijing. The Great Wall was originally a series of individual walls which were connected to form a single wall that stretches to approx. 21,196 km. The wall was originally bu... read more
A historic site in Beijing, the Temple of Heaven was officially declared as the World Heritage Site in 1998. It is actually a complex of religious buildings where the reigning kings used to offer prayers to the heavens for good harvest & prosperity. The temple complex comprises of 3 main religious buildings:
Hall Of PrayersThe Hall Of Prayers is a sacrificial altar set in the middle of the complex & is considered to be one of biggest altars in China. The ancient kings used to come here to pray to the gods in hea... read more
The Summer Palace served as a perfect vacation spot for the imperial emperors to escape the numbing summer heat. Depicted in numerous Chinese paintings, the Palace is located along a lovely lake & offers a spectacular image of the surrounding hilltops. In the 18th century, Emperor Qianlong further added to the splendor of the entire area. As per popular belief, he even put together an army of 100 000 workers to widen & deepen the Kunmig Lake. The immobile marble boat at the north side of the lake was built under th... read more
The Lama Temple is one of the renowned Buddhist Temples of Tibetan origin that is actually located outside Tibet. There are several delightful things to watch out for when you visit this temple – the amazing woodwork, the beautiful frescoes, the colorful tapestries, the Tibetan prayer wheels, magnificent statues & many others. Originally the residence of Emperor Yong Zheng, it was converted to a lamasery in 1744. Buddhist devotees from all over the world visit this temple every year.
In the Hall of the Whe... read more
The Ming Tombs can be reckoned as a collection of mausoleums. The beautiful tombs were constructed by Chinese Ming dynasty emperors. There are many Ming Tombs that straddle in groups near Beijing. These are colloquially referred as the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty. The first among all tombs constructed is Ming emperor's tomb and is situated in close proximity to Nanjing. The tombs slump within Beijing’s suburban Changping District.
Thoughtful PlanningThe site, the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain,... read more