Feb 20, 2015 à 09:18 AM
There are also many shops very well received by tourists in the Wangfujing Street with its unique features. Shengxifu Sombrerería which opened in 1911 is special only sells hats for almost 100 years. You can find different hats ranging from one to the old style modern fashion there. And Yong Zheng Tailors Shop is the most famous tailors shop with excellent technical sewing men formal dress in Beijing. Guests can enjoy the superior service here and says the store has even offered special services for state leaders and stars. Xin Dong An Plaza and Beijing Construction Department general merchandise retail stores large in China. These modern malls fashion show and vivid force of the ancient city, and almost all the major brands updated real world can be found here. In addition, there are many shops selling old tasty local dishes in Wangfujing Street and make the mouth water as Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and Donglaishun. As ancient capital of six dynasties, the shopping streets of Beijing are powerful evidence to define the development of its economy.
Feb 18, 2015 à 05:32 PM
The Great Wall served as the natural barrier for the safety of inner China in ancient times. It tramps over hills and dales. Its unique architectural style is a great wonder in the world. There are many different kinds of designs for the fortifications on the wall, such as passes, beacon towers and walls, and each of them has various functions. Great Wall Passes: Passes are the most massive defense beachheads on the wall, often located in places of military importance which are favorable for defense. They are often composed of square walls, gates, gate towers, and moats. Take an example of the passes of the Ming-dynasty Great Wall. The Ming Great Wall boasts about one thousand passes. Among those, the most notable ones are Shanhaiguan, Huangyaguan, Juyongguan, Zijingguan, Daomaguan, Pingxingguan, Yanmenguan, Pianguan and Jiayuguan passes. Near to some big passes, the small passes can be found. They make up of a few lines of defence. Like the Juyongguan Pass, besides itself, it possesses the small passes of Nankou, Beikou and Shangguan. Walls are the main part of the construction, averaging about 26.6 feet tall. They serve as the important link connecting the passes, beacon towers, watch towers and other military structures together. It was built very firmly at some vital passes. For example, the Great Wall at Juyongguan Pass and Badaling is around 23 to 26 feet tall generally. The bottom is around 20 to 23 feet wide and the top is about 13 to 16 feet wide. On the top of some important sections, walls were built layer after layer to block off the enemies who have already reached the walls.
Dec 24, 2014 à 09:21 PM
The lamasery is a Tibetan lamasery and still entertains Magnolia lamas are promoting their virtues of respect for other minority cultures and religions. This cultural integration of cultures has many legendary stories of their own. The lamas held religious practices prevailing in the temple and monastery. This encourages the promotion of their culture and attract worldwide acclaim for its richness and beauty. This place attracts tourists from around the world for its unique blend of culture, beauty and architecture. Tourists and pilgrims found here peace and religious achievement. Others come here for its exquisite historical and architectural wealth. Pilgrims at the Yonghe Lamasery is dedicated to the service of visitors there and pray for the fulfillment of the wishes of the other devotees. The lamas study here and its hard tern education as much as 10 lasts long yearsor. And It takes 30 years for lamas to study Buddhism for them enrolfor graduation. They work for peace in their society and the world. The Yonghe Lamasery is the adobe of about 70 lamas today known for its architectural richness.
Jan 11, 2015 à 11:00 AM
Over 180 pieces of jade show brief development. Many items of jade on display were unearthed from tombs of the nobles, and rein brands and poems carved emperors. Among all the exhibits, imperial jade seal of Qianlong (the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty) has developed the most attention. This seal of white jade carved with dragon move was made in 1791 by eightieth birthday of Qianlong. It was privy seal of the emperor, and is used for printing on many famous calligraphic works and paintings emperor. Magnifying glass provided here will help you get a better view of the small pieces. The list of the main types of jade in ancient China, and sketches showing how jades are used will also help to better understand the exhibits. Jade has had a mystical significance since the Neolithic age which began 10,000 years ago.most sophisticated Neolithic settlements dating from 3000 BC. Different cultures began to develop around the Yellow River and Yangtze. Settlements in the north were scarce, but seem to have had contact with the two peoples of the Far North and South zones around areas of Xi'an and anyang.
Dec 29, 2014 à 10:15 PM
Originally an imperial residence, this "Lamasery" (a monastery for monks lamaístas) features decadent walkways and intricate works of art. You'll notice immediately the rigid symmetry of the complex, which is derived from the imperial architecture. As the seat of Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing, you will see this temple prayer is still used for religious followers, so be respectful. His work intricate makes visitors fascinated by the magic spell. The humble greatness of the Lama Temple and its accompanying buildings impresses many visitors. One of TripAdvisor users comments, "Among the many beautiful and interesting things to see is the 18m high statue of Buddha carved from a single sandalwood tree trunk." Lama Temple was built in 1694 and originally belonged to the Prince Qing Yin .Zhen and most complex became a monastery in 1723 when he assumed the throne as Emperor Yongzheng. After his death the temple received the imperial status, exchanging turquoise glazed tiles for royal yellow and became a lamasery for the 'yellow hat' Lama sect of Buddhism, monks of housing from Tibet and Mongolia.
Dec 24, 2014 à 09:32 PM
The most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet, Lama Temple became a lamasery in 1744 after serving as the former residence of Emperor Yong Zheng. Today the temple is an active place of worship, attracting pilgrims from afar, some of which fall down into submission long long period of its rooms. Resplendent in the Hall of the Wheel of the Law (Fǎlún Diàn), the fourth room is reached from the entrance, there is a bronze statue of a benign substantial and smiling Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), founder of the Gelugpa sect or Hat Amarillo, dressed in yellow and illuminated by a skylight. This unique temple is a glittering attraction that shines in the sky Buddhist Beijing. If you only have time for a temple (Temple of Heaven is not really a temple) render it, on the roofs of riveting, fresh fabulous, gorgeous decorative arches, tapestries, amazing carpentry, tibetan prayer wheels, tantric statues and a excellent pair of Chinese lions mixed with dense clouds of incense.
Jan 13, 2015 à 04:16 PM
There are many more places to visit nearby the Lama Temple. North of the Forbidden City, this neighborhood (also called "hutong") offer so much character in its narrow streets. Nanlouguxiang continually surprises with exciting discoveries in boutiques and tantalizing flavors from sellers unpretentious. When you need a break from shopping, visit the Bell and Drum Towers also reside here. Although this bohemian neighborhood has seen an increase in the volume of tourists, has been avoided marketing and urban renewal that characterize other areas of Beijing. One of the users of TripAdvisor testifies, "Nanluoguxiang is an excellent place to escape the hectic day to day in Beijing." The shops, bars and restaurants remain varied hour, but you will be able to find the activity here at almost any time of day or night. The district is located a few steps from the metro line 5 Beixinqiao Gulou Dajie stop and subway lines 2 and 8. There are still more places to visit around which surely will surprise you with some interesting discoveries.
Feb 04, 2015 à 06:39 AM
Collecting, exhibiting cultural relics and conducting investigations are the three main tasks of the museum capital in China. It has fully adopted the international advanced technology in its construction and is among the best in China. With its imposing building, abundant exhibitions, high technology and advanced services, has been placed in a position of world leadership. Cultural relics unearthed in Beijing are the main elements on the screen, which carry strong features of the city. Various types of widely cultural relics in recent decades is collected. Bronzes, porcelain ware, calligraphy works, paintings, coins, jade, seals, sewing, Buddhist statues are in your collection. Some of them enjoy a high reputation at home and abroad for its rarity. Most of the collections are unearthed after the founding of the People's Republic of China. Some cultural relics even to the Neolithic period. In total, there are 5,622 pieces of cultural relics on display in the main exhibition hall and exhibition hall oval. The 2.100 to 2.600 years old "Bronzes of Western Zhou Dynasty" and "Eastern Zhou Dynasty" is one of the main highlight. This screen is on the fourth floor too. You can see the differences between the two dynasties bronzes
Feb 17, 2015 à 11:25 AM
There are also special openings between the crenels to insert flags for display or signal transmission. On each side of the wall, there are many shooting holes designed in the upper, middle and lower levels, used by the soldiers to shoot arrows in different poses. The height of the Great Wall here varies from 5 to 8 meters and there is a pass at every gorge or strategic place. The passes are the entrances of the place. Constructed with bricks, they are usually 2.5 meters high and 1.5 meters wide. Most of the passes are built in some secluded places. Stone or brick stairs are leading to the top of the wall from the two sides of the pass. The base of the Great Wall was made up of stone slabs and the body was constructed with the black bricks with the sand and stones filled inside. The top of the wall is about 5 meters wide, which can hold six or seven people walking side by side. There is a horse road paved with big square bricks. A drainage gouge was built every 2 or 3 meters along the wall to drain the rainwater from the protruding waterspout which successfully prevented the rain water from eroding the wall body. The soldiers could also shoot their stone hitters to the enemy from the waterspout. Along the inner side of the horse road a wall of 1.5 meters high called Yuqiang or Nv'er qiang was built, and along the outside a wall of two meters high with interval crenels could provide the soldiers with both the protection and attacking places. In peaceful time, the soldiers could walk in and out freely from the pass, and in wartime the soldiers could defend themselves effectively with the help of the pass. There is a Chinese saying to describe the strategic importance of the pass : a warrior standing in the pass, ten thousand could not pass it. The main passes in Jinshanling Great Wall are: Longyukou Pass, Taochunkou Pass, Zhuanduokou Pass, Shalingkou Pass and Houchuankou Pass. A feature of the Great Wall in this region is embodied by the 67 watchtowers built along the 10.6-kilometer-long Great Wall. It is quite peculiar and rare in history that so many towers were built so densely Watch-towers are usually constructed on the higher places. Built of stone and bricks, they are more than 10 meters high, with the soil, stones and lime filled inside.
Jan 15, 2015 à 02:38 PM
The many attractions and activities in Beijing for people of all backgrounds embodies the fact that it is a friendly city full of history and culture. As one of the major metropolitan centers of the world, however, the levels of pollution in Beijing are also characteristic and, in many cases, expatriates have trouble adapting to pollution and dirt. Those who overcome the challenges of pollution and overcrowding is that Beijing offers great opportunities for shopping in malls and markets, vibrant nightlife and its highly anticipated annual events in a number of exciting entertainment. It also offers delicious local and international dining, world-class sports facilities and even natural beauty. Highlights of imperial Beijing, including the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, with its landscaped gardens are in stark contrast to recent buildings of communist China, as the "Great Hall of the People" and the Mausoleum of President Mao. Several places of worship are reminders of ancient religious diversity of the city. While living in Beijing, you will find countless temples: mostly Buddhist, some Taoist, and dedicated to Confucianism. You can also visit the oldest Catholic church in Beijing and the largest mosque in the city.
Jan 05, 2015 à 08:11 PM
Although the rickshaw has appeared in numerous regions of the world, China was one of the few countries where rickshaws made enormous contribution to employment. Introduced in the late 19th century by foreign missionaries, who played big role in urban development in China in the 20th century. (22) persons of the noble class, who were reluctant to go ashore, as their preferred Rickshaw mini-transport. Its popularity grew to such an extent that revitalized the Chinese labor market was lethargic for the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the arbitrary control of European powers. Chinese Rickshaw flourished in the mid-20C. As more and more modern roads are distributed by foreigners, Rickshaw became a more comfortable transport for the urban upper classes. Urban middle classes, rather chose to walk to take expensive rickshaws appeared as a new level of consumption as migrants from rural regions complements rickshaw drivers. Despite growing demand, increase the supply of rickshaw drivers made affordable for the middle classes who consider rickshaws as their daily commute. some rickshaws are electric and are an alternative to taxis, but tend to make long runs.
Dec 17, 2014 à 01:59 AM
Wangfujing Street is a world-famous commercial street and is also known as "Gold Street". International brands, highly sophisticated products and old famous enterprises are all located on this street.The flagship store of Chinese time-honored brand “Wuyutai” is located on this Street with no exception. Wuyutai Wangfujing shop has a shopfront of more than 100 square meters on the first ground. The "Wuyutai tea culture display" and a tea house of more than 400 square meters are located on the second floor. The old tea set and old photos of past ten different dynasties which are Liao dynasty, Xia dynasty, Han dynasty, Jin dynasty, Tang dynasty, Song dynasty, Yuan dynasty, Ming dynasty, Qing dynasty and republican period are displayed there to record different tea histories. The thousands years Chinese tea culture has been accumulated here right before ones eyes. Wuyutai organizes different forms of promotion of tea culture based on the teahouse platform perennially. Famous cartoonist Mr. Li Binsheng’s tea art exhibition, the first person of Chinese writing Mr. Tian Boping’s tea calligraphy exhibition, the iron pot made by Japanese craftsman master, the tea culture temple fair in spring festival and the tea art performances & folk music performances from different tea artists and children are the highlights of Wuyutai tea house. The tea people here are proving good tea to people and interpreting the idea “tea is ubiquitous" with their own originality.