Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Travelling in Beijing

The classic way of travelling Beijing are those highlights tour for several days. The places you probably heard a lot in Beijing are Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Ming Tomb and different section of the Great Wall. But there are way more to see for such a impressive Beijing Tour.

Acrobatic Show & Kongfu Show
Acrobatics is a traditional art form in which the performers depend on each other's skill and timing. It is a great program for your travel in Beijing. Chinese acrobatics is said to have started during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) two thousand years old. It is believed that it developed out of the labor and self-defense skills practiced by the populace during their leisure time. As the world infrastructure developed, acrobatics gradually developed into a performance art.

Chinese Kung Fu is one of the famous examples of traditional Chinese Culture with a history of thousands years. The theory of Kung Fu is based on classical Chinese philosophy, to promote good moral character, nourishes the spirit and fosters proper temperament. Thanks to the great influnce of the American movie industry, Chinese Kung Fu was introduced abroad by Chinese- American Kung Fu master Bruce Lee, the film star Jacky Chen and Jet Li.

Beijing Hutong & Bell and Drum Tower & Shichahai Area & Prince Gong's Mansion
Beijing hutong and the courtyard are the real culture of old Beijing. Hutong refers to the typical narrow streets or alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. It is the winding Beijing hutongs other than the high-rise buildings and skyscrapers that are more attractive to those who travel here to fathom the real old Beijing and the local life.

The Bell Tower of Beijing is located in the northern downtown of the city, at the end of the central axis of the imperial city to the north of Di'anmen. As an ancient timepiece, the Bell Tower attracts hundreds of people to travel to witness its significance. The Bell Tower was the timepiece, together with the Drum Tower, during Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Prince Gong's Mansion, also known as Gong Wang Fu, is located to the northwest of the Forbidden City close to Shichahai Lake in the central part of Beijing. It is one of the most ornate and extravagant residence prince's residence compounds of all in Beijing, definitely a popular place of interest to travel or visit. Originally built in 1777, Prince Gong's Mansion was once the residence of Heshen, the favorite minister of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty.

Beijing Capital Museum & Liulichang Cultural Street & 798 Art District
The new Capital Museum is one of the new travel spots in Beijing. It opened to the public on May 18, 2006. Located along the western extension of Changan Street. The Capital Museum has become a culture window of Beijing with its unique architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, ranking one of the best museums worldwide. The main buildings include the Rectangular Exhibition Hall, the Oval Exhibition Hall and the quadrate Office and Scientific Research Building.

Liulichang Cultural Street Market is a fun stroll and specializes in all kinds of Chinese crafts and art works, located in southwest of Qianmen and near to the Hepingmen Gate. Most foreigners love to visit Liulichang Cultural Street when they travel to Beijing. The 800 meters long east-west street is a traditional market of old and rare books, antiques, paintings, calligraphy and arts & crafts. It is one of two streets that still keep the appearance of a Qing Dynasty market street and a cool place for those who want to shop or just have a look at the street and architectures.

798 Art District is often called the 798 Art District, 798 Art Zone or Factory 798. It is an attractive travel spot in Beijing and a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities, located in Dashanzi Art District which is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics.

The marvolous China Tour included not only Beijing, but also other fantastic places. Welcome to join us, we promiss you a different tour in China.

1 comment:

  1. As we all know that Beijing is a capital of china ...Beijing has a history of over 3000 years.Beijing has become a well-developed modern city.

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