Capital for ever
A city of numerous names!
The rapid growth
When it was initially constituted the
The economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping has made the Chinese economy boom and the rural areas surrounding Beijing saw an influx of population necessitating construction of a third ring-road and another the 4th followed by the 5th ring-road. All these were inadequate to provide facilities to the booming population of the ever growing city. At present the government is constructing a 6th ring road; that is the pace of growth of this nation known as the Asian Dragon!
Getting spruced up
The ruling Communist regime is particular to see that this city remain as a show case example of the modern resurgent China; hence slums and other unpleasant objects got cleansed from the city limits; giving Beijing a fresh and modern look.
It is one of the magnificent spectacles
The Tiantan is the Imperial Sacrificial Altar of the Taoist Sect located in the southeast urban
It is located in Haidian District Beijing; built in 1733 by the Qin Dynasty; it was the place for the emperor and his family to pray. Its initial name was Jueshong Si; when the bell was later brought in the temple got the name –The Great Bell Temple. The bell is 46.5 tons in weight and it is 6.94 meters in height; inscription chanting Buddhist prayers are visible on the bell.
Means Garden of Perfection or
The oldest and the largest mosque in
For a tourist there are several locations other than what was mentioned above some of them may be mentioned below; Bell and Drum Towers, Beihai Park, Temple of Recumbent Buddha, Summa Palace, The Ancient Observatory, White Dragobe Temple, Summer Palace, Temple of Azure Clouds etc. The
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It was in Tiananmen Square in October 31, 1949 Chairman Mao Zedong announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China; later all important events of that nation was held in that square; which is also famous as the largest square in the world.
It all started in 15th April, 1989 when laborers, students and intellectuals of China assembled in Tiananmen Square to voice their protests against various issues, students wanted parliamentary system introduced, while laborers wanted better wages and working conditions; where as intellectuals wanted freedom of speech and human rights.
They had no common leader, no common agenda; all hated the ‘rotten government’ and wanted it to go! The Chinese government was not used to democratic protests and their reaction was as military as they themselves were!
Few would have forgotten that lone young man who was standing bravely facing the army of battle tanks that rumbled to the square; we can only presume what happened to him. It was the same fate that was faced by thousands of protestors assembled there.
When to pay a visit
Summer is the peak tourist season in
This year’s winter was a bit extreme as whole