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Sculpture in front of the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall:
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall

View across Tiananmen Square looking towards the Forbidden City:
Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square:
Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square

Entrance to Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace:
Forbidden City entrance Forbidden City entry

View from within Forbidden City:
Forbidden City view

Roof detail within Forbidden City:
Forbidden City roof

Troops on parade within the grounds:
Forbidden City troops

The Temple of Heaven:
Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Three styles of architecture are predominant in urban Beijing. First, there is the traditional architecture of imperial China, perhaps best exemplified by the massive Tian’anmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), which remains the People’s Republic of China’s trademark edifice, the Forbidden City, the Imperial Ancestral Temple and the Temple of Heaven. Next, there is what is sometimes referred to as the “Sino-Sov” style, with structures tending to be boxy and sometimes poorly constructed, which were built between the 1950s and the 1970s.

Finally, there are much more modern architectural forms, most noticeably in the area of the Beijing CBD in east Beijing such as the new CCTV Headquarters, in addition to buildings in other locations around the city such as the Beijing National Stadium and National Center for the Performing Arts.

Temple of Heaven

The Forbidden City – Imperial Palace


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