Prince Gong's Mansion

Written by china guide June 7th, 2011 No Comments Category: China Destinations

Prince Gong's Mansion (Gong Wang Fu Museum,Chinese: 恭王府) is Beijing's largest and the best preserved Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) princely mansion that illustrates the culture and life style of the Imperial China's elite. The mansion is located at QianHai XiJie to the west of QianHai lake. This fine example of ancient Chinese architecture with its cultural connotations is important not only for its aesthetic value but as an asset to those who wish to study the lifestyle of the privileged classes in the feudal society of a bygone era; it also has an interesting history.

Prince Gong's Mansion

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QianHai and HouHai

Written by china guide November 8th, 2010 No Comments Category: China Destinations

Explore the hutongs (ancient alleys) - and the bars and cafes - surounding these peaceful lakes, by foot or by ricksaw. HouHai is at the heart of the tradional hutong area of central Beijing

QianHai
QianHai ('Qian Lake', Chinese: 前海) is situated between BeiHai and HouHai, just north of BeiHai Park. QianHai is at the heart of the tradional hutong area of central Beijing.

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Bird's Nest and Water Cube

Written by china guide August 16th, 2010 No Comments Category: China Destinations

Beijingers gave National stadium and National Swimming Center nickname called Bird’s nest and Water Cube.


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Beijing Olympic Park

Written by china guide August 16th, 2010 1 Comments Category: China Destinations

The Olympic Park (Chinese: 北京奥林匹克公园) is a huge site that includes the 'Birds Nest' national stadium and the 'Water Cube' aquatics center. The Olympic Green(or The Olympic Park) is an Olympic Park in Beijing, China constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Through the remainder of 2008, the site is free to enter, with tickets availble to go inside the venues. A music and fountains performance is currently showing at the Water Cube fridays and sundays at 7:30pm.

Water Cube

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Beijing Botanical Garden

Written by china guide August 13th, 2010 No Comments Category: China Destinations

The Beijing Botanical Garden(Chinese: 北京植物园) is a large 400 Hectare park close to XiangShan Park at the foot of the Western Fragrant Hills. The Botanical Garden contains WoFoSi (Sleeping Buddha) temple and hotel in the north. Beijing Botanical Garden was established in 1955.

Beijing Botanical Garden

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