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China Famous Ancient Buildings 1
24/02/2010 06:40:18    Author : kathyby66@gmail.com    Browse : 786

China Famous Ancient Buildings

Architecture is an important symbol of human civilization. In this field, the Chinese people have extraordinary wisdom and creativity. From resplendent imperial palaces to diverse civilian residences,from picturesque pavilions and kiosks to unique pagodas and bridges, the Chinese people have for centuries created one arhitectural wonder after another.
As one of world"s four ancient countries with splendid ancient civilization, China surely is rich in a lot of great tangible projects and relics. Among them, some are too great to be avoided when we are talking of the world wonders because they are hardly realized or completed by humankind in spite of human?? advanced technology and science at present. These gems or representatives of Chinese ancient people??s contribution or achievements in the process of coexisting with nature and improving their life standards largely show the wisdom of Chinese people in ancient times. For different orientations in the past, toady these miraculous projects surprise the first-time travelers and become the symbols of Chinese tourist destinations.

The Forbidden City

The biggest and most complete ancient building complex is the former Imperial Palace (also known as the Forbidden City) in Beijing. It was imperial palace of both the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was first completed in 1420 and covers an area of 720,000 square meters. The Forbidden City, now called the Palace Museum, is located in the center of Beijing. Starting in 1420, the Forbidden City was the home to 24 Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Now, it has developed into the Palace Museum, which displays art treasures of the past dynasties and is the richest treasury of cultures and arts in China. Lofty and magnificent, the Forbidden City is acclaimed as one of the world five great palaces, ranking with Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in Britain, White House in the United States and Kremlin in Russia, and was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

The Great wall

Chinese people are always proud of their Great wall. To some extent, it represents the spirit of Chinese people and history. In many exhibitions or conferences in China, participators can easily find its existence in pictures or painting hung on walls. It has been widely expressed in politics, culture-exchange, and artistic creation. It is the symbol of China.The Great Wall of China extends 4,000 miles westward: from the China Sea town of Shanhaiguan to Gansu province. It includes the Badaling, Huanghuacheng, Mutianyu, Jiankou, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai sections.

 The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang Mausoleum

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang Mausoleum , which is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world, is five kilometers east of Lintong County , 35 kilometers from Xi"an City in Shaanxi Province .,they excavated the 7,000 earth-made soldier and horse figures, which are taller and larger than the real life ones at that time (about 2,200 years before present). The most interesting thing is the face expressions and the "hair styles" of these soldier figures are different from one another. It took about 38 years with many craftsmen to complete the whole project.


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