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Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven or literally the Altar the Heaven is one of the best chinese temples and is located in southeastern urban Beijing, in Xuanwu District.

The templex complex was formerly called temple of Heaven and Earth. It was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who had also the construction of the Forbidden City.

Ancient Observatory: Beijing Ancient Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in the world. It was built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty.

It's located on the southeast corner of Jianguomen Street in Beijing.

Ancient Observatory was rebuilt in recent years Nowadays, the platform of the observatory have 17 meters high and holds exhibition rooms inside.
Ancient Observatory

Summer Palace
Summer Palace: The Summer Palace or Yiheyuan is a palace that is located approximately 15 kilometres from Beijing, China. It's the biggest and best-preserved royal garden in China.

The Summer Palace was first built in the 12th century as an imperial palace. Howadays, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, 3 quarters of which is water. In december 1998 the Summer Palace was included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage.

The Great Wall at Simatai: The Great Wall at Simatai, 120 km northeast of Beijing, is 5.4 km long with 35 watchtowers. Its construction started in the early Hongwu years (1368-1398) of the Ming Dynasty.

It was built during the Northern Qi dynasty and rebuilt in the HongWu years of the Ming dynasty by Qi JiGuang. Nowadays, in the valley, the Simatai Great Wall is divided into 2 parts by the Simatai Reservoir, over which a chain bridge runs through east to west.
The Great Wall at Simatai

Like 2 huge golden dragons, the 2 parts of the Great Wall wind down from the east & west mountains into the reservoir, forming a magnificent Great Wall.

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