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Meridian Gate

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The Wumen Square is long and rectangular standing at the end of the square. Wumen, also called the Meridian Gate, is the grandest of the four gates in the Forbidden City.

Beijing's Famous Towers

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The architectural art of tall buildings was highly developed in ancient China, dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221BC).

Some Important Styles of Chinese Wooden Structure Architectures

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There are many techniques in the plastic art of Chinese wooden structure architecture, which formed roofs of delicacy and variation.

Existing Wooden Structures of the Tang Dynasty

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Chinese architecture constitutes the only system based mainly on wooden structures of unique charming appearance.

Secrets of the Temple of Heaven

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A world-class artistic treasure, Beijing's Temple of Heaven has many stories behind its architectural charm.

Fanciful Latticework on Doors and Windows

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It is a grand feast for the eyes when lingering on the lines of China's antique doors and windows...

An Architectural Legend: Yangshi Lei

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With many of their works on the UNESCO's World Heritage List, Yangshi Lei is unique in the architectural history.

Screen Walls: More Than Meets the Eye

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The screen wall is a kind of isolated wall, located either outside or just inside the gate of a traditional Chinese home used to shield the inner quarters.

Tian'anmen Square and Its Surroundings

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With a total area of 440,000 square meters, the Tian'anmen Square, located in the center of Beijing, is the largest of its kind. Over a hundred years, many ceremonies and demonstrations have been held here.

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