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Great Wall

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A batch of ancient artistic creations such as oral literature, dances, music, drawing and sculptures, were admirable evidence of this in the distant past.

Qianling Mausoleum

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The Tang Dynasty (618-907) witnessed the second climax in the construction of mausoleums inChina, following Qin and Han dynasties (221BC-220AD).

Lamaist Pagoda

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Whether in concept or in model, Lamaist pagodas are quite different from the traditional Buddhist pagodas whose main composition elements are based on Han-styled towers already common in the central plain for nearly 2,000 years.

Temple of Heaven

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The most famous extant altar should be the Temple of Heaven, located in the south city of Beijing.

An Early Altar Temple of Western Han Dynasty

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The Mingtang Piyong (or Ming Hall and Emperor) in Chang'an of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) is an important early altar temple.

Lhasa's Potala Palace

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In Tibet, there was a kind of government structure called "Zong Shan". "Zong" means a local Tibetan administrative unit, equivalent to a county in interior areas.

Shenyang Imperial Palace

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The Shenyang Imperial Palace, one of the two most intact imperial group-buildings ever existing in China, is located at Shenyang City,Liaoning Province.

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.

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