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The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China. They were originally sculptured and set out in battle formation ( rows of 4, interspersed with horses and chariots) and between the rows of warriors the earth mounds supported the timber roor. Over the years since they were first made ( about 2200 years) they have been vandalised and burnt as the Dynasties fell, then the timber roof failed and earth filled the trenches, hiding the Army until they were discovered in 1974. At the front of the display are the…
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Forbidden City (Palace Museum)
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
This landscapes and many buildings in the Summer Palace were arranged according to traditional principles of Chinese garden design. It has an overall sense of harmony, with the many different elements of water, hills, trees, temples, walkways and palace buildings to create an impression of completeness. The palace served as a mark of the wealth and taste of the Manchu rulers.
A section of the Forbidden City in Beijing at sunset. Built between 1406 and 1420, the palace complex served as the Chinese imperial palace until 1912. Today it is the Palace Museum showing artifacts from the Ming to the Qing Dynasties (14th to 20th centuries).
Temple of Heaven, Beijing Imperial Sacrificial Altar: Map & Tours
Temple of Heaven in Beijing was a place for emperors to worship the Heaven in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests is a highlight.
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