Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace, is home to 24 emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties, since the third emperor of Ming Dynasty moved capital from Nanjing to Beijing, and until the last emperor of Qing Dynasty left it. During the long history, Forbidden City was regarded as the center of Beijing, including the power, culture, politics and economy. From 1406 to 1420, the Forbidden City is built with almost ten thousand rooms for working and living. Covering an area of 720,000 square meters, Forbidden City is the largest palatial structure in the world and the best preserved imperial palace in China. Now, it is well-known as the Palace Museum, collecting various treasures of royal China and displaying them to visitors.
Temple of Heaven is located at southern of Beijing, is one of the four temples in Beijing, including the Temple of Heaven, the Temple of Earth, the Temple of Sun and the Temple of Moon. The Temple of Heaven was the place where the rulers in Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Since it completed until the Qing Dynasty, this temple had held 654 sacrifices to heaven of 22 rulers during the 500 years. They came here twice a year, on the 1 5th day of the 1st lunar month and on Winter Solstice. Temple of Heaven is regarded as one of the greatest architectural structures in the world, and it is also famous for the place where can talk to heaven in short distance. The architecture of Temple of Heaven has two themes, one is "on the earth", while the other is "in the heaven", which is the rule to build this complex.
Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China, is locate at Haidian District. Covering an area of 290 hectares, the garden consists primarily of the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. The whole garden is a veritable museum of garden type architecture of different styles from different regions in China, and is definitely a gem in the Chinese art of garden construction. Now, the Summer Palace is the garden opened to public, and tourists can enjoy the beautiful views as well as emperors, and the spring and summer are the best seasons to appreciate the views seemed like heaven in Summer Palace.
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