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The Forbidden City
is one of the architectural wonders of the world. This complex took 17 years to build and was once home to 24 Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, thousands of eunuchs, and countless concubines, servants, and mandarins.

Tiananmen Square  - an immense square in the heart of the capital. Mao Zedong had it built during his leadership.

Temple of Heaven  - was first built in 1420 for the emperors to worship heaven and pray for abundant harvests. The complex is spread over an area of 270 hectres and consists of the Hall of Prayer the Imperial Vault of Heaven,  the three-tier Circular Altar the Echoing Wall and the 'Thrice-Re-echoing Stone'.

Address: Beijing, China
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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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