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Also known as the Temple of Awakening Life.
Also known as the Temple of Awakening Life. Home to the fifteenth-century Yongle Great Bell which, at 6.94m tall 46.5 tons, is the largest bell in China. The 227,000 Chinese characters inscribed on it spell out Buddhist sutras.
Built in 1577, this Ming-era temple now houses the Beijing Art Museum, which has a sizable collection of ancient artwork
One of the larger parks in Beijing, this is centered around three lakes
The Paleozoological Museum of China displays Paleolithic specimens along with ancient human and animal fossils
Here you can watch movement of stars and planets, creation of the solar system, evolution of life, space shuttle simulation and the history of the sun
A great place to read the official Chinese version of what happened in Chinese military history, from ancient times up to 1949
Art museum with calligraphy and other paintings
Huge park with cherry blossoms, tulips, lake with boats for rent, water park and playgrounds
Built in the 18th and early 19th centuries, these gardens were home to the emperors and Qing court