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Beijing Landmarks - Yesterday and Today

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Language: English
Format: 22.6 x 18 x 1.6 cm
Page: 231
Publication Date: 01/2017
ISBN: 9787119093529
Table of Contents
My Beijing Dream
Chapter 1 Relics of the Ancient Capital
The Palace Museum
The Great Wall
Tiananmen
The 13 Tombs of the Ming Dynasty
Bell and Drum Towers
Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian
Chapter 2
Hutongs and Marketplaces
Nanluoguxiang Alley
Yandaixiejie Byway
GuozLiian Street
Dongjiaominxiang Alley
Ju'er Hutong
Liulichang
Chapter 3 Temples,Churches and Mosques
Lama Temple
Tanzhe Temple
Fayuan Temple
South Church
Baiyun Temple
Niujie Mosque
Chapter 4 Richly Ornamented Pavilions
The Summer Palace
Xiangshan(Fragrant Hill)Park
The Old Summer Palace
Beihai Park
The Temple of Heaven
Beijing Garden Expo Park
Chapter 5 Prosperous Business Districts
Clianmen—Dashilan
Wangfujing Street
Xidan
Panjiayuan
The Place
Zhongguancun
Chapter 6 Art
The National Museum of China
The National Art Museum of China
Songzhuang
Yard No.46 in Fangjia Hutong
Chapter 7 Tea and Drama
Chang'an Grand Theater
Lao She Teahouse
Shichahai
Sanlitun
Chapter 8 World Cuisines in Beijing
Quanjude Restaurant
Fangshan Restaurant
Donglaishun Restaurant
Wangfujing Snack Street
Gui Street
Niujie Street
Chapter 9 New Landmarks
Bird's Nest
Water Cube
NationaICenter for the PerformingArts(NCPA)
C C T V Headquarters Building
Capital InternationaIAirport Terminal 3
Capital Museum
New Building Complex of the National
Library of China
C C T V Tower
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Nanluoguxiang Alley,located in the western part of Beijing's Dongcheng District,is of great antiquity,and is a prime example of typical Old Beijing hutong culture.There are a great number of various big mansions,ancient high officerst residences,houses and courtyards with elaborate architectural workmanship and high quaLity in the alley area and the original appearance of most of them is well preserved.They can be regarded as excellent specimens of Old Beijing Hutong.
The origin of Nanluoguxiang Alley dates back to the Khanbaliq(Yuandadu,the Great Capital of the Yuan Dynasty)period.In the 4th year of Emperor Zhiyuan's reign during the Kublai Khan period(1267),Yuandadu was established in Yanjing(todays Beijing)and so was Nanluoguxiang Alley.This is so far the only perfectly preserved Lifang—type layout(neighborhood system)for Hutongs and courtyards in the Yuan Dynasty.It is also a traditional chessboard—like residential zone,the largest architectural cluster,the highest in architectural grades and the most abundant in structures.There are eight Hutongs neatlylined up on each side of the alley.
Many historical signs of the Yuan Dynasty have been worn away as time went on,but Nanluoguxiang Alley still holds its well—preserved and 800—year—old historical landscapes.Since 2005,when the government of Dongcheng District launched campaigns to protect and renovate local street areas,Nanluoguxiang Alley put on a brand new look and has gradually developed into a cultural block with typical Beijing characteristics.Today,with unique bars,restaurants and cultural shops side by side along both sides of the all.ey,it attracts thousands of tourists both from home and abroad every day,adding some modernity to the alley.
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