Today when I reviewed my pictures on line, I found some beautiful scenery shot in Beijing, China and would like to take opportunity to introduce & share with you all. Hope you’ll like them too.
The Great Wall is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Before the use of bricks, the Great Wall was mainly built from Earth or Taipa, stones, and wood. During the Ming Dynasty, however, bricks were heavily used in many areas of the wall, as were materials such as tiles, lime, and stone. It’s claimed that the Great Wall is "the mightiest work of man, the only one that would be visible to the human eye from the moon.
The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value." It is a popular tourist destination but also serves as a recreational park.
Beihai Park is an imperial garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest of Chinese gardens, and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces and temples. Prior to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 this area was connected to the Forbidden City, but since 1925 it has been open to the public. The structures and scenes in the Beihai Park are described as masterpieces of gardening technique that reflects the and the superb architectural skill and richness of traditional Chinese garden art.