Gugong Palace in Beijing is one more remarkable architectural structure besides the Great Wall. It was built in the beginning of the 15th century, and remained the residence of the Chinese rulers for many years. The palace is a large-scale architectural complex that consists of a main building and several auxiliary buildings. The territory of the palace also remained closed for a long time, so this sight had another interesting name - the Forbidden City. When it comes to describing the modern city, its main and best known symbol is Tiananmen Square - the largest square in the world, which can accommodate more than one million of people. Among remarkable objects located next to the square we simply cannot fail to mention Mao Zedong Mausoleum and the Parliament House.
Beihai Park is surely the best place for hiking and outdoor recreation activities. This park is located in the heart of the city. The park was founded around the lake with the same name a thousand years ago. In this beautiful garden on the lake often had rest emperors of the country. Today you still can see some beautiful government buildings in this park apart from old trees and flower beds. Opera lovers should not forget to visit the local theater, all plays and performances of which are simply unforgettable.
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