Travel guide over Beijing sights

The Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the symbol of Beijing and the incarnation of the emperor’s epoch. It was built during the reign of Min dynasty, and during 500 years it served as the emperor’s residence. Ordinary Chinese citizens were not allowed to enter the Forbidden City. However, two times during its history the Forbidden City has become the victim of marauding and damage. The first occasion took place in 1664 during the attack of the Manchurians, and the second attempt happened in 1949, when the Kuomintang Party took the treasures of the Forbidden City to Taiwan. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Beijing

The restaurant with an unforgettable name 1001 Nights is decorated in Arabic style. Here you are welcome to try best dishes of Middle Eastern cuisine. Here you will find a great choice of meat dishes, as well as a large vegetarian menu. Don’t forget to try desserts – they are really delicious. Restaurant specialties are roast lamb with spices and kebab with vegetables. Dong Lai Shun Huo Guo is one of the oldest dining facilities of the city. The restaurant was opened in 1903. Here you can try boiled mutton, seasoned with soy cheese, sesame oil and herbs. This is a popular Chinese dish and this restaurant serves its classic version. Wahaha restaurant will surprise its guests not only by a diversified menu, but also by exquisite interior decorations. The hall is decorated with miniature artificial reservoirs. This restaurant specializes in fish and seafood. … Further

Guide on cultural sights

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. … Further

Attractions and nightlife of Beijing

Tango Club has another interesting name - the Palace of Dancing. The most vivid discos of the city are held here. Guests will appreciate not only well-planned cultural events, but also attractive and stylish interior of the club. Those tourists, who like to relax in a convenient and relaxed atmosphere, should move their feet to a disco named Nasa. This facility is decorated in an original military theme. In this club you will see an army jeep, which is used as the club’s bar and a model of a helicopter at the ceiling – these are just a few elements of the disco’s interior. … Further

Traditions and mentality of locals

Tea ceremony remains one of the most exciting and fascinating national traditions. There are many places – special tea houses in Beijing - where you can watch the ceremony and try the delicious tea. Tea, special kitchen utensils, and even special furniture are used in the ceremony to create special atmosphere and unforgettable taste. Quite a notable fact - the locals drink tea from small porcelain piala instead of cups that are very popular among European fans of this drink. Tea has become a popular souvenir, which is often bought by vacationers as a memory of the trip. Experts argue that some types of tea can be brewed for more than ten times, making the drink even more flavorful and rich. Dried fruit and cinnamon are used in the local tea houses instead of sugar and are served with the drink which is prepared during the tea ceremony. The taste is really delicious and unforgettable. … Further
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