Monuments & Statues in Beijing

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Monuments & Statues in Beijing

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  • Amila Perera
    Gampaha, Sri Lanka472 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is large and takes long walks to explore the vast area. The daily flag hoisting/down even is a crowd pleaser so be prepared with published times to witness it.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL250 contributions
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    The Beijing drum tower is typical of many found all over China. This one has a set of very steep steps leading up to the actual drum chamber. At the top you can walk around the outside walkway to get a view of the surrounding area and read about the different seasons celebrated by the Chinese. Inside are a set of very large drums which are used to play a drum serenade demonstrating the old techniques used to notify the local people of the passage of time. There is also an interesting side display of time pieces driven by candles or water.
    Written April 9, 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
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    At the entrance of the Mausoleum, there is a sculpture dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the goals of Mao Zedong, which I find most impressive.
    Written March 5, 2024
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The monument honours those who fought and died for the freedoms and quality of life enjoyed by the Chinese people of today.
    Written October 4, 2020
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  • ZmixVal
    Guatemala City, Guatemala50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whole place is beautiful and peaceful. Full of images and inciense. Be respectful and quiet when you go in and just enjoy the experience. Full of small shops in the adjoining streets and small restaurants. You can spend a good couple of hours there. The subway station is right next to it.
    Written December 28, 2016
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  • Joly78000
    276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    - Peaceful and colorful temple with the numerous trees in flower during the (short) spring season in Beijing.
    - Some information in English. It's possible to download an app (QR code right on display after the gate) supposed to assist you, but we did not complete registration as too much personal information were requested.
    - Audio guide available at the entrance for 20 yuan + 80 yuan deposit (Chinese, English, Japanese, French...).
    - Entrance is 20 yuan (tickets sold in a small barrack on the right side of the entrance). Each Wednesday, free entrance for the first 200 visitors.
    - Restaurant and tea gardens open inside the temple. Food is acceptable, but more oily than food served in Beijing, overpriced.
    - Be aware that the vegetarian restaurant that was inside the temple is closed.
    - No photos can be taken inside the prayer rooms.
    - Impressive Ginkgoes, one tree is over 900 years old!
    - Far away from downtown, but worth the visit if you stay long time in Beijing.
    Written April 9, 2017
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  • silverbrook
    London, Canada4,773 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As you come to Tian'anmen and the entrance to the Forbidden City, you will notice a pair of ornately carved white marble columns with dragons perched on top facing toward the square. Once you pass through the gate, there are two more columns with the perched dragons facing inside. Although these columns are lovely, they tend to blend in to the majesty of the surrounding area so they don't really get as much attention as they may if they were independent. The story behind these dragons is interesting and helped ensure the emperor was spending time with his family as well as with his people.
    Written May 5, 2018
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  • Concord_MABill
    Concord, MA89 contributions
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    This is a very big cemetery, with some large and ornate tombs for military heroes as well as smaller markers of various kinds for other burials. On "Tomb Sweeping Day" last week people were present in large numbers even on a rainy day to sweep, scrub, and decorate the burial sites with flowers and food offerings. Road traffic was heavy so I suggest asking your taxi to wait.
    Written April 9, 2018
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,040 contributions
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    This is a man-made stone hillock situated in the North of the Imperial Garden. The hillock is about ten meters high with a steep winding path to the top. On the hill top is the Imperial Prospect Pavilion or Pavilion of Imperial Scenery. The area is surrounded by beautiful gardens enjoyed only by the Royal family and concubines. As the palace is on flat land, this was the only way to view the outside world and the vastness of the palace grounds. The Royal family would come here once a year paying homage and respect to all things beautiful. On the double 9th festival every year, the Royal family would climb the hill to escape misfortune on that day. We did not climb to the hill-top but sat in the gardens enjoying the peace and relative quietness here.
    Written April 5, 2017
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  • clairewrobel
    Beijing, China47 contributions
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    My husband and I went during an unseasonably warm day in February during the Spring Festival period. The decorations were so beautiful and the entire park just felt alive with celebration. I literally cried while eating noodles because I couldn’t believe how beautiful and satisfied I was.

    Hiking up the mountain is definitely a workout! It took us a little over an hour from the bottom to the slide, which is about 400m up. There are usually options for stairs or ramp, and then also between rock stairs or wood stairs. There is also a ski lift you can take up and down, and a toboggan slide you can take down. My husband and I took the slide and it was so fun! Definitely worth the trek up.

    My husband and I are Christian so we didn’t partake in any of the Buddhist activities, but it was moving to see many others worshipping. One of the signs say that some of the temples were built as early as the 1300’s.

    I would absolutely love to visit again, especially in the warmer months when the streams are flowing and the greenery is alive.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • When-on-me-travels
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,295 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We travelled to see the Anti-Japanese War Museum (see review) and discovered that both the museum and the Memorial Statue Park were closed for renovation & a re-opening date is currently unknown.

    From the road you could see a few of the statues & they looked very impressive. There was no sign of any work being done within the park (only the museum had work taking place!) but, after walking around to various entrances, we discovered a sign advising that it is closed and will re-open at a later date.
    Written February 14, 2015
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  • Rob Lo
    Richmond, CA289 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little shopping center for an evening stroll. Some historical statues along the walk. Can’t see the architectural brilliance at night though, need to return during daytime one day.
    Written November 7, 2018
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