The Forbidden City
Beijing, who isn’t familiar with this name? Of course everyone knows about the federal city of the most populous country of the world i.e. China. With addition to it, the city is also reputed as the economical, social, political as well as commercial hub of the state. Resting on the northern part & surrounded partially by the Hebei province, the city is also an entry port and transportation center. Beijing is the 13th biggest city on the map whereas is the 2nd largest city in China accompanying the 2nd largest int’l airport namely Beijing Capital Int’l Airport of the state.
Beijing covers 16,807.8 square kilometers. Mountainous areas occupy 10,417.5 square kilometers, accounting for 62% of the city landmass. …show more content…
The Great Wall of China, The peaceful city is one of the most approaching tourist destinations in the world and hence awarded as the favorite tourist spot in 2014. The calm city is home to hundreds of thousands of natural beauty, landscapes, arts & architecture, marine & wild-life, recreational & historical parks, 3-D cinemas, 3***-5***** hotels & restaurants, gaming zones, casinos and many other eye-capturing spots. Famous among them …show more content…
Every year millions of tourists book their cheap fares to Beijing. The tourists are cordially welcomed at the Beijing Capital Int’l Airport (PEK). The distance between UK to Beijing is 3160 km and it takes 11 hours to complete the air-distance between the two. Many airlines operate both directly & indirectly to Beijing from UK cities, some of them are: Air China, British Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic and many
Some of the earliest settlers in China was around 1500 BC (History of China). With a vast population there are numerous religions followed such as: Buddhism, Christian, Muslim, Folk Religion, Hinduism, Judaism as well as others and those who do not practice a religious faith (CIA). Beijing is the capital of China and was named Peking prior to 1949 (Peking). Chinese or Mandarin is the official language there are several dialects to the language (CIA). In addition, the time zone in China is Coordinated Universal Time or UTC plus 8 hours (CIA). China exports the following: electrical and other machinery, clothing, furnishings, textiles and integrated circuits according to the CIA. According to Wikipedia there are 3,589 museums some of them included Shangyuan Art Museum, Chongquing Science and Technology Museum, Nanjing Museum and Zhenjiang Museum (List of Museums in
Certain themes present themselves throughout Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. These themes of love, good versus evil, and the class of upper and lower classes permeate the entire book. However, one such theme stands out. The theme of redemption also manifests itself in every part of the novel. Redemption and resurrection attract the reader’s attention because of the obvious biblical parallels. Dickens writes these themes into A Tale of Two Cities for this exact reason. In exploring right vs. wrong, he gave his audience a cause worth dying for, and characters who would. These characters, while flawed, still represent a very biblical worldview. Sydney Carton, specifically, dies to redeem himself, to further his cause, and to give their life for the one he loves. However, Dickens alludes to the theme of redemption throughout his novel. Using various literary devices like foreshadowing, and allusion, and through the character of Sydney Carton, he drives home his point.
A Tale of Two Cities Essay Throughout history, the powers of love and hate have constantly been engaged in a battle for superiority. Time and time again, love has proven to be stronger than hate, and has been able to overcome all of the obstacles that have stood in the way of it reaching its goal. On certain occasions, though, hate has been a viable foe and defeated love when they clash. In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens presents several different power struggles between love and hate.
Over 10 million people every year visit the Great Wall of China. The most famous section of the wall, Great Wall Badaling, has been visited by over 300 heads of State and VIPs (Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2017.). The main idea of this research paper is the one and only Great Wall of China. The three points in this research paper will be the building of the wall, such as who built it and how long did it take. The second point is the purpose of the wall, and what it symbolizes. The third and final point is what is the Great Wall of China is today and is it staying preserved and safe.
Urbanization (or urbanisation) is the increasing number of people that live in urban areas. Urbanization has been the result of economic growth for most countries. In fact, every developed nation in the world has gone through urbanization and this is no news to Chinese leaders. To turn the nation of China from being a developing nation to a developed nation, China encouraged the migration of citizens from the countryside to move to large cities and fuel the industrializing nation. Though urbanization has been a process many countries have gone through, China’s urbanization plans are very distinct compared to western examples. The main reason for China’s urbanization distinctions is its sheer magnitude and pace. In this paper, we will review this mass migration, the economic growth, China’s environmental concerns (specifically air pollution) due the urbanization and the focus on industrialization, and we will briefly see China’s newest seven year urbanization plan.
The Great Wall has come to signify archetypal Chinese attributes in modern-day society and is central to how China characterizes itself. However, it is not a single ‘Great Wall’ rather it is a set of walls, built intermittently over thousands of years by different dynasties for varying purposes. The idea of a singular Great Wall is a misnomer which developed after centuries of different cultural elucidations. The history of the Great Wall is a history of cultural encounters that have shaped modern ideas about China within the country itself as well as outside. (Huang, 2006)
In 1989, Tiananmen Square was full of students from the college near the square. The Olympics were held in 2008 in Beijing, and people from all around came to the Tiananmen Square, yet Chinese cleaned the square so no one could even tell that a massacre was there. Reporters were limited within certain hours to record anything on the square and were not allowed to have live video (Drew 1). These actions show how controlling the Chinese government can be still to this day, but it was much worse in the 1980’s. The Tiananmen Square Massacre happened whenever students from the near by college wanted to fight for democracy, and in the end it did not turn out the way everyone wanted. The massacre did not only end up hurting not only China, but
1. Golden Gate Bridge that has a beautiful view of San Francisco. 2. San Diego zoo, which has exotic animals from all over the world. 3. Hollywood, which has the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has famous people dead and alive with their names carved in a star. 4. Disneyland, Anaheim which is where family memories are made and where dreams come true. 5. Lake Tahoe is a beautiful lake to see and it is a big lake open for the public to swim in.
China, the worlds biggest country, is so large it is the home to the fourth longest river in the world. China alone has over 100,000 miles of inland waterways that are open to navigation. The country's most important inland waterway is the Amur River, but that is nothing compared to the Yangtze River.
The Forbidden City, built in 1406 during the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing, was the seat of imperial power in china at the time, during which it was inhabited the emperors of each respective dynasty. During this time it was the center of political matters and was a symbol of the strength of the empire. The common folk were forbidden entrance almost completely from the home of the emperors, hence the name “the Forbidden City”, further showing the strength of the emperor. In fact the name “the Forbidden City” is a translation of the Chinese name Zijin Cheng, which literally means “Purple Forbidden City”(Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang).
The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous landmarks in China, and is visited the most. Most people when visiting, like to start by Beijing which is about north east of China. Certainly, The Great Wall didn’t just appear out of nowhere, this Wall took a long time and hard works of the soldiers, prisoners, and some local people to build such a massive wall.