The Beijing Central Axis

9 months ago
The well-known travel expert Lisa Niver introduces The Beijing Central Axis, the best preserved core area of the old city of Beijing.
The Central Axis of Beijing is 7.8 kilometers long starting in the south of the city from the Yongding Gate, running across the Zhengyang Gate, Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Jingshan Hill, and ending with the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north. Most of the essential buildings in the old city of Beijing are constructed along the axis.
As the most representative and important section of the old city of Beijing, it is the core of old Beijing’s spatial pattern and demonstrates the magnificent spatial order of the urban space as well as Chinese people's philosophy of life and the world.

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