Heritage through lenses-The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, or the Altar of Heaven, was founded in 1420 during the reign of Mingle Emperor of Ming dynasty. The building complex was used by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties as a place to offer sacrifice to God and pray for good harvests. Covering an area of 273 hectares, […]

Restored Royal Opera Theatre opens to public

After several renovations that lasted 18 months, Deheyuan (Garden of Virtuous Harmony), located in the Summer Palace, officially opened on April 25, 2013. The garden has been restored to the way it was during the Qing Dynasty and has regained its splendor and magnificence as a royal opera theater. Deheyuan was built for the Empress […]