The Central Axis, with a total length of 7.8 kilometers, is the world's longest city central axis as well as the best-loved icon of the ancient capital, stretching from Yongding Gate through Zhengyang Gate to the Bell and Drum towers.
The Palace Museum
In the heart of the city, the Forbidden City is hailed as the icon of Beijing.
Standing in the Central Axis of Beijing, the imperial garden facing the Forbidden City offers a full view of the capital.
Shichahai Xihai Wetland Park was open to the public on October 1 and has attracted many visitors during the National Day holiday.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven is the existing largest ancient complex of religious buildings, and it is also the valuable heritage of the world architectures.
Imperial Ancestral Temple
Taimiao, or the Imperial Ancestral Temple, was served as the site where ancient Chinese emperors held memorial ceremonies to the imperial family's ancestors.
Tian'anmen is one of the landmark buildings of Beijing. Built in 1417, it was originally named Chengtianmen and was renamed Tian'anmen in 1651.
Nanluoguxiang, a well-known old Hutong in Beijing, is located in Jiaodaokou, east side of Beijing's central axis.
Zhengyangmen, also named Qianmen, Qianmenlouzi or Daqianmen, is the south gate in Ming and Qing dynasties with original name called Lizheng Gate.
Yandai Bystreet and Historic Area
Stretching for 232 meters, Yandai Bystreet is located in front of the Drum Tower, Dianmenwai Street, Xicheng District.
Bell and Drum Towers
Drum and Bell towers, two ancient architectural feats, are situated at the northern end of the Central Axis and also the northern end of Di'anmenwai Street.
With a history of nearly 1,000 years, the Beihai Park is an imperial garden located in the center of Beijing.