In the troubled times, the muddleheaded emperor was addicted to women, which made Confucius' advice on politics exist in name only. Treacherous and arbitrary ministers intrigued against each other with conspiracies spiraling up.
As one of nine famous military fortifications in Ancient China, Badaling Great Wall is an important stretch of the Ming Great Wall. It served as an outpost for Juyong Pass, Ming Great Wall, as an old saying that goes “Badaling Great Wall is of vital importance for the defense of Juyong Pass” suggests.
As precious historical images, portrait paintings record the countenance and likeness of historical figures for future generations, and the costumes and furnishings presented in the paintings vividly reproduce various cultural systems as well as people’s living conditions and spiritual lives at that time, playing an essential role in the study of politics, economy, culture and social history.
Traditional Chinese folk art has a long history. It has borne witness to the survival and development of the Chinese nation on this land for thousands of years, and serves as a spiritual connection between tradition and contemporary times.
Produced by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the short video series Beijing·Essence is issued on Visit Beijing, the official overseas social media account of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.
Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China.
The 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar is the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival. However, there are various origins of the Lantern Festival.
Olympic Dream in Prosperous China
Olympic Park - Olympic Tower - Olympic Forest Park - National Speed Skating Hall of u0022Ice Ribbonu0022
Bell and Drum Towers
Beijing iconic building with a history as long as the Forbidden City
Three Temples and One Tower
The only architectural complex integrating three religions in China.