Tian'anmen, The Symbol of PRC
By: Susan on 9/6/2011 2:10:10 AM Category: Uncategorized
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Tian’anmen(Gate of Heavenly Peace), situated at the center of Beijing meaning in English, symbolizes the People's Republic of China. Built in 1417, it was formally called Chengtianmen (Gate of Heavenly Succession). At that time, it was the front gate of the Imperial City. By the end of the Ming Dynasty, the uprising farmers led by Li Zicheng entered the city, but later when the Qing army marched upon Beijing, the Chengtianmen was destroyed under the crossfire. In 1651, it was rebuilt and named "Tian'anmen".
(Photo by Susan From China Expedition Tours)

Tian'anmen (Photo by Susan From China Expedition Tours)

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