Zhenjue Temple
The Five Pagoda Temple (Chinese: 五塔寺; pinyin: Wǔ Tǎ Sì), formally known as the "Temple of the Great Righteous Awakening" (simplified Chinese: 大真觉寺; traditional Chinese: 大真覺寺; pinyin...
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Forbidden City
116°23′26″E / 39.91472°N 116.39056°E / 39.91472; 116.39056The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is locate...
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Wanshou Temple
The Wanshou Temple (simplified Chinese: 万寿寺; traditional Chinese: 萬壽寺; pinyin: Wànshòu Sì) is a temple located at the Suzhou Jie (Suzhou street) in Beijing. In addition to being a Buddhis...
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Pagoda of Cishou Temple
The Pagoda of Cishou Temple (Chinese: 慈寿寺塔; pinyin: Císhòu Sì Tǎ), originally known as Yong'anwanshou Pagoda (Chinese: 永安万寿塔; pinyin: Yǒng'ān Wànshòu Tǎ), is a 16th-century stone and b...
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Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Chinese: 六榕寺; pinyin: Liùróng Sì; Wade–Giles: Liu-jung Szu) is an ancient Buddhist temple originally built in 537 in the Liang dynasty in Guangzhou, sou...
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Tangut dharani pillars
115°29′35″E / 38.8573°N 115.4930°E / 38.8573; 115.4930The Tangut dharani pillars (Chinese: 西夏文石幢; pinyin: Xīxiàwén shíchuáng) are two stone dharani pillars, with the t...
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Zhenhai Tower (Guangzhou)
The Zhenhai Tower (Chinese: 镇海楼; pinyin: Zhènhǎi Lóu), or colloquially the Five Stories Pogoda (五层楼) is a five-story tower in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
It was built in 1380, at the begi...
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Zixiao Palace
The Zixiao Palace (武當山紫霄宮 / 武当山紫霄宫, Wǔdāngshān Zǐxiāo gōng), also known as the Purple Heaven Palace, is a Daoist temple in the Wudang Mountains of Hubei Province in China.
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (Chinese: 聚星樓; Jyutping: zeoi6 sing1 lau4, lit. "The Pagoda of Gathering Stars") is the only surviving ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. It is part of the Ping Shan Heritag...
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Bao'en Temple
Bao'en Temple (also known as Bao'en Monastery) is a well-preserved fifteenth century Buddhist monastery complex located in northwestern Sichuan province, China. It was built by Wang Xi, a local chief...
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Kuai Xiang
Kuai Xiang (Chinese: 蒯祥; pinyin: Kuǎi Xiáng; 1398–1481) was a Chinese architect and engineer widely known as designer of the Forbidden City and originator of the Xiangshan Carpenters. He was b...
Great White Pagoda
The Great White Pagoda (Chinese: 大白塔; pinyin: Dàbáitǎ), or Sarira Stupa of Tayuan Temple, is a brick stupa located at Mount Wutai of Wutai County, Shanxi province, China.
The stupa was con...
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Golden Hall
The Golden Hall (Jindian or Jinding), situated at the top of Tianzhu Peak (1612m), is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Wudangshan. It was built in 1416 during the Ming dynasty. According to lo...
Twin Pagoda Temple
The Twin Pagoda Temple (Chinese: 双塔寺; Pinyin: Shūangtǎsì), officially known as Yongzuo Temple (Chinese: 永祚寺; Pinyin: Yǒngzuòsì), of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, is a temple containing two pagodas ...
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Chaotian Palace
The Chaotian Palace (Chinese: 朝天宫; pinyin: Cháotiān Gōng), is located in Nanjing, China. It was built as an imperial palace in the Ming dynasty, and today it is the Nanjing Municipal Museum.<...
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Yingying Pagoda
The Yingying Pagoda (Chinese: 莺莺塔; pinyin: Yīng Yīng Tǎ ) of Yongji County, Shanxi province, China, is a pagoda whose present structure dates from the Ming dynasty.
The pagoda was first establishe...
Hall of Preserving Harmony
The Hall of Preserving Harmony (Chinese: 保和殿; pinyin: Bǎo Hé Diàn) is one of the three halls of the Outer Court of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, along with the Hall of Supreme Harmony ...
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Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (simplified Chinese: 天坛; traditional Chinese: 天壇; pinyin: Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun), is a complex of religious buildings situated...
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Hall of Supreme Harmony
The Hall of Supreme Harmony (Chinese: 太和殿; pinyin: Tài Hé Diàn; Manchu: Amba hūwaliyambure deyen) is the largest hall within the Forbidden City. It is located at its central axis, behind the G...
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Zhihua Temple
116°25′33″E / 39.916156°N 116.425884°E / 39.916156; 116.425884The Zhihua Temple (智化寺; pinyin: Zhìhuà Sì; lit. "Temple of Wisdom Attained") is a Ming dynasty-era Buddhist templ...
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Hall of Mental Cultivation
The Hall of Mental Cultivation (Chinese: 养心殿; pinyin: yǎngxīn diàn), is a particularly significant building in the inner courtyard of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Built originally in the Min...
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Precious Belt Bridge
120°38′58.3″E / 31.25889°N 120.649528°E / 31.25889; 120.649528The Precious Belt Bridge (simplified Chinese: 宝带桥; traditional Chinese: 寶帶橋; pinyin: Bǎo dài qiáo) is...
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Gate of Divine Might
The Gate of Divine Might or Gate of Divine Prowess (Chinese: 神武门; pinyin: Shénwǔmén) is the northern gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It faces Jingshan Park. A tablet above the do...
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Collections of the Palace Museum
The art collections of the Palace Museum (Chinese: 故宫博物院; pinyin: Gùgōng Bówùyùan), a national museum housed in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, are built upon the imperial collection of ...
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Imperial City, Beijing
The Imperial City (Chinese: 北京皇城; pinyin: Běijīng Huángchéng; Manchu: Dorgi hoton, literally "the inner city") is a section of the city of Beijing in the Ming and Qing dynasties, with the Forb...
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Palace of Tranquil Longevity
The Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Chinese:寧壽宮), literally, "peaceful old age palace," also called the Qianlong Garden, Qianlong Palace, Qianlong District or the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity, is...
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Ming Palace
The Ming Palace, also known as the Forbidden City of Nanjing (Chinese: 明故宫; pinyin: Míng Gùgōng), was the 14th-century imperial palace of the early Ming dynasty, when Nanjing was the capital o...
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Beijing Ancient Observatory
The Beijing Ancient Observatory (simplified Chinese: 北京古观象台; traditional Chinese: 北京古觀象台; pinyin: Běijīng Gǔ Guānxiàngtái) is a pretelescopic observatory located in Beijing, China. The obs...
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Hall of Central Harmony
The Hall of Central Harmony (Chinese: 中和殿; pinyin: Zhōng Hé Diàn) is one of the three halls of the Outer Court of the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, along with the Hall of Supreme Harmony ...
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Gate of Supreme Harmony
The Gate of Supreme Harmony (simplified Chinese: 太和门; traditional Chinese: 太和門; pinyin: Tàihémén; Manchu: Amba hūwaliyambure duka), is the second major gate encountered when entering the F...
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