Must-See in Beijing
Haidian District was first built in the Yuan Dynasty and became one of the eight major business areas of the capital during the Qing Dynasty and was the seat of such old shops as Lotus White, Quanjude and Hongbin House. The famed Old Summer Palace and Summer Palace, two grand imperial gardens are also among its reputed features.
Haidian District has comprehensive science, education and tourism resources. Its advanced science and education attract talent to top institutions like the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking and Tsinghua universities. As a center of education, culture and science innovation, Haidian is the birthplace of the Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park.
The modern Beijing has experienced about ten generation of operation, which had numerous illustrious Emperor City's sight and the world's largest imperial Palaces. What you see and feel in Haidian District is not only the ancient empire's majestic solemnity, but also the modern city's trendy downtown, high-speed convenient. And the strong modern breath is blowing on your face when setting foot in Beijing.
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Hall of Diligent Government (Qinzhengdian) in Garden Of Tranquillity And Appropriateness, Fragrant Hills Park - Originally used as an office by Emperor Guanxu, this hall was used for receiving foreign dignitaries during Yuan Shikai's brief rule.
The Summer Palace in Autumn - The Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved royal garden in China. On the site of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, the garden combines natural charm with landscape engineering. They are a throwback on the life of the ancient emperors and the visitors can enjoy the tempo of life with the royal family.
The Summer Palace was first built in 1153 and served as an imperial palace for short stays away from the capital. Empress Dowager Ci Xi rebuilt it in 1888 with a large sum of money which had been appropriated to build a Chinese navy.
The Phoenix Hill (Fenghuangling in Chinese) Nature Park is a national AA scenic spot. It is located inside the West Hill Farm of Sujiatuo in Haidian District, Beijing. It is 30 kilometers (more than 18 miles) from central Beijing.