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Visit Madame Tussauds Beijing

Perhaps, you have got the Madame of Shanghai in China. Have you ever visit Beijing Madame Tussauds? Now, I will lead you walk into the Madame Tussauds Beijing.

Madame Tussauds Beijing

General Information about Madame Tussauds Beijing
Opened on May 31, 2014, Madame Tussauds Beijing is the fourth Madame Tussauds in China after the Madame Tussauds Wax Museums set in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Wuhan. Located in the Qianmen Street, which has profound history and deep traditional cultural connotation, this Madame Tussauds add western and modern elements to this street. It is the largest Madame Tussauds in Asia. After the establishment, this street becomes more diversified. The lifelike wax figures are made by artists from Madame Tussauds London. These figures are the actual sizes of their prototypes and they are all the elites from various sectors and played a very important role in China and the world.

Exhibition Halls of Madame Tussauds Beijing
The exhibition here is divided into several theme areas. A top-level Party where tourists can amble on the red carpet and pose for photographs before joining the party with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt, etc. is the most impressive. If you want to take pictures with these famous stars, you can come to the Movie section where you can wear costumes, pick up props and pose in familiar scenes or take pictures with big movie stars, Bruce Lee, Bruce Wills and Marilyn Monroe. The most attractive part is the theme area of World Famous People where you can talk with Price William and Princess Kate Middleton, listen to the royal horns together with Queen Elizabeth, have a meeting with Barack Obama in his oval office, etc. Getting deep close to these stars to feel their lifetime contributions, you can be inspired by their spirits. What the most important, you can be inspired by the faster developing economy.

Tips Attention
The admission fee is different according to different groups. Adult is 170 CNY, Child between 2.6 feet (0.8 meter) and 4.2 feet (1.3 meters) is 110 CNY, Child under 2.6 feet is free. Senior (over 65 years old) is CNY 110. The opening hour is 10:00-21:00 with last admission at 20:00.

If you want to get close to your favorite star, join us!

What Kind of Equipments Were Used to Build the Great Wall

As we all know the construction of the Great Wall is an enormous engineering feat, therefore it is next to impossible to build the Great Wall all by manpower, then what kind of equipments or tools were used to build the Great Wall in ancient times?

Great Wall in China

According to historical documents, there are some equipments and tools which were used while building the Great Wall. However, they are very simple and crude. The equipments for building the Great Wall are mainly for transportation, like the hand-pushed wagon. The little wagon is made of wood with only one wheel. It is said that the wagon was invented by the famous militarist Zhugeliang. According to legends, Zhu invented a wagon-like transportation to carry the supplies. Some researchers confirmed that what he invented is just the single-wheel wagon. When the Great Wall was built in Ming Dynasty, the single-wheel wagon was only used to carry construction materials on gentle slopes, and when the slopes got steep, the workmen used the so-called Flying Basket and Ropeway. Back then, the workmen would set up some ropeway between two mountains with some baskets hooked on the ropeway (equipped with pulleys) to carry the materials up the hill.

Moreover, when the enormous stone materials were needed to be carried up the hill, the workmen used the rolling logs and crowbar. With the help of the rolling logs and crowbars, the large amounts of stone materials were transported up the hills. In addition, when the slopes got stepper, the workmen would use capstan to carry the heavy materials up the hill, in this way, it was easier and safer and under the circumstance of the time, it was pretty sophisticated. The simple and crude tools aside, there were some animals involved to carry the materials up the hills, like the donkeys and goats alike. According to legends, when Badaling section was built, a large amount of donkeys and goats were driven up the rugged hills, carrying loads of bricks.

All in all, while these simple and crude equipments and tools may seem out of date from architectural perspective of the current time, but they did contributed a whole lot in the construction of the Great Wall. Even for the recent restoration of the Great Wall, there were some donkeys used to carry the construction materials up the hill.

Why Must Visit Tiananmen Square

Beijing is a fun place to explore and there are diverse options for making the most out of your trip to the trip. For those first time visitors to Beijing, the Tiananmen Square is a must-go destination. No trip would be complete without a trip to the square while in Beijing.

Profound History of Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Tower

Tiananmen Square boasts the largest city square in the world. In history, it had witnessed a series of historic events and hosted a great number of ceremonies, assemblies and diplomatic receptions. After the foundation of People's Republic of China, Tiananmen Square have been renovated and enlarged for a few times. Nowadays, it has been pulsing with new blood. It has long been viewed as the emblem of China. The renovated Tiananmen Square has undergone a series of dramatic changes. 500 meters wide, 880 meters long, it covers an area of 440,000 square meters. And about 20 hectares of cement boards were used, with the road coverage of 300,000 square meters. The major road of Tiananmen Square was designed into a fork-like shape path which took 31,200 square meters of marbles. The major road can pass 120 lines of parades and accommodate assembly of 1,000,000 people.

Diverse Option for Sightseeing
The Great Hall of the People

Standing on Tiananmen Square, looking around, you may easily see the front gates Zhengyang Tower and Tiananmen Tower are still standing but are used for different functions. These two buildings have been viewed as the boarders of Tiananmen Square. The Great Hall of the People and National Museum of China stand on both sides of Tiananmen Square, which combines the old and new structures and offers a harmonious landscape to the people. In the middle of the square stand the Monument of Peoples Heroes and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. In the south are two old towers, Zhengyangmen Tower and QianmenJian Tower. The whole square units as one and all the buildings complement with each other. Moreover, the Working Peoples Palace and Zhongshan Park stand on both sides of Tiananmen Square, which combines with Tiananmen Tower to offer the tourists a unique landscape. These buildings were divided into underground parts and aboveground parts, which includes a large number of modern facilities. Through these modern and ancient building groups, we may easily trail the history and culture of this old city.

Overall, the trip to Tiananmen will be fun and an essential Chinese experience!

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