A Colour­ful City

Beijing (English) - - CONTENTS - Trans­lated by Zhou Fu­jing Edited by David Ball Pho­tos by Alaa el-din Mohsen El-sayed El-deeb (Egypt), Fran­cois Nadeau (Canada), Gen­nady Cherkasov (Rus­sia), Nardi (In­done­sia), Olivo Bar­bieri (Italy), Philippe Bour­geois (France), Trey Rat­cliff (U. S.)

Bei­jing’s an­cient and modern land­marks com­ple­ment each other and turn the city into a place filled with colour. It now boasts nu­mer­ous new land­marks that are ad­mired the world over.

Bei­jing is an an­cient city with unique his­toric and many cul­tural sites and relics. Places such as the im­pos­ing For­bid­den City dat­ing back to the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dy­nas­ties, the mag­nif­i­cent Great Wall and the Grand Canal with its ex­quis­ite scenery, demon­strate both the an­tiq­uity and mag­nif­i­cence of the city. China's cap­i­tal is also a cen­tre for fash­ion, art and de­sign, full of modern touches, and boasts nu­mer­ous new land­marks that are ad­mired the world over.

The city's deep cul­ture and his­tory com­mands the re­spect and ad­mi­ra­tion of vis­i­tors, and its modern build­ings show­case the city's pros­per­ity and ad­vance­ment into the new era. The Na­tional Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, known lo­cally as the “Gi­ant Egg,” re­sem­bles a sparkling sil­ver wa­ter drop; the Na­tional Aquat­ics Cen­ter, nick­named the “Wa­ter Cube,” em­bod­ies the charms of shades of blue; the Na­tional Sta­dium, also known as the “Bird's Nest,” ap­pears ro­bustly white in the day­time and is lit by an ar­ray of vi­brant colours by night; and Wangjing SOHO'S flow­ing lines amaze and as­tound all those who see it. Bei­jing's an­cient and modern land­marks com­ple­ment each other and turn the city into a place filled with colour.

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