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located in the middle of , ,

and now houses the Palace Museum.

For almost five hundred years, it served as

the home of and their households,

as well as the ceremonial and political center

of Chinese government.

The palace complex exemplifies traditional ,and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a in 1987,and is listed by 合国科教文组织) as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a

series of stone and earthen

in northern ,

built originally to protect the

northern borders of the


intrusions by various nomadic groups.

Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as

the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first , . Little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall was built during the .

Chinese Classical Garden

The Chinese Classical Garden is a place for solitary or social contemplation of nature. Chinese gardens were created in the same way as a combination of and together with - this was the so-called “poetic garden.” The design of Chinese gardens was to provide a (乌托邦) for one to connect with , to come back to one s inner heart, to come back to ancient . Chinese gardens are a shelter for people, a place they could be far away from their real lives, and close to the way of life, their true selves, and . This was an escape from the frustration and disappointment of the political problems in . They used plants as . (竹子) was used in every traditional Chinese garden. This is because bamboo represents a strong but resilient(达观的) character. Often (松树) is used to represent longevity(长寿), persistence, tenacity(坚韧) and dignity(庄严). The (莲花) is used to symbolize purity. Flowering peaches(碧桃花) are grown for spring color, and (橄榄) as well. The (菊花) is used to symbolize splendor, luster(光彩) and "the courage to make sacrifices for a natural life". (牡丹) symbolize wealth and are used simply for the sound they make in the breeze. Chinese folklore

Chinese folklore includes songs, dances, puppetry(木偶戏), and tales. It often tells

stories of human nature, historical or legendary events, love, and the supernatural, or stories explaining natural phenomena and distinctive landmarks.

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