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Beijing Dongcheng District
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The Imperial Culture——Enjoying the rich and graceful royal marrow
  Among the Imperial Palaces, courtyards and winding Hutongs in Dongcheng District, there are Palace Museum (the Forbidden City), the Supreme Ancestral Temple, the Altar of Land and Grain and the Temple of Earth, which represent imperial culture; there is also the biggest Lama Temple still in existence, Yonghegong Lama Temple; Zhihua Temple collecting a lot of books about sutra Buddhist scripture, mural and music; the Temple of Earth, the place for the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties to sacrifice the God of Heaven, the largest and the only one in existence for emperors to sacrifice the God of Heaven; Guozijian, the Imperial Academy, the highest academy of Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties; the biggest Confucius Temple in Beijing…. All those give you an impression of Beijing the imperial culture as a famous historical and cultural city as well as a world renowned ancient capital. In recent years, with the construction and renovation of a series of the city’s excellent architectures such as  Huangchenggen Yizhi Park (Imperial Relics Park), Changpuhe Park (Flagleaf Park) Guloudongdajie (East Drum Tower Street), gives the old District unique glamour of the ancient imperial city with new charm.