Return to China 2012

Beijing 1

Forbidden City -tortoise
Beijing (北京) means “the Northen Capital” and is the second largest Chinese city: 20,000,000 people live here.

It spreads out in 5 bands of concentric ring roads over 180 km x 160km

Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City

The whole Forbidden City is built with the odd numbers in mind, that represent the ‘yang’, the masculine element associated with the Emperor. Odd numbers are used in many architectural details. The Forbidden City is said to have 9,999 rooms, as nine was considered the best odd number

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