InPics: A Glimpse of Beijing Central Axis

June 14, 2023
InPics: A Glimpse of Beijing Central Axis()

BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) — First created in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the Beijing Central Axis, or Zhongzhouxian, stretches 7.8 kilometers between the Yongding Gate (Yongdingmen) in the south of the city and the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north. Most of the major old-city buildings of Beijing sit along this axis.

The central axis is the backbone of old Beijing, representing the highest achievement in the planning, design and construction of an ancient capital of Eastern civilization.

In recent years, more than 100 cultural relics renovation projects have been launched on both sides of the Beijing Central Axis.


(Source: Xinhua)