THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CHINA ¨C A FEAST OF CULTURE
The National Museum of China. It echoes the Great Hall of the People in the west and is a symbolic building of Tian¡¯anmen Square ¨C even the cultural symbol of Beijing and China. The National Museum of China is the biggest museum in terms of size in the world with a total covered area of nearly 200,000 square meters, and is dedicated to collection, exhibition, research, archaeology, public education and cultural communication.
MOON FESTIVAL: A TIME FOR REUNION
Placing on mooncakes, eating fruit, playing lord clay rabbit, those are the past impression for the traditional Old Beijingers during Mid-autumn Festival. The Mid-autumn Festival is the most important day for people to get together, so some people say that Mid-autumn Festival is just less important than the Spring Festival. As the essential snack of the festival, mooncakes are always the symbol of reunion and family love, it is also a perfect gift for your relatives and friends.
In the past, watching theatrical troupe performances was a popular pastime in China. Traditional forms of entertainment are becoming less and less popular, which is a cause for regret. Fortunately, there are still some theatrical stages in the city of Beijing, as well as a long history and inheritance of traditional art that has flourished again in recent years. Peking Opera and crosstalk are performed in beautiful old venues, accompanied by fine music and refreshments. Here are some of the best.
Read these stories & more in the September 2012 issue
Secret Places Of Beijing
Art And Culture
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