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Zhongshan Park

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Zhongshan Park, dedicated to the memory of Sun Zhongshan, better known as Sun Yatsen, who was the key figure in the 1911 revolution which brought down the Qing dynasty and ended imperial rule in China, lies just west of Tiananmen Gate and covers an area of 24 hectares. This honor was extended to him as he was the first president of the republic and is revered by Chinese of every political inclination as the founder of modern China.
Zhongshan Park received its name in 1928 and is on the former site of the Temple of the Wealth of the Land. The temple no longer exists but there is the Altar of Land and Grain, which was set up under Ming emperor Yongle in 1421. Another point of interest is the white marble memorial archway to the north of the park, erected by the Qing government to pay homage to the German ambassador Baron Ketteler.
The park is a grand example of imperial architecture and classical Chinese landscape gardening. It is also famed for its old cypresses, some of which are over a 1,000 years old. The lush green landscape is a popular refuge from harried citylife for many Beijingers.
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