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Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back hundreds of years Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

A Beijing Temple Restored

A Beijing Temple Restored by Tony Perrottet, wsj #Architecture #Beijing #Temple

New Beijing Church of the Saviour, #Beijing #China

22 Majestic Old Buildings Completely Dominating Modern Skylines

In ancient China, coins were the main forms of currency. The history of paper currency in China can be dated up to the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127).