feel interesting in this topic..so this post is about it…
everybody knew the seven wonders of the world already..but did anyone recognize the seven wonders of china…China, as everyone knew, is a country full of history, heritage, and culture, so it wouldn’t be surprised to have its won seven wonders…
the first one listed under seven wonders of china is of course the Great Wall of China. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World too. Stretching over 4000miles, it is the only man-made structure on earth that is able to be seen from the moon.It is located in Beijing, the capital city of China.
next, is the Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace of the China emperors of dynasties. It is the biggest ancient palace in the world. Stretching over seven million square feet and containing over 10 000 rooms, it is built over 500 years in Beijing, China to represent Chinese political power.
next, is the Terracotta Warriors discovered and unearthed some of it in year 1974. Now, it had became a place of museum that store all these oxidising terracottas. Nearby is where the unearthed Tomb of the Qin Emperor. For now, much of the mystery are unsolved. It is located at Xian, Shaanxi, China. The terrracotta warriors are believed to guard the Qin’s tomb.
next, is the Hanging Monastery located at Mount hengshan, Shaanxi, China. Built over 1400 years ago on the side of the steep cliff with only wooden beams, the structure is strong enough to even withstand massive earthquake in year 1303.
next, is the Leshan Buddha statue located at Leshan, Sichuan, China. The largest Buddha statue in the world, it is carved out by Buddhist monks over 1000 years ago which took over 90 years to complete. It stands over 233 feet high and 90 feet wide.
next, is the Mount Wudang, at Wudang, Hubei, China. The slopes of Mount Wudang are adorned with spectacular temples, palaces and bridges. The tranquil town of Wudang is the home to the Great Hall, one of the sacred sites of China. It is also known for the origin of the chinese kungfu like Tai Chi and Wudang Kung Fu.
finally, the last seven wonders of china is Shi Bao Zhai Temple, located at Yangtze River. It stands 12-storeys high and is attached to a cliff without a single nail. The special thing about this temple is its windows, which allow the wind to be absorbed during inclement weather to prevent any damage.
wow…all look fantastic..nothing more to say…since i am very interested in architecture…here i present my own seven wonders of beijing in modern engineering marvels!!! feel free to comment…will be going to beijing by next year Chinese New Year..really excited!
first of all, the Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird Nest stadium, is the largest steel construction in the world. It can hold capacity of 80 000 people. It had hosted before the grand opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games as the main spot. It is in the Olympic Green, Beijing, China.
the second one, would be the cubic structure next to the bird nest stadium, the Beijing National Aquatics Center which is commonly known as Water Cube. The form of this structure is simple but yet looks interesting with its bubble typed facades.It is located in Olympic Green, Beijing too.
the third structure would be the CCTV Headquarters Tower, it stands tall in 234m height with 55 floors. It is located in the central Business District of Beijing, China. And again, quite a simple and geometric form, but how the architect transforms it into this kind of form is really marvelous. this tower will be completed by the end of year 2008, which means this year end.
the fourth one, will be the new Beijing International Airport. It is the largest airport terminal in the world and among the busiest in the world too. Designed based on the legendary dragon concept, tihs structure does not only looks big, but spectacular too.
the fifth one, would be the Beijing CCTV Tower. This is a TV tower and don’t mistaken it with the above CCTV Headquarters. This tower is the tallest structure in Beijing and was built in year 1992. With a height of 405m and and observation deck at 238m, this tower is remarkable and stands on its own.
the sixth one would be the Beijing National Theatre which is located at Beijing, of course. The form of this structure looks like an egg and it is the largest indoor theatre in the world. It is surrounded by a man-made lake and can be reached through an underground tunnel.
finally, the seventh one would be the China World Trade Center Tower 3, which is nearing completion by this year, year 2008. Located in the Central Business District, this tower stands at a height of 330m, with 74 floors. It will be part of the China World Trade Center that looks similar with the New York World Trade Center.
that’s it for today…uum…if it is engineering marvels for the whole china, then it will be a lot..like CRH Train, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower, Two International Finance Centre, Oriental Pearl Tower, and many more!!!