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First day in Beijing:Dashanzi Art Gallery and Lama Temple

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Dashanzi Art Gallery ,called also 798 Art Zone

AT THE AIPORT,WE WERE WELCOME BY OUR GUIDE AND FIRST MET OUR COMPANIONS IN LIFE COMING FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF FRANCE,EXCEPT PARIS(PEOPLE FROM PARIS,LES PARISIENS, DON'T MIX WITH PROVINCIALS!).AFTER A QUICK STAY AT OUR HOTEL(NOVOTEL XINQIAO IN CITY CENTER OF CHONGWENMEN),WE WERE DROVEN TO DASHANZI ART GALLERY AND THEN TO THE LAMA TEMPLE.ALTHOUGH THE VISIT OF TIAN'ANMEN SQUARE WAS NOT IN THE SCHEDULE OF THE DAY,SOME PEOPLE HAD COMPELLED TO HAVE A GLANCE THERE...

DASHANZI ART GALLERY

SIITUATED IN NORTHEAST BEIJING,BEYOND THE 4TH RINGROAD,DASHANZI OR FACTORY 798 ARTS AREA IS THE CENTER OF BEIJING'S ART COMMUNITY.SINCE 2002,ARTISTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS BEGAN USING THESE FORMER FACTORIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY,DESIGN,EXHIBITIONS,PERFORMANCE, ART...

THE SITE WAS BUILT DURING THE 1950s AS PART OF A JOINT CHINA-EAST GERMANY PROGRAM .

In Lama Temple featuring 5 large halls and 5 courtyards with amazing and decorative archways.
THE MILITARY COMPLEX BUILDINGS WERE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND STRONG EARTHQUAKES AND TO PROVIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE NATURAL LIGHT.IN THE LATE 1980s ,THE FACTORIES WERE GRADUALLY VACATED BEFORE BECOMING AN ART CENTER.

 

LAMA TEMPLE BEIJING OR YONGHEGONG LAMASERY

THIS  YONGHE TEMPLE NAMED ALSO PALACE OF PEACE AND HARMONY IS SITUATED  JUST INSIDE THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE SECOND RINGROAD(THERE IS A SUBWAYTRAIN STATION WITH THE SAME NAME).OCCUPYING 16 ACRES,IT WAS BUILT IN 1694 DURING THE QING DYNASTY(1644-1911) AS THE RESIDENCE OF THE EMPEROR YONGZHENG AND WAS,50 YEARS LATER,CONVERTED INTO A LAMASERY,RESIDENCE OF NUMEROUS MONKS FROM TIBET AND MONGOLIA.WITH ITS YELLOW GLAZED TILES (YELLOW WAS THE IMPERIAL COLOR IN THE QING DYNASTY) ON THE ROOFS AND THE RED WALLS AROUND THE GROUP OF BUILDINGS,IT IS THE LARGEST,BEST-PRESERVED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL LAMASERY IN BEIJING.LAMA TEMPLE FEATURES FIVE LARGE HALLS AND FIVE COURTYARDS WITH AMAZING ARCHWAYS.AS A RESULT OF THE ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE,EVERY PART OF THE TEMPLE IS SYMMETRICAL AND COMBINES VARIOUS ARCHITECTURAL STYLES OF THE HAN,THE MONGOLIAN,THE MANCHU AND THE TIBETAN.WE WERE THERE VERY SURPRIZED TO BE GIVEN AS ENTRY TICKET A SMALL CD (FEE 25 YUAN,2,50 EURO)

 

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