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Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum is the first special theme museum in China, officially opened on September 25th, 1991, as a historic site under Beijing Municipal protection. The museum is located in Xiannongtan, the Altar of Agriculture, and is a quiet oasis in the middle of Beijing to visit for a touch of old China in a very relaxing and quiet atmosphere while the crowds are traveling in the Forbidden City ets. The Altar of Agriculture where the emperor came to offer sacrifices to such deities as Xiannong, Taisui, and the God of mountains and river during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.The Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum specializes on the collecting, researching and displaying of Chinese ancient architectural technologies, art and development history. As a measure of civilization, architecture can act as a record of the development and achievements of society in all areas.

It is deemed as a symbol of a nation's contribution to world civilization. The ancient architecture of China is a glorious page in the history of world architectural development due to its unique appearance and long history. The exhibition in Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum includes a variety of pictures, photos, material objects and delicate models. It exhibited the development of Chinese architecture from the initial stages of thatch and mud houses during the primitive time to the high rising rampart-encircled buildings found in the Ming and Qing Dynasties to the precise and systematic methods of palace building, demonstrating the Chinese people's marvelous creativity and engineering prowess and the brilliant achievements in architecture that have resulted. The first part of the Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum is the ancient architecture complex of the Altar of Agriculture.

The second part of it shows the evolution of ancient Chinese architecture with exhibits kept in Taisui Hall and Yu Hall. The distinctive and valuable articles that attract people to visit the Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum are a model of the old Beijing City which is the largest sand table model of its kind in China, the convert unbrella-shaped caisson in Longfu Temple that is the only suivival of its kind, and a modle of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in Temple of Heaven. The Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum is a little jewel which is worthy of being a part of your tour in Beijing. Here's some guide information of the Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum
Location: No. 21, Dongjing Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China               Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00 (closed on Monday)               Tickets: CNY15          Contact number: +86 10 63045608

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