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Eastern culture is like a mysterious broad sea, attracting people from all over the world. Beijing seeks to centralise the best parts of Chinese culture. Beijing is a city with profound historical and cultural significance. It owns the largest number of world cultural heritage items across China. It has a total of 126 major national historical and cultural heritage sites.

Out of the vast number of cultural significance, seven are UNESCO world heritage sites: Forbidden City, Great Wall, "Peking Man", Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Beijing Hanghou Grand Canal.

By the end of 2016, the number of Beijing's registered museums had reached a new high, only second to London. Beijing possesses both comprehensive and specialised museums that feature science, religion and customs. Beijing is home to several dozens of public libraries, including the world's third and Asia's largest library the National Library which was founded in 9th of September 1909. It holds the largest collections of Chinese literature and historical documents in the world.

The performance industry is gaining momentum involving both international high art and national essence. Beijing is rich in an atmosphere of performance, exuding richness and vigour. The 139 performance sites are open to the whole world, attracting quality performance groups from every corner of the world. 2016 was a booming years in Beijing's performance market. In all Beijing performance sites held 24.400 performances and achieving 1.713 million yuan in ticket sales.

For more information: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Culture/

Source: eBeijing.gov.cn
Date: 2017-06-13