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6. Shi Bao Zhai Temple
Yangtze River (south bank)


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Located on the south bank of the mighty Yangtze River, the Shi Bao Zhai Temple stands 12 stories high and is attached to a cliff without a single nail. Before the temple was built, followers had to risk their lives in order to pay homage to the statues of Buddha at the top of the mountain. How has the temple withstood the test of time? The secret is in the windows. The special windows allow the wind to be absorbed during inclement weather, protecting the temple from any possible damage. Today the beauty of the temple is threatened by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, which will ultimately cause the Yangtze River to rise.

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7. Forbidden City
Beijing, China


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The Forbidden City in Beijing is the largest ancient palace in the world. For over 500 years, it has represented Chinese political power. Stretching over 7 million square feet and containing over 10,000 rooms, the Forbidden City was built to represent God's palace in heaven. Before the 20th century, the public was not allowed to enter the Forbidden City. The punishment for unauthorized entry to the Forbidden City was beheading. Today, the public can pass (unscathed) through the once off-limits palace.

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New wonders in China - savour the modern touch

1. Beijing International Airport

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As of 2014, Beijing Capital International Airport is the busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger throughput directly ahead of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is the main hub for Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China, which flies to around 120 destinations (excluding cargo) from Beijing.  
To accommodate the growing traffic volume, Beijing Capital added the enormous Terminal 3 in 2008 in time for the Olympic Games, the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, and the sixth largest building in the world by area. Beijing Capital International Airport covers 1,480 hectares (3,700 acres) of land.

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