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The sole tank museum in Asia is situated between the beautiful Summer Palace and Badaling Section of the Great Wall. In front of the museum, there is a tank with Chinese characters bayi (August 1, the foundation date of the PLA), which makes the tank look majestic. Entering the spacious and bright exhibition rooms, you will find nearly 1,400 materials, photos, pictures which tell you the development of China’s armor cause and the efforts world military powers have made to build strong tank forts. 11 exhibitions rooms inside the museum respectively display the development history of China’s armors, tank armored cars, tank training simulators, and weapon imitated models.
From the first tank named little vagabond used by England in 1916 during the first world war to the brand-new battle tanks nowadays, from 59-style mid-sized tank to Japanese 90-style tank, the most costly tank in the current world, and from the Soviet T34 tank which has the longest service in the army to the tank captured by the PLA from the Kuomingtang army in the liberation war, all kinds of tank will tell you the story of human’s creation and employment of tanks.
[China.org.cn/Photo by Jing Bo]
There is a little overlap between stalls so you can compare and bargain but the range of goods is excellent. Stall owners come from twenty-four provinces around China to sell their wares.
Panjiayuan Market is at its best on weekends. The Antique Zone is open every day and the Arts and Crafts Warehouse Zone is open on Saturday and Sunday only.
8:30 – 18:30 from Monday to Friday
4:30 – 18:30 Saturday and Sunday
Located at the foot of the Western Mountains in the northwestern part of the city, the 825-year-old leafy park is filled with traditional architecture and cultural relics.
Fragrant Hills Park covers 1.6 km² (395 acres), with a natural pine-cypress forest, hills with maple tree, and persimmon trees, as well as landscaped areas with traditional architecture and cultural relics.
The name is derived from Chinese Incense Burner the park’s highest peak, Xianglu Feng, (1,827 ft) is a hill with two large stones resembling incense burners at the top. Xianshan Park represents a fantastic getaway, offering an historic point of view as the home of leisure for past emperors and even Chairman Mao. Xiang Shan is commonly known for its vivid reds of deciduous trees in the autumn.