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A Tale of 2.1 Billion Blocks: Tuancheng

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This is one of many Beijing landmarks, and part of the series of "A Tale of 2.1 Billion Blocks" Blog series to showcase elements within Project 1845 that are important and unique landmarks, and you get to learn some history at the same time :)


The Circular Wall (Tuancheng) is situated at the southern end of the Beihai Park immediately to the east of the great marble bridge. There are two gates-the Clear View Gate (Zhaojingmen) to the east and the Gate of Extended Auspiciousness (Yanxiangmen) to the west.


The 4,500-square-meter Circular Wall is actually a round terrace. To the east is the Prospect Hill (Jingshan) with five hilltop pavilions; to the south the gold and green halls and pavilions of Zhongnanhai (Central and South Lakes); to the west the waters of Beihai (North Lake); to the southeast the gold-tiled roofs of the Forbidden City; and to the north the awe-inspiring White Dagoba.


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The main structure of the Circular Wall is the Hall of Received Light (Chengguangdian), a spacious building with a double-eaved roof made of yellow glazed tiles bordered in green. The rafters are decorated with swirling golden designs.

Inside is a 1.6-meter-tall Buddha carved from a single piece of pure white jade inlaid with precious stoned which was presented to Emperor Guangxu (reigned 1875-1908) by a Cambodian king. The Eight-Power Allied Forces damaged the statue's left arm when they invaded Beijing in 1900.


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07/31/2012 9:13 am
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
Jaykay
what texture pack is that?
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08/01/2012 2:42 pm
Level 82 : Elite Architect
bohtauri
Authentic Chinese
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11/29/2011 8:20 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Toast
Xistence
History lesson + amazing project.
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11/29/2011 8:26 pm
Level 82 : Elite Architect
bohtauri
thanks, we are planning an educational version of Project 1845for teachers to use in the classroom
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11/30/2011 5:06 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Toast
Xistence
Oh wow, minecraft in classrooms, this is amazing. The world is learning now... This is why asians win. :D
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11/30/2011 7:42 pm
Level 82 : Elite Architect
bohtauri
lol
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