The Central Axis of Beijing | Beijing Postcards


by Project Pengyou on December 18th, 2014   550 views

When and Where

  • 18/12/2014
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Bean Tree Cafe
    Wudaokou Huaqingjiayuan Bld. 6 North Gate 2nd floor
    Beijing
    China
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The Central Axis of Beijing | Beijing Postcards

Event Details

Beijing is built around a 7.8-kilometre-long central axis, even older than the city itself. All the most important imperial institutions of old Beijing were placed either alongside or directly upon the axis. “The Central Axis of Beijing” tells the story of this commanding stretch from when it was first laid out during the Mongol Yuan dynasty, to when it was condemned after the communist takeover, right up until the 2008 Olympics where the axis enjoyed a big comeback when it was prolonged up to the Olympic Village.

Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm-9pm
“The Central Axis of Beijing”
Beijing Postcards
Bean Tree Café | 100 RMB; 40 RMB for students (includes one free drink) | RSVP

Beijing is built around a 7.8-kilometre-long central axis, even older than the city itself. All the most important imperial institutions of old Beijing were placed either alongside or directly upon the axis. “The Central Axis of Beijing” tells the story of this commanding stretch from when it was first laid out during the Mongol Yuan dynasty, to when it was condemned after the communist takeover, right up until the 2008 Olympics where the axis enjoyed a big comeback when it was prolonged up to the Olympic Village.

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