China

The Zhou Dynasty

The Zhou Dynasty was very interesting. The Western Zhou lasted from 11th century BC to 771 BC, and the Eastern Zhou lasted from 770 BC - 221 BC. This dynasty was known to invent the compass, and it is still widely used today. Even gold and silver currency was used back then. The Zhou were found to have perfected bronze casting, and it can be seen in their amazing sculptures. Kites, the oldest known aircraft, was also invented during the Zhou dynasties reign. As for weapons, the Zhou were skilled in that category to. They used casts to form iron into the shape of swords and other brutal killing machines.
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The temple of heaven

Temple of Heaven: It is located in southern Beijing, and was first constructed in 1420. In 1943, it was tuned into a park, and attracted a lot of people due to its beauty. In the north part of the building is an altar where emperors sacrificed animals, and prayed for good weather. This should be appealing because of the Temple of heaven’s as architectural beauty, as well as historical significance. Today many people still visit the temple of heaven, and many more will do so too. This would be a very interesting place to go to because of its general architectural beauty.

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Confucius

Confucius was born on approximately September 28, 551 BC, Lu. He grew up to become a world recognized philosopher, and invented the religion/philosophy of Confucianism. Confucianism was all about respect and moral codes. As he went on with his life, Confucius became more and more popular, until his philosophy was adopted by many people in China. Some people took his teachings of philosophy and wrote about them. These were called analects, and they included a very large amount of information. As time went on, however, Confucius died in Lu. Even though he is dead today, his legacy still caries on.
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The Li River

The Li river Is 273 miles long. It is located in the Mao'er Mountains. This river is currently a huge tourism attraction. It flows south, in the direction of Guilin. This river has been an important river, because it offers protection and water. Aside from being a major water, and protection source, the river was used greatly for transportation. Today the river is used for cruises, and it is quite beautiful. This would be an amazing place to go to because of its historical significance and beauty.
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The Gobi Desert

The Gobi desert is in northern China. It separates China from the rest of the northern Asia. The Gobi desert is about 1,200,000 square kilometers in area. This desert includes frigid temperatures in the day, and (still) freezing temperatures in the night. Since the Gobi is a cold desert, it can snow too, but, that rarely happens, because it still has less than 25 centimeters of precipitation a year. Even though the Gobi desert is such a barren place, somehow people still found a way to live there. The Gobi desert is an interesting place to go, because of its extremely unique and rare environment.


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Historical sites in Beijing, China

Citations

*I got some of my facts from our History Book. :^D





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