There is a line exhibiting the beauty of Beijing. It represents China's ideal capital order, and has been spanning without interruptions for centuries.
The Beijing Central Axis is 7.8 kilometers long, starting from the Yongding Gate in the south of the city and ending with the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the north.
Gates, palaces, temples, squares and gardens of the old city are all linked up to the axis. As they witnessed the folk activities along the line from old days to new ones, they themselves are a joy to behold at all times.
The axis combines the tangible and the spiritual, integrates the past and the present. It has been protected integrally and authentically, and will be preserved and appreciated by generations after generations.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service■