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Beijing Ancient Observatory

Situated literally on top of subway line 1, the Beijing Ancient Observatory was the site of star gazing and astronomic observation continuously for over 500 years. There many instruments for measuring and mapping the position of stars and celestial motion made from copper and still functional hundreds of years later. The place was deserted and the quiet courtyard, small exhibits, and observation tower provided a nice escape from the heat of the afternoon.

Beijing Ancient Observatory

Beijing Ancient Observatory

Beijing Ancient Observatory

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