8 Sacred Places in Beijing


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8 Sacred Sites in Beijing

Beijing Square

By Sherry Huang

The Summer Olympics officially begin in Beijing on August 8, 2008 (08.08.08) at 8:08 pm. The date and the time were chosen for the auspicious meaning in the Chinese language, the pronunciation of "8" sounding close to the pronunciation of "wealth."

As the world turns its attention to Beijing and to the elite athletes gathering there for the Olympics, we invite you to take a virtual tour of the 8 most sacred places in this historically prominent city. Experience the cultural richness and the scenic beauty that await you in the capital of China.

Click here to start your tour of 8 sacred places in Beijing...

Sherry Huang is an associate editor at Beliefnet.

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