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South and North Changjie Streets and Xihuamen Street


With a total area of 30.57 hectares, this area is located between the Forbidden City in the east and Zhongnanhai in the west, bordering Zhongshan Park to its east, West Chang’an Street to its south and Wenjin Street to its north. The structures here are mostly traditional courtyards with remarkable char acteristics of the Qing Dynasty.


South and North Changjie Streets Area is an area with traditional buildings, mainly for residence while featuring culture and education. There are several schools, a district-owned library and a Buddhist Culture Research Center in this area. As a historic area, it has quite profound historical and cultural background as well as abundant historic architectural relics. There is one cultural relic under state protection—the Forbidden City, six cultural relics under city protection—the Xiyuan Gate of Zhongnanhai, the walls of Zhongnanhai, the walls of the Altar of the Earth and Harvests (including the walls of the Forbidden City), the Fuyou Temple, the Zhaoxian Temple and the Shengpingshu Peking Opera Theater and one cultural relic under district protection—the Wanshou Xinglong Temple.

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