Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is on a visit to China for participating in the World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian and also to meet industrialists and prospective investors, has reached Shenzhen this evening along with the delegation consisting of officials and non-officials that accompanied him.
Before leaving for Shenzhen, the Chief Minister along with the delegation members visited places of interest in Beijing, the capital city of China. Beijing, China’s massive capital has history stretching back three thousand years. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites. The city among others has the massive Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China and many more interesting places to see.
The Chief Minister with his team first visited the Tiananmen which is a large city square named after the Tiananmen gate separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the monuments to the heroes of the revolution, the great hall of people, the National Museum of China, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. Tiananmen Square is within the top five largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. The next visit was to the Great Wall of China, the largest man-made monument ever to have been built.
The Chief Minister and his delegation team spent couple of hours to go round the two places. He evinced keen interest to know details about these two places, their historical and modern importance and also elicited information about the tourist and other importance of these places. (INN)