The China Millennium Monument

The China Millennium Monument, as China’ s symbolic and commemorative building to welcome the Year 2000, is a gift for the world of the 21st century from the Chinese people, forever standing in China’ s capital Beiling.
The China Millennium Monument stands along a north-south axis between the Military Museum and the Central Television Complex, with the scenic Yuyuantan Park to the north and the West Beijing Railway Terminus to the south, occupying an area of 4.5 hectares and a total floor space of about 42,000 square metres.
The China Millennium Monument stands along a north-south axis between the Military Museum and the Central Television Complex, with the scenic Yuyuantan Park to the north and the West Beijing Railway Terminus to the south, occupying an area of 4.5 hectares and a total floor space of about 42,000 square metres. inside the southern entrance to the Monument is the Plaza of Holy Fire, one metre below ground and 960 square metres in area, standing for China’ s vast territory of 9,600,000 square kilometres. With the gentle centripetal rise of the ground suggesting the rise of the Chinese nation, the Holy Fire of China is located right in the middle of the Plaza. The fire originated at the site of Peking man at Zhoukoudian, Beijing, and is fed on natural gas. The everburning flames, rising some 45 centimetres high, are a token of the unceasing creativity of the Chinese civilization.
Along both the eastern and western side of the plaza, there is a steady current of water cascading down the steps, reminding the visitor of the mother rivers of the Chinese nation: the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers.

Location: No.9A, Fu Xing Road, Haidian District, Beijing.
Tickets: RMB 30 for adults, 15 for students, 25 for groups.
Opening time: Summer, 8:00-18:00 (Monday-Thursday),
8:00-21:00 (Fri-Sun) Winter, 8:30-17:30
Traffic
1. Military Museum Stop by Bus No.1, 4, 33, 57, 65, 320, 337, 728, 827, Special Line 1 and Special Line 5.
2. Military Museum Stop by Subway Line 1.

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