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Beijing is a repository of historical relics, its art and architecture providing visitors with a glimpse into the city’s grand and glorious past. Elegantly presented in a handsome slipcase, this opulent volume takes readers on a memorable journey through Beijing’s most important palaces, temples, and monuments. Hundreds of photographs and reproductions of murals, paintings, statues, and scrolls complement an insightful text that places these artifacts in a historical context, providing a deeper understanding of the salient traits of each era and the historical figures behind each of the masterpieces illustrated in the book. From the Forbidden City’s 17 palaces and unequaled collection of wooden structures to the pavilions, gardens, and extensive grounds of the Summer Palace, readers are transported to a fascinating place and time. Other chapters highlight the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the imperial temples of Beijing.