Chinese Century Altar
China Century Altar was built to greet the new century, and made the new millennium. On the extended western line of Chang’an Avenue, it covers an area of 450,000 square meters. On the stele at the entrance to the altar, engraved five chinese charaters: the place's Chinese name written by the former Chinese president: Jiang Zemin.
The century altar features an elevated pathway, 262 meters in length, and paved with 262 bronze plates inscribed with a 180,000-character text that covered major events in 5,000 years of Chinese history. It is mainly composed of the Sacred Fire Square, Bronze Path, Main Altar, Century Bell and Culture Square. In its Art Hall there is Circular Gallery of Carving of Chinese ancient scholars, which is composed of the Century Hall, Oriental Art Gallery, Western Art Gallery, Modern Art Gallery and Media Digital Art Gallery.
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