Everything you need to know about the Czech Republic

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China's President Xi Jinping arrives for a three-day official visit to the Czech Republic in Prague, Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) China’s President Xi Jinping arrives for a three-day official visit to the Czech Republic in Prague, Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a three-day state visit to the Czech Republic from Monday. How well do you know this central European country, famous for its stunning scenery, great beer and literary heritage? Check out this infographic for a closer look at the Czech Republic.

PRAGUE, THE CZECH CAPITAL

When I think of a word to express music, I find Vienna; when I like to use a word to express the mystery, I just think of Prague.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

One of the largest ancient castle complex in the world, dating from the 9th century, Prague Castle is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.

St.Vitus Cathedral

St.Vitus Cathedral

This cathedral is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is the biggest and most important place of worship in the country.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The true heart of Prague, the Old Town Square is one of the largest and most beautiful open areas in Europe. The bell tower built in 1410 on the square contains a chime clock that has been clicking for over 600 years.

The bell tower built in 1410 on the square contains a chime clock that has been clicking for over 600 years.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge is one of the 18 famous historic bridges that cross the Vltava River in Prague. It was built in the 14th century.

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