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Things to Do in Beijing

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Things To Do In Beijing China. As one of the world's great ancient capitals, and the capital of the world's upcoming superpower, Beijing is the most important and interesting city in China to travel, both for tourism and understanding China.

No one should skip Beijing even if only visiting one city/region in China. Beijing is a window into the authentic core of China, especially recommended for China first timers.

To help you plan your Beijing vacation and explore the real life of this city, here we have collected the Best Beijing Attractions where you can get a better understanding about the past and present of Beijing and learn more about Chinese culture and history. We have also recommended featured activities you can choose to add more fun to your Beijing trip.

Top Attractions in Beijing

  • Beijing Hutong – the Vitality Pulse and of Beijing

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Beijing Hutong Facts Beijing Hutong connecting the quadrangle dwellings is more than a tourist attraction, but also the pulse of this city. All the over 6,000 alleys of long, short, wide, narrow, straight and winding link the whole Beijing from t...

  • Jingshan Park – Best Place to Overlook Forbidden City

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jingshan Park Facts Jingshan Park , located in the central axes of Beijing and adjacent to Forbidden City, is the highest point of Beijing Old Imperil City. It offers a fantastic panoramic view of Forbidden City as well as modern Beijing. Type: H...

  • Tian'anmen Square - Largest Famous World Square

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Tiananmen Square Facts Tiananmen Square is the heart of Beijing City and the largest center plaza in the world. As a site of many important events, Tiananmen Square enjoys a great political, historical and cultural significance. Type: Historical ...

  • Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple) - Highest Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijin

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Basic information About Lama Temple Lama Temple , also called Yonghe Temple or Yonghe Lamasery, is a national key Buddhist temple in the Han nationality area. The buildings are a combination of Han and Tibetan styles. Here you can learn more abou...

  • Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Summer Palace Facts Summer Palace is now a public park, but used to be the private garden for Royal families of Qing Dynasty to decamp during the hot summer days. It has assembled almost the best design, skill and classic features of traditional ...

  • Temple of Heaven

    Type: Historic Site, Parks, Religious Site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Temple of Heaven Facts The Temple of Heaven is the best place in Beijing to explore the traditional royal sacrificial culture of ancient China. At the same time, it is a pleasant place for leisure stay of walking or sightseeing, also for explorat...

  • Great Wall

    Type: Historic Site, Landmarks, Hiking Trails
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world. A Great Wall tour is a must for most first China trips. Along this super-long wall, Beijing is the top destination for seeing well-maintained and abundant Great Wall relics of th...

  • Mutianyu Great Wall – Chinese Longest Great Wall

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Mutianyu Great Wall Facts Mutiayu Great Wall in Huairou District of Beijing is the so far longest great wall in China. It is a precious great wall of Ming dynasty with fewer tourists, fascinating natural sightseeing, fantastic architectural struc...

  • Badaling Great Wall - Masterpiece among All Great Walls

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Badaling Great Wall Facts Badaling Great Wall is very popular among both domestic and foreign travelers because it is not only can be reached from Beijing easily, but also the best representative section of all Great Wall of China. It used to pla...

  • Jiankou Great Wall – The Wildest Section of Great Wall Near Beijing

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jiankou Great Wall Facts Jiankou Great Wall in Huairou District of Beijing is right next to Mutianyu Great Wall within 10km. Its one of the most challenging wild sections of Ming Great Wall, which has served as an important military defensive bas...

  • Jinshanling Great Wall: Most Popular for Hiking and Photography

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jinshanling Great Wall Facts With a perfect fusion of military defense, architectural art and surrounding scenic views, Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the most attractive sections of the Great Wall of China. It is also the great place for photo...

  • Simatai Great Wall –The Most Romantic Great Wall at Night

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Simatai Great Wall Facts Simatai Great Wall in Miyun District of Beijing links Jinshanling (金山岭) in the north and Gubeikou (古北口) in the west, right next to Gubei Water Town and it was served as a vital military defensive base from the...

  • Forbidden City

    Type: Historic Site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Forbidden City Facts Once forbidden and now permitted. It was an amazing experience visiting a huge palace once built by the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The cultural richness of china is truly reflected at this historical palace. Type: Historical Si...

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