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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

  • Forbidden City - Facts, Attractions, Visiting Routes,Map

    Type: Historic Site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    The Forbidden City is a palace complex in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, at the center of the Imperial City of Beijing. Numerous opulent imperial gardens and temples surround it. As one of the five most important palaces in the world, the gr...

  • 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
    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 structure, and intensive enemy ...

  • Badaling Great Wall - Masterpiece among All Great Walls

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 play a significant role in an...

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

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 base in the ancient time (13...

  • Jinshanling Great Wall: Most Popular for Hiking and Photography

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jinshanling Great is a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 125 km (78 miles) northeast of Beijing. This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai section to the e...

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

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 ancient time, and impres...

  • Temple of Heaven

    Type: Historic Site, Parks, Religious Site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 exploration of local culture. T...

  • Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 gardening architectu...

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

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 about Tibetan Buddhism while appreciatin...

  • Tiananmen Square - Largest Famous World Square

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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. Tiananmen Square Facts Tiananmen Square ...

  • Jingshan Park – Best Place to Overlook Forbidden City

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Jingshan Park , just to the north of the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, Jingshan Park is an imperial park , offers one of the best views in the city. Jingshan Park Facts Jingshan Park Jingshan Park , located in the central axes of Beijin...

  • Beijing Hutong – the Vitality Pulse and of Beijing

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    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 the ancient time telli...

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