Beijing, the capital of People’s Republic of China is the second-largest city after Shanghai and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Being a cultural and political hub, the city also has plentiful of attractions which one should visit. Here’s a list of some incredible things to do and attractions to explore, during your trip to Beijing
Tick an option from your bucket list by visiting the iconic Forbidden Kingdom. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world by visiting the Great Wall of China. The Hutong Pedicab Tour is also one of the top attractions in Beijing that has lakes and places of historical interest. You can also visit one of the oldest zoos in China, the Beijing Zoo and have a fun time. Moreover, you can shop your heart out at Wangfujing. Other major attractions also include Hutong Pedicab Tour, National Aquatics Center, National Stadium, Lama Temple, Beihai Park, Capital Museum and Beijing Bell And Drum Towers.
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No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
08:30 am - 03:30 pm
If you are visiting in Beijing, then mark this as one of your top places. The Forbidden City, officially known as The Imperial Palace Museum is popular for its amazing architectural values, as well as religious and historic significances. The city is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. Situated at the heart of the city, it is well connected with rest of the city. A short walk from the nearby metro would be good enough to visit this place. On the other hand, you can hire local cab or buses too for visiting this place.
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W Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world, which is also called “Gate of Heavenly Peace” – in local language. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Reaching the place would not be difficult as it is located in the heart of the city, thus can be spotted easily. It is one of the important places and hence, it can be considered as an optimum delight for the travelers and a place that is must visit if you are in Beijing.
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19 Xinjian Gongmen, Beijing, China
06:30 am - 06:00 pm
This is one of the popular and very well known tourist destinations of Beijing. The Summer Palace is a former imperial palace and now a park and World Heritage Site in Beijing. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The gardens are liberally scattered with temples, covered walkways, pavilions and bridges. Reaching the place is easy as it is one of the important landmarks in Beijing, well connected with the local transport. You will get metro rail, cannel boat and local cabs for this place. You are allowed to take a guide with you and no charges are there for photography.
A tour to Beijing is really incomplete without a visit to The Summer Palace. The ancient Imperial Palace is now a world heritage site and can be accessed with a little amount of fee. Thanks to its tourist friendly environment, you don’t have to face a lot of difficulty in getting the Tickets for The Summer Palace. Though, it will be much better to inquire about The Summer Palace Ticket Prices beforehand, if you are taking a definite amount of money with you. Buy Tickets for The Summer Palace from the counter, or Book Tickets for The Summer Palace online, regardless of whatever you choose to do, spending some bucks on The Summer Palace Tickets is definitely worth the price.
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Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
The Ming Tombs is a typical example of Chinese emperors' mausoleums and the best testimony of China's long history and civilization. This is the best preserved tomb area with the most emperors buried. Every year millions of tourists come to the site to appreciate its long history and palatial architecture.
The layout and arrangement of all the thirteen mausoleums are very similar, but they vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures. To experience this wonderful architecture, you need to opt for a local bus or cab or metro rail. The place is well connected with all major transport systems of the country.
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216 Provincial Rd, Yanqing, Beijing, China
06:30 am - 06:30 pm
You must have heard about The Great Wall, even before reaching China and that proves the popularity of this place. This is open for the tourist everyday and photo session around the Great Wall premises would be a great idea. This iconic architecture is a wonder of the world and The Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. The popularity of Badaling Great Wall in China is immense, It is the icon of this city and hence, it can be considered as an optimum delight for the travelers and a place that is must visit if you are in Beijing.
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Around Qianhai Beiyan on Houhai Lake, Dongcheng district, Beijing, China
If you are visiting Beijing, then mark this as one of your top places. It is a famous scenic area that includes three lakes, surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard. It is located in the northwest part of Beijing.
Visiting Hutongs by pedicab has become a popular activity for visitors from China and abroad. With the help of a tour guide, travelers can visit residents' homes and get near to their lives by chatting and having Beijing-flavored meals with them. For visitors, it is one of the best and convenient places to visit in Beijing.
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11, Tianchen East Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
National Aquatics Center, the landmark building of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and now the National Aquatics Center has become the venue for various activities such as aquatic sports, swimming, fitness and recreation, is located inside the Beijing Olympic Green. Visitors will be charmed by the Water World.
The SPA zone is equipped with international advanced SPA facilities and technology. It is a good place to relax. You can enjoy gourmet meals in water-theme restaurants. Being a well-known traveling spot, reaching National Aquatics Center would not be a problem for the visitors. This is one of the must visit place in Beijing.
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1, National Stadium South Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
The National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, China. The main attraction of this place is its constructional beauty and thus, it comes under the list of being a must-visit place in Beijing. The design, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. Being one of the most famous places in Beijing, the place is well connected with the local transport. Local cabs are available from everywhere in the city to reach the place, whereas one can opt for the metro rail services to reach this place.
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12, Yonghegong St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
The Yonghe Temple, also known as the "Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple", the "Yonghe Lamasery", or - popularly - the "Lama Temple" is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing, China. It is one of the largest and most important.
Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The building and the artworks of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. If you are in Beijing, do not miss this beautiful place! To experience this wonderful architecture, you need to opt for a local bus or cab or metro rail.
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Xicheng District, Beijing 100032, China
06:00 am - 10:00 pm
Beihai Park is an extremely popular attraction among the local people of Beijing and tourists also. It is an ideal place to go to escape from the blazing summer heat. You can paddle around in a bizarre assortment of boats. There are odd, duck-shaped paddle boats, and two types of motor boats.
In the winter, the lake freezes over and Beihai turns into a huge skating rink. Within Beihai is also the famous Fangshan Restaurant, where you can eat Qing Dynasty type food. This is quite a famous spot for the travelers in Beijing and a photographic session in the garden would be a fantastic idea.
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16, Fuxingmen Outer St, Xicheng, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is one of the popular and very well known tourist destinations of Beijing. Originally an art museum, famous for exclusive collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, Buddhist statues from imperial China and unique architecture – the museum is worthy enough to visit for the visitors. If you are in Beijing, considering not visiting this museum would definitely be a big miss! Plenty of artistic elements are there, exhibited nicely to allure the visitors. It is just a few minutes away from the nearest metro station and thus, reaching this place would not be a great deal of challenge for any visitor.
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No. 137, Xizhimenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
07:30 am - 05:00 pm
It is one of the oldest zoos in China and has one of the largest and rare animal collections in the country. The zoo and its aquarium have over 450 species of land animals and over 500 species of marine animals. Like many of Beijing's parks, the zoo's grounds resemble classical Chinese gardens, with flower beds amidst natural scenery, including dense groves of trees, stretches of meadows, small streams and rivers, lotus pools and hills dotted with pavilions and historical buildings. The zoo is also a center of zoological research that studies and breeds rare animals from various continents. Visitors are allowed to take a guide with them.
Take a walk along the Beijing Zoo, housing some of the rarest animal collections in the country by grabbing the Beijing Zoo tickets. Tickets for Beijing Zoo is available from our ticket listing presented for you to see. You could also go through Beijing Zoo ticket prices before making a decision to buy tickets for Beijing Zoo. Personally, we recommend you to go with the tickets, as Beijing Zoo tours ticket price is way good a deal.
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44 Jingshan W St, Xicheng, Beijing, China
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Jingshan is an artificial hill in Beijing, China. This is one of the popular and very well known tourist destinations of Beijing. Originally a beautiful royal landscape garden is now a public park, known as Jingshan Park. It is a popular place for young and old people socializing and gathering. One can often find elderly folks dancing, singing opera and doing other cultural activities, such as kuaiban, at Jingshan Park. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City. Being one of the most famous places in Beijing, the place is well connected with the local transport.
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No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Political, cultural, and economic combustion have created an edgy, fascinating contemporary art scene—in Beijing. The city's most thorough primer is at Dashanzi 798 Art District, a sprawling neighborhood of Communist-era factories. Warehouses compound has been perfectly converted to house numerous art galleries, boutiques, bookshops & Coffee shops. If you are in Beijing, considering not visiting this museum would definitely a big miss! You are allowed to take a guide with you. Reaching the place is easy as it is one of the important landmarks in Beijing, well connected with the local transport. You will get buses, metro rail and local cabs for this place.
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Di'anmen Outer St, Xicheng, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Beijing Bell and Drum Towers lie not from the Forbidden City and are another important historic symbol in Chinese history. If you are in Beijing, considering not visiting this Fantastic attraction would definitely a big miss! Before clocks were invented, bells and drums were the way to keep time in ancient China.
Both towers are located opposite each other and from their top floors you can get really good views of Beijing. Apart from the views and learning about the Chinese time system, you can see the world’s largest drum and attend the Drumming performance at the Drum Tower. The performance is truly awe inspiring!