Beijing is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Beijing one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Beijing is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Beijing or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Beijing. Explore the historical monuments of Beijing with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Beijing guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Beijing page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Beijing.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, pa...
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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 thir...
#5 of 27 Historical Places in Beijing | Added 16929 times in trip plans
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 Beij...
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16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Run and controlled by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China National Museum it is one of the best museums in the whole town. The Museum is dedicated to the promotion of the arts and culture of the Chinese art forms. It also helps to educate the people about the Chinese traditions and history. A paradise for history buffs this de...
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Shandong Town roe village, Xiayu Rd, Pinggu, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
Jingdong Grand Canyon is situated east of the center of Beijing. From an aerial view the canyon, thanks to its many water surfaces, looks like a glittering gem inlaid within the triangle formed by the three big cities of Beijing, Tianjing, and Tangshan. The place is famous for its religious and historic significances.
The place has a unique charm, ...
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Haidian, Beijing, China
07:00 am - 05:30 pm
Old Summer Palace or Yuanmingyuan was formerly known as Imperial Gardens and is one of the best places to visit in the city. The destination basically is a cluster of gardens and castles in the area and is famed for its picturesque location and amazing history. Visit the palace and see some of the best architecture that you will find in whole of Be...
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Tiananmen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong aka The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is the final resting place of Mao Zedong. Mao, the Chairman of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China. Although Mao wished to be cremated, his body was embalmed and the construction of the Mausoleum began. Visit the destination and be mesmerised by the architecture, history and the w...
#10 of 27 Historical Places in Beijing | Added 5254 times in trip plans
8 Xiushui E St, Chaoyang, Beijing Shi, China
09:30 am - 09:00 pm
Silk Street is simply paradise for shopaholics; the place is one of the best and biggest shopping destinations in whole of Beijing. So if you are someone who loves to shop then visiting this place becomes a must. Due to its popularity and ambience the street attracts approximately 20,000 visitors daily. There are more than 1,700 retail vendors and ...
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9 Baiyunguan St, Xicheng, Beijing, China
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
White Cloud Temple or Monastery of the White Clouds is a dedicated Daoist temple located in Beijing, China. Founded in the mid-8th century the temple has a lot of history attached to it and today has become a hot spot for sightseers all over the world. The monetary like most Chinese temples is laid out in north-south axis and has rooms committed to...
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7 Fayuansi Front St, Xicheng, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Fayuan Temple is one of the most famous and architecturally beautiful temples in the city of Beijing. Located in the southwest quarter of central Beijing the destination sees a lot of visitors and tourists looking for the perfect way to attain calm and peace. The temple was built by the Emperor Li Shimin during the rule of Tang Dynastyin 645.The pl...
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Haidian, Beijing, China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Temple of Azure Clouds is a quaint Buddhist temple situated in the eastern part of the Western Peaks of Fragrant Hills Park. The Temple of Azure Clouds was built in the 14th century while the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) ruled over the place. The temple has amazing and scintillating scenery that you can enjoy. There are a total of 512 statues in the temple area that you can see.
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Yongdingzhen, Mentougou, Beijing, China
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Jietai Temple is a charming and scenic Buddhist temple in Mentougou District in western Beijing. The temple was constructed during the reign of Tang dynasty and stands today as one of the most historically important places in the city. Visit the temple and feel the religiousness and calmness of the destination that will make your trip here worthwhi...
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Chaoyang, Beijing, China
06:00 am - 10:00 pm
Altar of the Sun is also known as the Temple of the Sun and is an altar located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China. Built in 1530 the place has today become a good spot for tourists due to its appealing architecture and scenic location. The temple is a great place to while away some time in the city as it offers peace and serenity. The temple is within Ritan Park, in the Jianguomen area.