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Beijing Attractions

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Beijing Olympics 3.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #1 of 47
One day while dining at a café in Haidian district, we chatted up the friendly waiter who told us that he was really happy to have the job, so that he wouldn’t have to go home for the summer and could be in Beijing for the Olympics instead. He ... [more ]
Forbidden City 5.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #2 of 47
Forbidden City, a must see sightseeing place when travel to Beijing, never failed to tickle visitors’ fancy for Chinese great imperial palace and ancient culture. Located at the very centre of Beijing, Forbidden City is the largest and best ... [more ]
Beihai Park 4.0 stars
Park - #3 of 47
In Beihei-park you may find an socalled island which is really beautiful. Around there you'll lots of typical chinese architecture, which is only present in old chinese areas, which are not open to the new influence of modern architecture. You ... [more ]
The Great Wall of China 3.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #4 of 47
There is such a thing as being over-adventurous. When I was passing through Beijing for a couple of days, not only did I live in a hutong (ancient community housing), I also decided to be the intrepid traveler and visit an obscure part of The ... [more ]
Wangfujing Market 4.0 stars
Market Place - #5 of 47
Despite my previous post, I went back to Wangfujing the other week to show some friends around who had never been there, and we all ended up looking for a good foreign language book store to snag some new reading material. Wangfujing is home to ... [more ]
lama temple 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #6 of 47
Yonghegong Lamasery is the biggest and finest lama temple in Beijing. It is a temple of Tibetan Buddhism, there you can find Tibetan touch. The lamasery has a succession of compound, teeming with temples in different sizes. You will be amazed ... [more ]
Summer Palace 5.0 stars
Park - #7 of 47
This old royal residence outside Beijing is a wonderful place. The huge park is full of lakes, temples, walled gardens and eccentric monuments like the mad marble boat in the lake. The marble boat was built on the order of the Empress Dowager ... [more ]
CCTV Building (new) 4.0 stars
Building - #8 of 47
Nicked named as big pants, the new site of CCTV (China Central Television) is undoubtedly the most unconventional and famous building in Beijing and it is also one of the new sightseeing places in Beijing, like Bird Nest. It got even more ... [more ]
Badaling 4.0 stars
Prehistoric, Classical Antiquity Site - #9 of 47
If you are staying in Beijing then probably the easiest section of the Great Wall to get to is at Badaling. There is a bus (no 919) that goes straight there and takes about an hour. The wall here is easy to access and is spectacular with ... [more ]
798 Art Zone 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #10 of 47
If you fancy a different day out in Beijing away from the crowded traditional sights then try the 798 Art Zone. This sprawling site once was responsible for highly secret arms production. Now the old warehouses and factory buildings have been put ... [more ]
798 Art District 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #11 of 47
"798" in Mandarin sounds like "go to a bar", so everytime I told someone that I had gone to 798 over the weekend, they thought I'd just enjoyed two days of drunken goodness. In reality, 798 is a site full of abandoned warehouses that have been ... [more ]
Nan Luo Gu Xiang 4.0 stars
Building - #12 of 47
As a traveller to Beijing, you may already run out of great sightseeing places, but here is a hidden treasure place I want to recommend, if you are into Chinese cultural stuff. Nan Luo Gu Xiang, a place combining traditional Chinese culture ... [more ]
Qianmen 4.0 stars
Tower - #13 of 47
Qianmen is a famous sightseeing place in Beijing, where most time-honored stores and ancient buildings can be found. The main attraction of Qianmen now is a newly built pedestrian street with strong historical feature. Many nice eateries and ... [more ]
Tiananmen Square 4.0 stars
Square - #14 of 47
Except for its historical significance, I failed to understand the fuss about Tiananmen Square. It’s just a really big square. I suppose if it was filled to the brim with protesting people or just people milling about, it might be an odd sight ... [more ]
Jing Shan Park 5.0 stars
Park - #15 of 47
Locating 100 meter north of Forbidden City, Jing Shan Park boasts both refined park view and a great place to appreciate Forbidden City view. Jing Shan Park is an exquisitely built park, saying so, because you can see each part of park is ... [more ]
Peking Zoo 5.0 stars
Zoo, Aquarium - #16 of 47
Housing the most extensive animals in Beijing, Beijing Zoo has long been the most popular zoo in Beijing. It will be interesting to stroll at this large zoo for a day, passing from African baboon, giraffe, tropical reptiles, lovely bird and to ... [more ]
Bell tower 4.0 stars
Tower - #17 of 47
The bell tower is a popular cultural sightseeing place in Beijing. The bell which was originally used as musical instrument in old China, were used to tell time in ancient time. The bell, made of copper, giving off nice sound far away. And ... [more ]
Drum tower 4.0 stars
Tower - #18 of 47
Located around 100 meters south to the bell tower, the drum tower, functionally similar to the Drum Tower used as a time-teller, is a prominent construction along the south-north axis. This tower is a two-storey building; the first floor is an ... [more ]
Hutong 3.0 stars
Quarter - #19 of 47
Hutongs are traditional Chinese alleyways of community living in courtyard residences. The Beijing Hutongs are a cultural heritage listed on the sight-seeing map. People take rickshaws and romanticize the poverty. As it happened, while I was in ... [more ]
Peking Opera 4.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #20 of 47
Peking opera is an experience for anyone who has never seen or heard it. Originally one of the most popular forms of entertainment in ancient China, Peking opera lately has been losing some of its appeal to more modern diversions. Its unique ... [more ]
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