There is no doubt that Beijing is one of the most visited cities in the world. Distinct different four seasons, you can always find something special whenever you tour in Beijing. There are hundreds of tourist scenic spots and historical sites in Beijing. Beijing attracts millions of visitors flock to Beijing to see the capital of China, a great blend of old and new. Based on the past internet tourism experience, we recommend 10 attractions for your Beijing tour.
The Forbidden City
Seated in the center of Beijing city, was where emperors handled court business and resided. This grand, solemn and palatial structure is the largest wooden cluster in existence in the world today. Those used for government affairs and daily life are displayed in their original places. The Forbidden City is open to the public all year round. Forbidden City is a must for your Beijing tour.
National Museum of China
Located on the east side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the National Museum of China is the largest comprehensive history museum in China. Through display of both material and non-material collections and exhibits, it narrates the history created by the ancestors of the Chinese people. With extremely rich collections, the research of those exhibits and depth are second to none.
Seated in the center of downtown Beijing, the Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. And it is not only the symbol of China but also the heart of Beijing. It had bore witness to many historical events and the decline and resurgence of the nation. So Tiananmen Square Tour is very popular among domestic and foreign tourists when they tour in Beijing.
Bird’s Nest got its name for the reason that it looks like a big nest which embraces and nurses human beings. As the main stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, its allure is deeper though the Olympic Games 2008 fade into memory.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall reflects collision and exchanges between agricultural civilizations and nomadic civilizations in ancient China. In ancient times, the Great Wall of China was used as superb military architecture. Great Wall of China is one of the wonders in the world.
The Summer Palace
Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, Summer Palace was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection. Famous as a classical imperial garden, Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty extant in Beijing. Summer Palace is a must for Beijing tour.
Temple of Heaven
Situated in the southern part of the city, Temple of Heaven was built in 1420. In those old times, the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. People thought that everything was dominated by heaven due to underdeveloped science. They hope that heaven would help them by sacrifice.
YuanMingYuan Park is very close to the Summer Palace, in fact, slightly nearer to central Beijing. Yuanmingyuan is renowned throughout the world for its fabled charms and association with Chinese modern history. Constructed during the 18th and early 19th century, YuanMingYuan Park was a wonderland of lakes and waterways, bridges, hills and pavilions. Half of the gardens are covered by the waters of lakes, winding streams and ponds.
NanluoguXiang is one of the oldest Hutongs and it holds a history of more than 800 years. Recent years, NanluoguXiang has become a popular tourist destination with many bars, stores and galleries. It is worth to spend an hour or two walking through the little alley ways and Hutongs around it during your Beijing tour.
As one of the most famous parks in the city of Beijing, Beihai Park encompasses over 68 hectares, more than half of it is taken up by the lake. In summer, Beihai Park is an ideal place to go to escape from the blazing summer heat, while in winter, the lake freezes over and Beihai Park turns into a huge skating rink. Jingshan Park and the Forbidden are near to Beihai Park, tourists could also pay a visit to them. The excellent scenery of your Beijing tour will deeply impress you.
Which you should do or see in Beijing largely depends on your time, budget, personal interest and tolerance of the crowds. If time permits, you’d better look around all of them that will highlight your Beijing tour by visiting them.