Travelling in Beijing | 北京旅游
Beijing is definitely one of the most
visited cities in the world. Every year, millions of visitors flock to
Beijing to see the capital of China, a great blend of old and new.
Beijing is a city for all seasons. You can always find something for you no
matter what time you are in Beijing and whatever your interests are. There
are actually hundreds of tourist scenic spots and historical sites in
Beijing. Some are walkable. Some are a little far from the city center.
It takes time to enjoy everything that Beijing City has to offer. If you
only have a few days to spare, you can highlight your Beijing trip by
visiting the top 5 attractions or doing the top 5 things in Beijing. In that
way, you can say that you have experienced Beijing City, even if your stay
there lasts only for a few days or just the weekend.
Anyway, what you should do or see in Beijing largely depends on your time,
budget, personal taste and tolerance of the crowds.
many, many people, Beijing is an ancient capital city in the east. Forbidden
City is the right place for you to start your Beijing tour by unveiling its
mysterious face. Consisting of over 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres,
this large palace complex was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt
down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the
architecture you can see today dates from the 18th century and on wards
during the Qing Dynasty.
Temple of Heaven
is located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most
holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a
complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the
largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun,
the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. If you go to the
Temple of Heaven in the early morning, you can see groups of people
practicing all types of kung fu and taiji. Many people contentedly entertain
each other with music,songs or quietly playing cards. You can also practice
with them if you are so inclined. This is another good activity for the jet
the largest royal garden in China, Beijing's Summer Palace is actually a
park like imperial retreat spread out over 10 square miles. The Summer
Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete
imperial garden existing in China.
Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 290-acre park is still a retreat
for the tourists, who can relax here or walk around ancient pavilions,
mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake. Summer Palace mainly consists of
Longevity Hill (Washoushan) and Kunming Lake. Much of it is covered by
Kunming Lake. With masterly design and artistic architecture and integration
the essence of Chinese garden arts, the Summer Palace has a title of
"Imperial Garden Museum".
you are in a rush, you can get the most out of your visit to Beijing by
hiking one of the sections of the Great Wall. The Great Wall snaking across
Beijing in its northern part is about 600 kilometers long.
Along the total length of the Great Wall around Beijing, there are major
eight sections including Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou,
Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Most of the sections of Great
Wall in Beijing are well-preserved and mainly the remains from the Ming
Dynasty, an era of huge construction. For the climbing of the Great Wall,
strong footwear is needed! In summer, please prepare for sunblock,
sunglasses and water. Read
you have the experience of taking a pedicab? In the old Beijing hutong
areas, you can find the ancient transportation tools now still preserved for
tourists as the main traffic tool of visiting hutongs - Beijing unique old
The neighborhoods of narrow, twisting streets represent the "real life" of
Beijing, where passageways connect to courtyards of traditional compact
homes. Pedicab tours of the hutongs cover the attractions that normally
include the Drum Tower, courtyard neighborhoods and Prince Gong's mansion.
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