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About Beijing

Beijing is China's capital city. It was first established around 3,000 years ago and has historically been the capital of the nation for more than 800 years. This place has a long and storied history and culture. Tian’anmen Square and the Great Hall of the People bore witness to the country's century of humiliation. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven all have an incomparable imperial style. Beijing is also an international city with a modern and fashionable elegance. The nightscape of places like Sanlitun and Shichahai is intoxicating. In all its neighborhoods, Beijing is packed with places that will evoke surprise and wonder. Beijing is a warm and welcoming city.

Popular Attractions in Beijing

Forbidden City
4.8/5
123,450 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Museum
Palace
Historical Site
A vast majority of tourists who visit Beijing for the first time consider the Forbidden City as a place they must see. The Forbidden City, known as Gugong in Mandarin, once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a symbol of ancient China. Although it is no longer China's political centre, you can still feel its former glory once you are within the courtyard and surrounded by the high walls. Its long history has left behind a large amount of precious architecture and cultural relics, making it one of the most important cultural heritage in modern China.
Summer Palace
4.7/5
31,217 Reviews
Garden
Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, the Summer Palace is a Unesco World Heritage site that used to be the palace and garden of the emperors of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and most well preserved royal park in China. Construction of the palace began in 1750 and it served as a residential and entertainment area for the royal members. The palace underwent two major reconstructions after suffering damages during invasions by the Anglo-French Allied Forces and the Eight-Power Allied Forces during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Summer Palace can be divided into three sectors: a political activity area centered at the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity; an empress living area concentrated around the Hall of Jade Billows and Hall of Joy and Longevity; and a tour route concentrated along the long corridor, rear hill, and the west sector.
Happy Valley Beijing
4.7/5
13,209 Reviews
Theme Park
Beijing Happy Valley is located in Beijing's East Fourth Ring. It is one of the famous theme parks in Beijing. There are seven theme areas: the Firth Forest, Atlantis, Lost Maya, Aegean Harbor, Shangri-La, Ant Kingdom, and Happy Hour. Beijing Happy Valley has more than 40 entertainment facilities, nearly 100 landscapes, performances, and theme games for visitors to thoroughly enjoy themselves. A visit to Beijing Happy Valley often lasts for more than half a day. There are restaurants in each of the theme areas in the area, and there are also shops selling drinks.
Old Summer Palace
4.7/5
15,089 Reviews
Garden
The Old Summer Palace is a famous imperial garden constructed throughout the 18th and 19th centuries during the Qing Dynasty. It consists of three sections: Yuanming Garden, Changchun Garden, and Yichun Garden. Its excellent view earned it the reputation of "the garden of gardens." However in 1860, British and French troops burned the main buildings into ashes. These days, tourists can only look at the wreckage and imagine its glory during the time of the Qing Dynasty. If your imagination is not good enough, you can learn more about what the garden looked like through the miniature model in Changchun Garden.

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Mutianyu Great Wall Direct: MUBUS Daily Shuttle Bus with English-Speaking Staff Onboard
4.9/5
3,131 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
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FromUS$5.77
SiMaTai Great Wall in GuBei Water Town Night Tour drove by English Cab Driver
FromUS$205.50
Private Customized Beijing Night Tour To Wangfujing Food Street And Pipe Hutong
FromUS$99.50
Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing
4.7/5
16 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromUS$175.50

Travelogue

 Architectural Landmarks: 10 Amazing Buildings Around the World
Historic Landmarks
Landmark Buildings
Moscow
Barcelona
New York
Istanbul
Beijing
Agra
Los Angeles
Rio de Janeiro
Versailles
Designing, planning, and building the structures we inhabit is the job of architects the world over. Marrying form and function, they seek to balance complex and often contradictory imperatives. Styles range the gamut from subdued to ostentatious. In seeking to highlight amazing architectural treasures from around the world, we looked far and wide to showcase a diverse range. Spanning nearly every continent, these represent among the finest buildings and landmarks on offer. These are 10 amazing architectural landmarks from around the world.
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Summer Vacation Ideas: National Parks and Resorts near Beijing 2020
Leisurely Vacation
Natural Landscapes
Water Recreation
Beijing
Qinhuangdao
Tangshan
Plan the ultimate vacation at these top 7 summer vacation spots near Beijing. Summer in Beijing can be quite hot and annoying, with the heat wave and pollution. Here we share with your the summer vacation ideas near Beijing including national parks and resorts. Good choice for family summer vacation. Let's start!
TripBlog   Mar 2, 2020
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An Insider’s Travel Guide to China: Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Zhangjiajie and More
Explore Nature
Cultural History
Natural Landscapes
Shanghai
Beijing
Dunhuang
Xi'an
Lhasa
Guilin
Zhangjiajie
Shangri-La
Xiahe
Kashgar
China is an enormous country. The world’s most populous nation is a case study in contradiction. Gleaming skyscrapers dot the Shanghai skyline while the garrison at Jiayuguan has guarded the country’s western approaches since the Ming Dynasty. Time seems frozen in Shangri-La, deep in remote Yunnan Province. Beijing’s modern architecture rises above centuries old, densely-packed hutongs. Everywhere you go you find a country constantly moving towards the future yet never managing to escape its past. In this short guide, we provide our recommendations to those places that captured our imagination. Places that stuck in our heart and minds long after we left. This is our insider’s travel guide to contemporary China.
TripBlog   Jan 20, 2020
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I recommended Shilin Gorge, Yudu Mountain Natural Scenic Area, Huanghuacheng Underwater Great Wall, Labagoumen National Forest Park, Longqing Gorge.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Beijing: Bianyifang, Bai Jia Da Yuan Restaurant, Yaoji Chaogan Restaurant (Gulou), Brasserie FLO, HaiWan Ju (ZengGuang Road Main Branch).
Here are the best places to visit in Beijing, including: Old Summer Palace, Prince Gong's Mansion, Gubei Water Town, Temple of Heaven, National Center for the Performing Arts.