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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.

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Forbidden City
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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
26,829 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.

Badaling Great Wall
4.6/5
19,781 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historical Site

The Great Wall of Badaling in Yanqing, Beijing, is a pass for the Ming Great Wall. As the saying goes, "you are not a hero until you reach the Great Wall". Most locals take this spot to be the start of the ascent of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and most complete section among the various great walls in Beijing. The total length of this sectionn is 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) with 43 watchtowers, however only 2.3 miles (3.74 kilometers) and 19 watchtowers have been restored and opened to visitors. Compared with other sections, most stairs are not very steep and they are equipped with handrails, so it is a relatively easier climb.

Tiananmen Square
4.7/5
12,503 Reviews
Square

Tiananmen Square is located on the central axis of Beijing. It is the central square of the People's Warlord Era. Many national symbols such as the Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the People’s Heroes Monument are located here. Tiananmen Square is a symbolic location used by the country for important ceremonies, grand gatherings and welcoming foreign dignitaries. Since the founding of the People's Warlord Era, Tiananmen Square has held many military parades and served as a witness to the rise and prosperity of the Chinese nation. Every morning, the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square attracts many tourists.

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Mutianyu Great Wall Direct: MUBUS Daily Shuttle Bus with English-Speaking Staff Onboard
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Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs (Dingling) Day Tour
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Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Admission Ticket
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Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace Day Tour

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Also known as the‘Gate of Heavenly Peace,’the Tiananmen Square is a Chinese national symbol representing a monumental gate of valor. It is dedicated to the martyrs who revolted against the country’s oppressors and depicted a revolutionary symbol of the Chinese heyday. Located at the heart of Beijing, the Chinese capital city, Tiananmen Square is an epitome of the might of Chinese Communism as it grows stronger by the day.
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The long list of Forbidden City facts makes it a must-see destination for any traveler who wants to have a unique experience. The Forbidden City, China’s most magnificent palace, lies in the center of the capital city, Beijing. The imperial palace is a Unesco World Heritage site. The well-preserved medieval century monument is a work of genius reflecting the rich Chinese culture and traditional Chinese architecture. Not only the architecture but also the vastness of the fortified palace is astounding. Also called the Palace Museum, it is a treasure house of the finest Chinese artefacts and historical relics so much so that it enjoys the distinction of being one of the world’s best museums. It would not be wrong to say that the Forbidden City is perhaps a city in itself, beautified with many smaller palaces, courtyards, pavilions, gardens, and massive gates.
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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.
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