Beijing

Beijing Attractions

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Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)

Have you ever wondered what's so forbidden about the Forbidden City? It's called that because it was closed to the outside world for 500 years. This was ...  Read more

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. Its name in Chinese means 'Long ...  Read more

Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling)

The Ming Dynasty Tombs, or Ming Shisan Ling, are located outside of central Beijing and are home to the tombs and mausoleums of the Yongle Emperor. Currently, ...  Read more

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

The Summer Palace - also known as Yiheyuan - was built in 1750. In those days, it was called the Garden of Clear Ripples, and was a lakeside oasis where the ...  Read more

Temple of Heaven (Tian tan)

A Ming temple, Temple of Heaven or Tian tan was built by the Yongle Emperor, who also built the Forbidden City, as a stage for the important rituals performed ...  Read more

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Tiananmen Square, or Tiananmen Guangchang, has always been not so much a square as a symbol. Mao built it to flaunt the epic scale of the Communist project. ...  Read more

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HURRY! Book by August 27th, 2014, to save 8% on all tours in China and Hong Kong. Use promo code HK7 during checkout, and the discount will be applied.  ...  Read more

798 Art Zone

Located in northwest Beijing, 798 Art Zone occupies a decommissioned military factory from the 1950s that now houses an edgy artistic community. The ...  Read more

Antiquarium of The Palace Museum

While the entire Forbidden City operates under the name “Palace Museum,” its treasures, artifacts and memorabilia are all housed within the Antiquarium. The ...  Read more

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

Beijing has modernized so rapidly that it’s hard to imagine what it must have been like in decades past. One neighborhood in Beijing has managed to hold on to ...  Read more

Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

Before 1911, when the Qing dynasty ended, this park was attached to the Forbidden City. Built in the 10th century, it is one of the most lavish and important ...  Read more

Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)

Situated within the Beijing Zoo, the Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan) is the largest inland aquarium in China and home to an impressive range of aquatic ...  Read more

Beijing Bullet Train

China is home to the world’s largest network of high-speed rails, and many of them connect Beijing with other notable destinations in China. The longest route ...  Read more

Beijing Capital Museum

The Beijing Capital Museum, opened in 1981 and moved to its current location in 2006, houses a sizable collection of imperial Chinese art and artifacts, as ...  Read more

Beijing Hutongs

Beijing's hutongs are a glimpse - fast disappearing - of what the city used to look like before the skyscrapers started munching the skyline. A hutong is a ...  Read more

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