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Great Wall of China

4.5 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

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

Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 65 Reviews

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

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

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)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

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)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

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

Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling)

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

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

Beijing Hutongs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

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

Wangfujing Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

There are two reasons to visit Wangfujing Street in Beijing: shopping and eating. The main portion of this commercial street is home to nearly 300 Chinese ...  Read more

Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan), a green space in the heart of Beijing and home to one of the city’s few hills, was made from the earth dug out to make the ...  Read more

Great Wall at Juyongguan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Located 37 miles (59 kilometers) northwest of Beijing, the Great Wall at Juyongguan is at once the most conveniently located to the city and the most ...  Read more

Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

As you walk along the north-south axis of the Forbidden City, you’ll eventually walk through the Gate of Terrestrial Tranquility and into the Imperial Garden ...  Read more

The Legend of Kung Fu Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The Legend of Kung Fu at Beijing’s Red Theater tells the story of a young monk who dreams of one day becoming a Kung Fu master. The boy’s story is told through ...  Read more

Beijing Opera

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Beijing Opera has been around since the late eighteenth century and was originally performed for the imperial family of the Qing Dynasty. It didn't fare well ...  Read more

Beijing Bullet Train

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Great Wall at Mutianyu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 162 Reviews

Located 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Beijing, the Great Wall at Mutianyu was restored in 1986 after the section at Badaling rose in popularity. This ...  Read more

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