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Northern China Attractions

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world, started life in the late 17th century as a residence for ...  Read more

Great Wall at Badaling

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Few bucket lists are complete without a walk along the Great Wall of China, famously one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site ...  Read more

Beijing Hutongs

4 star rating: Recommended 13 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

China World Trade Center

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Nowhere is China’s rapid modernization more apparent than in Beijing at the China World Trade Center. Completed in 2010, the complex houses Beijing’s tallest ...  Read more

Jingshan Park (Yingshan Gongyuan)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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

Beijing Zoo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Some 500 different species of animals and more than 14,500 furry friends call the 220-acre Beijing Zoo home. This popular destination, which attracts roughly ...  Read more

Olympic Green (Olympic Park)

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

In just a few years since Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games, the structures built within the Olympic Green (Olympic Park) have become just as ...  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, however, 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 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 National Stadium

Niaochao, more commonly referred to as the Beijing National Stadium or the Bird’s Nest, was designed and constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and has ...  Read more

CCTV Headquarters

The China Central Television (or CCTV) Headquarters is situated within an unusually-shaped skyscraper in Beijing’s central business district. This seemingly ...  Read more

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