Northern China

Northern China Attractions

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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)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

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

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

Beijing Capital Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 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

Beijing National Stadium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

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

Beijing Opera

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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

Chaoyang Park

Built in 1984 on the site of a former imperial palace, Beijing’s Chaoyang Park is the largest park in the city and a great place to spend a morning or ...  Read more

Chaoyang Theatre

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 35 Reviews

If you’re planning to see a Chinese acrobatics show while in China -- and you should, since the young acrobats here are wildly talented -- Beijing’s Chaoyang ...  Read more

China World Trade Center

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

Confucius Temple

A quiet sanctuary away from the smoggy streets of Beijing, the restored main hall of this temple contains a statue of the sage Kongzi (Confucius). It is the ...  Read more

Donghuamen Night Market

Follow the sizzle of wok frying and the shouts of the vendors to this quintessential Beijing experience. Donghuamen (Dong Hua Men) night market is ...  Read more

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