Things to Do in Beijing in Winter

By Lydia, February 2013

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Winter is Beijing‘s off season, making it the quietest time to visit the city’s best attractions. While the cold can get bitter in this northern capital, the city’s charm is magnified anytime it gets a fresh blanket of snow. From temple festivals and winter sports to world-class museums, there’s plenty to do in Beijing in winter.

Go Ice Skating- Since Beijing winters tend to get very cold, the city’s ponds and lakes transform into picturesque outdoor skating rinks. Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace offers ice skating as well as ice biking, fishing and sledding.

Visit Beijing’s Museums- On those days when the wind and cold get too bitter for outdoor activities, stay inside with a tour of Beijing’s many museums and art galleries. Don’t miss the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, Beijing Capital Museum and National Museum of China, some of the best in the city.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Beijing Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Beijing.

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