Beijing

Things to Do & Attractions in Beijing

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Great Wall at Mutianyu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 Reviews

The Great Wall at Mutianyu was fully restored in the 1980s to handle some of the overflow from the increasingly popular Badaling section of the Great Wall of ...  Read more

Temple of Heaven (Tian tan)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 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

Great Wall of China

4 star rating: Recommended 299 Reviews

No trip to Beijing would be complete without a Great Wall experience. Winding along the mountain ridges north of the capital city, the Great Wall of China ...  Read more

Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling)

4 star rating: Recommended 114 Reviews

The UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling) serve as the final resting place for 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty ...  Read more

Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)

4 star rating: Recommended 102 Reviews

The Forbidden City is the largest palace complex in the world, with more than 800 buildings and some 8,000 rooms set in the heart of Beijing. Deemed ...  Read more

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

In 1750, the grand Summer Palace was commissioned by Emperor Qianlong as a lavish lakeside retreat away from the heat of Beijing. Decades later, Empress ...  Read more

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

4 star rating: Recommended 49 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

Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

To experience both wild and restored portions of the Great Wall of China without straying far from Beijing, many visitors choose a guided hike between ...  Read more

Great Wall at Juyongguan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

While the Juyongguan segment of the Great Wall of China is the closest of the open Great Wall sections to Beijing, located just 37 miles (59 km) to the ...  Read more

The Legend of Kung Fu Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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 (Peking Opera) has been around since the late eighteenth century and was originally performed for the imperial family of the Qing Dynasty. It ...  Read more

Beijing Bullet Train

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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

Chaoyang Theatre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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

Confucius Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Drum and Bell Tower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Back when Beijing consisted of single-story courtyard houses organized into hutongs , the Drum and Bell Towers in central Beijing dominated the landscape. ...  Read more

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