Beijing Things to Do

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  • 1. Forbidden City

    A very serious advice: Pay attention to every detail of the explanation done by our guide (person or book), during the visit: that way you will find out that "peace and harmony" is the dominant...

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  • 2. Great Wall - Mutianyu

    Mutianyu Great Wall Spares a Graffiti Section for Tourists to Write Their Names On March 3 2014, in the Beipu house west of the No. 14 watchtower on the Mutianyu Great Wall in Huairou District,...

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  • 3. Lama Temple - Yonghegong

    Speaking of the Lama Temple, it is an interesting thing. Originally it served as the former residence of Emperor Yong Zheng during the Qing Dynasty. In 1744, the temple was converted into a lamasery....

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  • 4. Tiananmen Square

    The square is so big that even the important buildings at each side seem irrelevant. At the southern side, an austere building flanked by statues in the typical Chinese revolutionary style is the...

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  • 5. Hutongs - Bell and Drum Towers

    Beijing hutongs are not only a great place for walks and shopping but also means for deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture like language or TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) during...

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  • 6. Summer Palace

    Even with the strength of an exterior door or the glittering colors of the decorative doors, they are a detail where Chinese art is always in evidence. Any cultural reason? Maybe! I didn't heard...

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  • 7. Temple of Heaven

    We travelled to this Temple of Heaven as our part of Chinese group tour, on December.The park itself is open daily from 6:00-22:00pm. The relic sites inside the park open at 8:00 and close at 17:30...

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  • 8. Wangfujing Street

    The liveliest street of Beijing is also the most commercial one. That means that, instead of one hour we would need… one week (or several...). In its beginning there are looooots of shops. … Well…...

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  • 9. Great Wall

    1. Badaling Great Wall Badaling Great Wall is located in Yanqing County, 116º 35´ east longitude and 40º 25´ north latitude, 60 kilometers to the northwest of downtown Beijing. To date, this...

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  • 10. Great Wall - Badaling

    In our way to Badaling we passed in another segment of the wall, with an interesting look - I think it was Nankou. Our guide took us further, to Badaling, I don't know exactly why. Maybe because the...

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  • 11. Ming Tombs

    At the entrance of the tombs there's a small museum displaying some artifacts collected in the tombs, and description of their conception. The collection is not very rich, but some pieces are really...

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  • 12. Beihai Park

    Beihai park is a great place to relax, enjoy beauty around . And if you want to escpe from crowded and loud Beijing, you should go here! It's opposite to the Forbidden city (exit) . Cost (in Augut...

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  • 13. Shopping

    This is a high end shopping mall with many sculptures placed throughout the indoor mall. There is also several very good restaurants here. Not the best place for tourists to shop as the stores are...

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  • 14. Jingshan Park

    Jingshan Park is directly north of Forbidden Palace. Most people visit the park in early mornings and day time. However, i recommend taking some time to visit the park in the evening as well. A lot...

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  • 15. Great Wall - Simatai

    Simatai Great Wall is located in Gubeikou Town to the northeast of Miyun County and is 120 km away from downtown Beijing. This part of the Great Wall is famous for steepness, wonderfulness and...

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  • 16. Acrobats Show

    The Tiandi theatre acrobatics show is really worth seeing- a tip on the tickets, however. We got ours from our hostel and I had seen online that the prices dropped for parties of 5 or more. I...

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  • 17. Zoo & Aquarium

    Situated in Xicheng District, the Beijing Zoo is a zoo combining cultivated flower gardens with stretches of natural scenery, including dense groves of trees, stretches of grassland, a small stream,...

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  • 18. Confucius Temple

    When visiting Confucius Temple, you should schedule enough time in your day and read all that is presenting in the exhibition halls. Located on either side of the main courtyard, just before Da Cheng...

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  • 19. Peking Opera

    It is not Italy but you should go to the Opera. The problem is that one has to be accustomed to watching simultanious perfomance on three levels. I cannot provide you with a feedback on this "issue"...

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  • 20. Parks

    At the Temple of Heaven , You can alway find big crowd of people ! They do all kinds of Kongfu in the pine forest to the east of Danbi Bridge. Among them is a group of Tai Chi practitioners. They do...

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  • 21. Fragrant Hills

    Everyone recommends going to the Fragrant Hills to see the leaves turn in autumn, but no one mentions that the city's entire population will be there with you (That's ture). At off-peak times, this...

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  • 22. Teahouses

    This was an extraordinary experience. I was short on time and could not go when they open at 12pm. They were nice enough to open early to accommodate me. I opted for a tea lesson of sorts and I was...

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  • 23. Museums

    The Chinese Horse Culture Museum is located inside the Beijing Great Wall Sunshine Valley Horse Club. It is the first museum in China and also the biggest horse culture, horse art, horse spirit and...

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  • 24. Forbidden City - Imperial Garden

    Passing through Gate of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning Gate), I finally came to the Imperial Garden. I believed most of the visitors had the same feeling as it was a long and stressful walks from...

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  • 25. Forbidden City - Hall of Supreme Harmony

    When I came back from Beijing I had in mind to write about the many individual building and yards of the Forbidden city: each one of them has a separated functionality and history. As long as we are...

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