Beijing Things to Do

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  • 26. 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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  • 27. Forbidden City - Nine Dragon Screen Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When you reach the Nine-Dragon Screen, this is just the beginning palace in the far-east of Forbidden City. You will pass the Gate of the Norms of Government (Huangji Gate) to see Gate of Peace and...

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  • 28. 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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  • 29. Temple of Heaven - Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The main area of this temple is called the Hall of Prayer for good harvest. Dominated by a high building atop a round staircase, this wide temple was built in the 15th century and carefully restored...

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  • 30. Churches

    Wangfujing Cathedral is also known as St. Joseph Cathedral . It is located at central business district of Wangfujing. This is not a big church , but the architecture stands out in the area because it...

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  • 31. Olympics 2008

    It was visible in Beijing the importance of the games for the country. Everything was being carefully prepared, and the huge volume of construction, is mostly directed to them. Roads, bridges,...

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  • 32. Kunming Lake

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kunming Lake is the largest lake or the main scene of the entire Summer Palace. It covers three quarter of the landscape in Summer Palace, that is 2.2 square Kilometers land. You can get a great view...

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  • 33. 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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  • 34. Forbidden City - Gate & Palace of Heavenly Purity

    5 out of 5 stars

    After so many closed and empty rooms, it was interesting to see inside this large room. It is not too different from the other, but much more composed. With the imperial throne in place, surrounded...

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  • 35. Forbidden City - Meridian Gate

    The entrance to the Forbidden City is one of the two best known images of China - the big red wall with Mao's picture (the other is the wall, of course!). That image makes part of Tiananmen square,...

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  • 36. Universities

    The Haidian District is famous for its universities and colleges and one of the best to visit is Peking University. You can wander the grounds and find a peaceful respite from the traffic and...

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  • 37. The Hutongs

    In the early morning, we walked around small alleys near our hotel. We discovered this ancient shopping district, South Luogu Alley. This is the place where you can enjoy coffee and breakfast in one...

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  • 38. Chinese Military History Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a real man's museum! Everything you can possible think of to do with warfare is exhibited here in this huge museum located in the west of the city centre. You're greeted by a large status of...

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  • 39. Daoist Temples

    White Cloud Temple. This is a still working Daoist Temple, which is said to be founded in the year 739 of the Tang-Dynasty. The buildings, which you see today, are mainly from the Qing-Dynasty. It is...

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  • 40. Forbidden City - Gate of Supreme Harmony

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Gate of Supreme Harmony is called "Taihe Gate" in Mandarin. It is the gate for the emperor to enter the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Others had to use the Gate of Manifesting Virtues and Gate of Moral...

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  • 41. Palace of Prince Gong

    We went to Prince Gong after spending a wonderful morning at the Summer Palace. How I wish we had stayed at the Summer Palace! Prince Gong was over run with huge tour groups all with loud speakers,...

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  • 42. Kung Fu Show

    4 out of 5 stars

    At the Beijing Red Theatre there is a daily performance at 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm called "The Legend of Kung Fu". Part dance, part acrobatics and with some Kung Fu moves, it tells a touching story too....

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  • 43. Markets

    1. Ben Tu Yi Shi (literally means Local Idea) is a nostalgia shop, where you will see a variety of past thermos bottles, enamel mugs and others. In the daily shopping environment, you will closely...

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  • 44. Forbidden City - Palace Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The collections of the Palace Museum are based on the Qing imperial collection. According to the results of a 1925 audit, some 1.17 million items were stored in the Forbidden City. However, some of...

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  • 45. Seventeen Arch Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seventeen-Arch Bridge is located east of Kunming Lake. It is the only bridge that connects to the South Lake Island. It was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799). It is the largest...

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  • 46. The Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park

    The Ming City Wall, first built over 580 years ago, in 1419, or the 17th year of Emperor Yongle's reign in the Ming Dynasty, used to run about 40 kilometers. The remaining relic, which is about 1.5...

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  • 47. Temple of Heaven - Echo Wall

    4 out of 5 stars

    This temple is a complex construction, where we start to be dominated by its main and central building, and keep on discovering new strange details, whose purpose it's impossible to understand without...

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  • 48. Tower of Buddhist Incense

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Being in a package has a few advantages but many inconveniences! I loved the visit of Summer Palace, but the couple of hours that we had were not enough. I'm not the kind of tourist that needs to know...

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  • 49. Marble Boat

    The Marble Boat is also called Qingyanfang Boat, is located in the northwest of Kunming Lake. It was first built in 1750 with a Chinese-style wooden superstructure on it. Unfortunately in 1860, the...

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  • 50. Festivals

    Xishan Badachu is the core of the Beijing Daxishan Scenic Area. The scenery in the park looks natural and is full of Buddhist peace. Since the Tang Dynasty in ancient China, over 50 temples have been...

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