Beijing Shi Things to Do

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Beijing Shi Things to Do

  • Forbidden City - The Palace Museum

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    better to buy tickets in the North Side (Gate of Divine Might) facing the Jinghsan Park and Hill rather than in the Meridian Gate Sideat the south as there are less crowds and lines at the ticket booths here and you can start your trek here and walk up to the Mao Maosoleum in Tiananmen Square, about 3 kilometers of walking all in all. Opens: 8:30...

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  • Summer Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Summer Palace was all I expected with many places to take the great photos. It is like a Chinese art painting with the captivating lake and beautiful temples dotting the hills. The air in the park is so fresh and the flowers were in bloom all over the park. We booked our trip from a Beijing local tour operator (www.beijingholiday.com ), so we...

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  • Great Wall of China - Mutianyu

    5 out of 5 stars

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    We made a booking with Novotel concierge for a day trip to the Wall at Mutianyu as we had heard that this place was excellent for a walk along the wall without the crowds of the sections nearer Beijing, and also with fantastic views of the surrounding mountainous countryside. We were quoted a price for two of 940RMB which seemed fair for a trip of...

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  • Temple of Heaven

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Located at the Imperial City (the Imperial City is larger than the Forbidden City which is a part of the Imperial City) and in present day Dongcheng District, the Temple of Heaven iswhere the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) held the Heaven Worship Ceremony as they are represented as the Son of...

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  • Tiananmen Square

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Most people know that Tiananmen Square, named after Tiananmen (the gate), in the heart of Beijing, is large but it is not until you visit it that you can truly appreciate how large it is. At 850m by 550m the ‘rectangular square’ is the largest public square in the world by a long shot. The square in its current concrete slab form is a 1950s...

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  • Great Wall of China - Badaling

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    THIS is one of the amazing place i visited ,if u want to see this place u need to wake up early in the morning ..!!! u need to be ready with ur energy around it will take u tole while climpling up u need proper shoes ,trust me it will be crowed u will find lot inclind walk and decling walk, dnt go went it is raining it seroius dangerous of...

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  • Lama Temple - Yonghegong

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    It is the temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing, China. Also known as the Yonghe temple. This Tibetanm Temple was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince. However, in 1744 the Qing Dynasty formally changed...

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  • Great Wall of China

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    included is the certificate that you have visited a Unesco World Heritage Site and this picture taking with souvenir is available at the various sections of the Great Wall around Beijing like in Juyongguan Section or Badaling Section and Mutianyu Section, etc. Usually a friend of your tour guide will take a picture of you and your group and then...

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  • Beihai Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    a tibetan Buddhist stupa in the Tibetan buddhist temple in Qiuongha Island in Behai Park called the Dagoba by Tibetans and Bai Tai by Han Chinese, built by Qing Emperor Shunzhi in 1751, made the Behai Park a Landmark and easily seen from the Forbidden City as the Behai Park is part of the Larger Imperial City (Forbidden City is part of Imperial...

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  • Wangfujing Street

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Wangfujing is one of the most popular shopping street in Beijing, China. Lined with many interesting shops selling everything from fashion, traditional arts, ornaments and delicious local food, Wangfujing is a great place for casual shopping and sightseeing of the rich Chinese history/impressive traditional buildings. And do not forget to visit...

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  • Ming Tombs

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    a picture of the late People's Republic Chairman Mao Zedong on a visit in the Ming Dynasty Tombs. there is a large a picture of the late People's Republic Chairman Mao Zedong on a visit in the Ming Dynasty Tombs which he visited right after he captures Beijing from the Nationalist Forces of Chiang Kai Shek in 1948 and he said that the Ming Tombs...

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  • Jingshan Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 less crowds and a peaceful night walk. The city is beautifully lit, especially forbidden city and the Lama stupa at Bei Hai park. While you not see any...

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  • Chairman Mao Memorial Hall - Mao's...

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    This review is on the building and sculptures around it. For details of my internal visit see my separate review - Visit Chairman Mao Zedong. The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall or Mao’s Mausoleum is located at the southern end of Tiananmen Square between the Monument to the People’ s Heroes and Zhengyangmen Gate. The size of the square and buildings...

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  • Beijing Zoo

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    the cute and cuddly pandas of China the Giant Pandas of the Panda House is the Beijing Zoo's number one attraction and has a separate admission charge of 5 RMB per person when entering the separate enclosure. The Beijing Panda House is composed of two parts, namely the Asian Games Panda House and Beijing Olympic Games Panda House and there are a...

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  • Teahouses

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    This is a small tea house associated with Grandma's Private Home Cuisine. The owner's name is Jacky Li. He has a very interesting story. He was an advertising executive who is famous in that area some time ago when he became ill and decided to leave it all behind for a live of art, meditation and drinking tea for its health benefits. During this...

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  • Bell and Drum Towers

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    At the top of the Bell Tower is a single bell that is 47.9 meters in height and has a surface area of 1478 square meters. The bell was used for time announcements which had a particular system. The system included 18 fast strikes, 18 slow strikes and 18 strikes that were nether fast nor slow. This was done twice and equaled 108 strikes. The last...

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  • Donghuamen Night Market

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    I love street vendors. I did not know about this area until I took a taxi to my hotel one night and drove past this line of vendors. To focus on the exotic or should I say the nightmarish, these vendors had plenty of little critters to sample. Both from land and sea. An amazing assortment of scorpions, tarantula's, snake, worms, centipedes,...

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  • Great Wall of China - Simatai

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    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 weirdness. Simatai Great wall is exquisite in its details and is grand as a whole, which is the only part of ancient Great Walls with the original features...

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  • National Stadium - Olympics

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    the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympics is the Iconic Bird's Nest and is also known as the National Stadium. The Bird's Nest was finished in march of 2008 as the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and built using millions of tons of Steel and Twenty-four trussed columns encase the inner bowl of the Stadium, hence the Monicker Bird's Nest....

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  • Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum

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    Gouzijian Museum is also known as the Imperial College. The college was built in 1306, several years after the construction of Confucius Temple. The college was constructed right next to the temple in accordance with Chinese tradition where a temple is always to the left of a school. The museum is well laid out with exhibition halls and lecture...

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  • Hutongs

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    This Hutong is directly south of the Drum Tower. It is a bit crowded and will lead you directly to Huo Hai Lake. There are many shops here and a good way to cut into Huo Hai after leaving the Drum and Bell Towers.

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  • Yuanmingyuan - Old Summer Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The 5th Annual Royal Temple Fair Yuanmingyuan will once again play host to a temple fair to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The fair will take place between January 31 and February 6. Lots of events and activities including dances, and a Black Swan photo contest will go on throughout the week. There will also be an ice rink and about 3,000...

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  • Peking Opera

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    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" because at the time of my visit there was no performance.

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  • Tiananmen Gate - Gate of Heavenly Peace

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    In your excitement about being in the world’s largest public square and making your way through Tiananmen (the gate) to enter the Forbidden City, you could be forgiven for missing these white marble columns, one on either side of the gate on the outside and two more on the other side of the gate once you do pass through. These 10 metre high...

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  • Military Museum of Chinese People's...

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Named as " Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution This is the biggest military museum we have visited so far in 2010. The entrance fee at that time was 45 yuan, but now it is free entrance since 2012. Before you are allowed to enter they ask for identifications and you must have your passport. Inside the museum there is a souvenir...

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  • Panjiayuan Flea Market

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    Those who are avid tea drinkers, know the importance of a Yixing tea pot. If you have the knowledge, this is a great place to purchase a Yixing tea pot. These tea pots come in a variety of quality and knowing the differences is important in getting a good deal. I drink a lot of tea and I'm starting to collect these special tea pots. Again,...

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  • Qian Mem - Arrow Tower - Zheng yang men

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    The watchtower was an integral part of Zhengyangmen and only it and the gatehouse remain of this, the largest and one of the most important gates on Beijing's 1400s Inner City wall. I suggest you read my review on the Zhengyangmen gatehouse prior to this one as I have not repeated relevant background information in that review here. The watchtower...

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  • Silk Market - Xiu Shui

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    The silk market is a large building and has little to do with buying silk. It's more of a bargain basement sales. Set up many cubical stores for about 6 floors, some of the sales people can be very aggressive. If you enter a store and receive a price, you rarely have to negotiate. Just walk out of the store and the price will drop every step you...

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  • Fragrant Hills

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    Red leaves in Beijing Fragrant Hill, one of the most magnificent scenes in Beijing, enjoy the international fame and attract thousands of visitors annually. In every autumn period, crowds will cover the entire hill to appreciate red leaves. There are many kinds of red leaves in Fragrant Hill. Most of them are sumac trees and maple trees. Red...

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  • Massage

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    I was fortunate to find this place right around the corner from where I was staying. Glad I walked in to check it out. There's nothing better than a foot massage after a long day of walking the city. Dragonfly is small but very nicely decorated. I was escorted into a room that had two reclining chairs, for couples. The chair was comfortable and...

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  • Great Wall of China - Juyongguan Pass

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    assorted views around the Juyongguan section of the Great wall. Again the Juyonguan Great Wall has less tourists and more legroom to explore. Connected with the Badaling Great Wall in the north, this section of the Great Wall is featured by the grand Juyongguan Pass. The Juyongguan Pass is situated in the middle of a long valley and has a girth...

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  • Gong Wang Fu - Prince Kung's Mansion

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    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, the gardens looked terrible (probably due to the season) and the toilets were really awful due to the vast number of people queuing for them. I wouldn't...

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  • National Museum of China

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    When most people think of ancient history they think in terms of thousands of years ago. Not so in China where the National Museum of China has decreed that Ancient China ended in 1840 with the onset of the First Opium War. Thankfully, otherwise I and, I suspect, many of my readers would be deemed products of the dark ages or, at best, the middle...

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  • Monument of the People's Heroes

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    The centre of the square is dominated by a high monument, always with a honor guard. It is the Monument to the People's Heroes, commemorating the martyrs who devoted their lives to the Chinese people. With almost 38 meters, it is the biggest monument in Chinese history. I noticed that the young guards' uniform changed a lot, which means that...

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  • Tianenmen Square - Flag Ceremony

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    I hadn’t planned on visiting the flag raising or lowering ceremony held daily in Tiananmen Square. I don’t like hanging around waiting for things to happen and as such don’t do it unless I think it’s going to be worth it. We had spent a very long and tiring day sightseeing and, as chance would have it, were passing through Tiananmen Square en...

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  • Kung Fu Show - Red Theatre

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    The building, a steel structure that looks like scaffolding in the daytime, is completely ablaze in red light at night. The color red in China signifies prosperity, good fortune, & joy. Formerly known as the Chongwen Workers Cultural Palace, the Beijing Red Theatre is home to a twice nightly performance of the Legend of Kung Fu Show. I wouldn't...

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  • Acrobatics Show - Chaoyang Theatre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Amazing Acrobats of Beijing is being shown at the Chaoyang Theater. The Chaoyang Acrobatic show is a daily venture that starts at 7:00 pm and the show lasts from 1 1/2 hours and it features the talented acrobats from all over china and you would see various death defying stunts by the performers and they perform various flying acrobatic tricks and...

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  • Acrobatics Show - Tianqiao Acrobatic...

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    Acrobatic shows are very popular in China and they contribute a lot to the world's acrobacy scene. If you visit Beijing, you shouldn't miss one of these shows. There are 2 different acrobatic shows and we watched Tianqiao Acrobatic Theatre. It was very interesting and worth watching. There are 2 shows in the evening, but depending on the demand one...

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  • Zhongshan Park

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    If you visit Zhongshan Park, be sure to find the pond and check out the water lily's. In May and June they are in full bloom. The pond has a purple and a white variety. The best view point is at Waterside Pavilion.

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  • Great Hall of the People - Renmin...

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    The Soviet style (and designed) Great Hall of the People lies to the west of Tiananmen Square. Given the sheer size the square the buildings in and around it look much smaller than they actually are. Make no mistake, this building is huge, covering an area of 150,000sqm. Believe it or not, the twelve light-gray marble colonnades on the front of the...

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  • Itinerary Planning

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    A tour guide will absolutely facilitates your journey, and I recommended a website for you, which includes all the information on your Beijing travel from airport transfer to must-see attractions.http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/

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  • Capital Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

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    This museum has been formerly located in the Confuzius Temple. Now it has a spectacular new buidling at Fuxingmen Wai road. The architecture is very interesting and modern. Inside you find an exhibition displaying the history of Beijing. Art and crafts from first finds about 460.000 years old til modern times are exhibited in modern halls. Buddhas...

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  • Ancient Observatory - Guguanxiangtai

    4 out of 5 stars

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    This Observatory was built in 1442 and is one of the oldest in the world. It is located in part of the old Ming Dynasty city wall that once encircled Beijing, on a raised platform. It served the Ming and Qing astronomers in their star-gazing reports for the Emperor. As he was considered the Son of Heaven, the movements of the heavenly bodies were...

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  • Great Wall of China - Jinshanling...

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    This hike can be done in either direction. I opted to sleep over night at Simatai and take a taxi the following morning to Jinshanling. Accounts of the distance for this hike varied so I wanted to get an early start. Once at Jinshanling, there are three option to get onto the Great Wall with one of them being a cable car right from the parking area...

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  • Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park

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    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 kilometers long, used to be part of the inner city wall of Beijing. It is the longest section of the city wall which remains in the city, and an...

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