Things to see in Beijing

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Beijing.
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  • When I went to China, it was an adventure. When we were at Tiananmen Square, we found some guides who offered to take us out to the wall for 100RMB, so we took them up on their offer. We went in the dead of winter, so when we get th...
  • The name Forbidden City is derived from the rule that only the emperors and their court could enter the premises, with the exception of a select students who received the highest scores on a national exam (the "Emperor's Exam")and c...
  • This impressive building, which houses the palace which was once used as a summer residence of Chinese emperors, is one of the most visited monuments of Beijing. To visit and see everything you'll have to spend at least all morning ...
  • The Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties offered sacrifices to heaven to pray for bountiful harvests. Located in the Tiantan Park Gongyuan, south of Beijing. The attached video is priceless, i...
  • Beijing's legendary Tiananmen Square is the largest square in the world. It is one of the places where you can really "feel" the history. With 440,000 square meters and 880 meters long by 500 wide, this square was conceived by China...
  • You can take advantage of your last day in Beijing by doing some last-minute shopping (Silk Market is very touristy, and therefore more expensive), or at other more native-like places such as the Panjiayuan Market (on the street of ...
  • My trip to Beijing was great. It was one of the trips that I enjoyed the most of all. Why? The language, because hardly anyone spoke English (almost no hotels even) and I DO NOT SPEAK CHINESE. I loved Pekin but perhaps I saw it all ...
  • It is the main area of ​​the celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and is now one of the most emblematic places of the city. It is located to the north, and is easily accessible by metro. I recommend going at sunset to see i...
  • The Nine Dragons Wall is in the Imperial Palace, or the Forbidden City in Beijing. It was built in 1771 and is the largest out of the three walls of its kind in China. This wall, which is 30 meters long and 3.5 meters high, is made ...
  • Within the Lama Temple in Beijing City, there exists a special room for me, because it symbolizes the past, present and future through Buddha. It is called the Harmony Hall Yong. In the room towards the center you can find the Buddh...
  • Located next to Tiananmen Garden is the Beijing National Grand Theater, a spectacular building that breaks up the surrounding landscape. Within it you can see shows of great renown, including theater, dance, and opera. The building ...
  • The quintessential Wall of China is one of the most visited sites in the country of China. The section that is usually visited by most tourists is the first part, which has a completely rebuilt wall and is closest to the center of B...
  • Panjiayuan Market is the best place you can go to on either Saturday or Sunday. Here you can find all kinds of crafts and curiosities at good prices. You can buy all sorts of Chinese objects: calligraphy, souvenirs, antiques. Above ...
  • I remember with a lot of fondness the afternoon of April 2009, when I arrived to the park believing I was seeing another corner of the Chinese capital. During that tour, in the hummed and hot Pekin afternoon, I looked around me and ...
  • Riding on a "Forever", the quintessential bike of Beijing, the city shows itself to be more genuine and authentic. Immersed in a chaotic traffic we felt like citizens while we dodged a bus while it stopped to pick up passengers.
  • This is an interesting market to be able to buy textile, etc., but do not ever buy anything related to computers, I bought a memory card for my camera and nothing worked properly, not to mention the iPad. For clothes it is fine but ...
  • When I went for a stroll through Beijing at night, we had seen on the map close our hotel a few lakes, so we went towards them. What in the map were 3-4 streets, took us almost 1 hour to get to, because there are big blocks . Once t...
  • The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is undoubtedly the most emblematic building of the Temple of Heaven. Many, in fact, get confused and every time someone speaks of the Temple of Heaven they think of this building. Well, this room ...
  • It was February when I went to China, I visited a lot of little haunts, saw a lot of places, talked to many people; it was winter and very, very cold. A group of Chinese people who "wanted to train" for the Olympics in their city. T...
  • This Flea Market is a large complex called Panjiayuan. There you will find all kinds of products, ranging from antiques belonging to older generations as well as many embroidered objects from Tibet, traditional tea cups and hand pai...
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