Read the following introductions for attractions in Beijing. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.
Top Beijing Attractions
Location: City center, at the north of Tiananmen Square, Beijing Municipality. Opening time: 08:30 - 17:00 (Apr 1 - Oct 31, tickets not available after 16:00, la...
Badaling Great Wall
Chinese name: 八达岭长城 (Badaling Changcheng) Location: Yanqing County, about 70 kilometers northwest from Beijing, Beijing Municipality, Northern China. Great Wall total...
Location: Haidian District, at the northwest suburb of Beijing (15 km away from city center), Beijing Municipality Opening time: 07:00-17:00 (Nov.1 - Mar.31, low seas...
Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)
Beijing National Stadium, known as Birds Nest for its shape, is the major stadium and a landmark of Beijing 2008 summer Olympic Games. Served as the site for most sports as well as opening and closing ceremonies during the event, it had witnessed many magnificent performances of records breaking.
Famous Ancient Towns
Ancient land of Beijing, Chuandixia village is an ancient and well-preserved mountain village filled with many historical relics and an architecture of outstanding beauty. The village is also holding the name of the Potala Palace in Beijing due to its unique construction style.
As China's symbol like Great Wall, the Forbidden City is the most important masterpiece of Chinese history and culture. The Museum was for centuries the imperial place for 24 emperors since Ming Dynasty and is the place where millions of preserved historical relics have been collected and displayed.
- Badaling Great Wall
- Mutianyu Great Wall
- Ming Tombs
- Hutong Tours in Rickshaw
- Jinshanling Great Wall
- The Old Dragon Head (Laolongtou) Scenic Spot
- Huangyaguan Great Wall
- Shanhai Pass / Shanhai Guan
- Simatai Great Wall of Beijing
- Prince Gong's Mansion
- Beijing Confucius Temple
- Jiankou Great Wall
- Juyongguan Great Wall
- Huanghuacheng Great Wall
- Beijing Ancient Observatory
- Tiananmen Square
Local Residential Houses
Houhai Bar Street
The Houhai Bar Street in the famous Shichahai area of Beijing is a place where traditional Chinese and westernculture hits. Started in 2000, now over 120 bars make it one of the most bustling places and an ideal choice in the evening for people who visit Beijing and prefer killing time in a bar.
The Sacred Way
Constructed for more than one hundred years since 1435 as the attached annex of the world-famous Ming Tombs, the 7.3 kilometers long Sacred Way is as a matter of fact the main way leading to the thirteen imperial tombs and presents the magnificent splendor of the imperial power of the Ming Dynasty.
Summer Palace holds its name to perfection as it was where emperors and imperial family used to retreat in summer away from the heat. This ancient royal garden consists of palaces, temples, gardens, pavilions, lakes and corridors fully radiating the natural beauty and grandeur of imperial gardens.
Temples, Monasteries and Mosques
The Temple of Heaven
One of the symbols of Beijing and a place of worship of emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties, Temple of Heaven is famous for its large-scale and amazing architecture. It is a complex of Taoist buildings even bigger than Forbidden City figuring as the largest ancient sacred place of worship in China.
Originally an imperial garden in Ming Dynasty, the reconstructed Beijing Zoo is the oldest zoo with most rare animals in China feeding more than 20000 animals of over 900 varieties, e.g. giant pandas, elephas maximuses, panthers, snub-nosed monkeys, albino tigers, crested ibises, Yangtze alligators.
Waters(rivers, lakes, waterfalls)
Appreciating Willows along the Chang River
Considered as The Imperial River inBeijing,ChangRiverwas a waterway must be passed when the imperial family went to royal palaces and gardens in the western suburb In Ming and Qing dynasties. Lines of willows and peaches were planted on sides of the river and greatly added charm to the river.
As one of the three great gorges in the outskirt of Beijing, Longqing Gorge is often described as the mini Three Gorge or the mini-Li River. Located 80km north of Beijing, the gorge stretches 7000m with a width of between 30-50m, and above the gorge rests towering and unusual stone structures.
Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills) Park
Xiangshan Park, named as fragrant due to its censer (xianglu in Chinese) shape stalactite on the top of the hill and fragrant smell of apricot blossom, is a historical royal park with natural and cultural attractions. As a green valley and oxygen bar, it especially famous for red leaves in autumn.
Taoyuan Fairy Valley
Surrounded by water on three sides and protected by mountains on all sides,Taoyuan Fairy Valley is an ecological tourist destination where tourists can enjoy sunrise on the Great Wall. It is covered with dense forest and streams, totaling over 80 landscapes and creating a gallery of natural beauty.