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About Beijing

Beijing is China's capital city. It was first established around 3,000 years ago and has historically been the capital of the nation for more than 800 years. This place has a long and storied history and culture. Tian’anmen Square and the Great Hall of the People bore witness to the country's century of humiliation. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven all have an incomparable imperial style. Beijing is also an international city with a modern and fashionable elegance. The nightscape of places like Sanlitun and Shichahai is intoxicating. In all its neighborhoods, Beijing is packed with places that will evoke surprise and wonder. Beijing is a warm and welcoming city.

Popular Attractions in Beijing

Forbidden City
4.8/5
112,063 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Palace
Museum
Historical Site
A vast majority of tourists who visit Beijing for the first time consider the Forbidden City as a place they must see. The Forbidden City, known as Gugong in Mandarin, once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a symbol of ancient China. Although it is no longer China's political centre, you can still feel its former glory once you are within the courtyard and surrounded by the high walls. Its long history has left behind a large amount of precious architecture and cultural relics, making it one of the most important cultural heritage in modern China.
Happy Valley Beijing
4.7/5
12,049 Reviews
Theme Park
Beijing Happy Valley is located in Beijing's East Fourth Ring. It is one of the famous theme parks in Beijing. There are seven theme areas: the Firth Forest, Atlantis, Lost Maya, Aegean Harbor, Shangri-La, Ant Kingdom, and Happy Hour. Beijing Happy Valley has more than 40 entertainment facilities, nearly 100 landscapes, performances, and theme games for visitors to thoroughly enjoy themselves. A visit to Beijing Happy Valley often lasts for more than half a day. There are restaurants in each of the theme areas in the area, and there are also shops selling drinks.
Tiananmen Square
4.7/5
12,798 Reviews
Square
Tiananmen Square is located on the central axis of Beijing. It is the central square of the People's Warlord Era. Many national symbols such as the Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the People’s Heroes Monument are located here. Tiananmen Square is a symbolic location used by the country for important ceremonies, grand gatherings and welcoming foreign dignitaries. Since the founding of the People's Warlord Era, Tiananmen Square has held many military parades and served as a witness to the rise and prosperity of the Chinese nation. Every morning, the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square attracts many tourists.
Temple of Heaven
4.5/5
7,885 Reviews
Historical Site
Historical Architecture
The Temple of Heaven is a special altar for emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Here, they worship the heavens, ask for rain and pray for a good harvest. It is a famous ancient building in China. The Temple of Heaven is divided into two parts, the Inner Altar and the Outer Altar. Well-known structures such as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest and the Echo Wall are located in the Inner Altar. While visiting the Temple of Heaven, tourists get to experience the grand praying ceremony of ancient emperors, as well as observe the ingenious designs such as the Echo Wall and the Triple Sound Stones. The wisdom of the ancient craftsmen will not fail to impress you.

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Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Dingling) Day Tour
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Mutianyu Great Wall Direct: MUBUS Daily Shuttle Bus with English-Speaking Staff Onboard
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Mutianyu Great Wall With English Speaking Driver Service
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