Things to do in Beijing

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    Great Wall of China (万里长城)

    Great Wall of China (万里长城)

    Ranked #1 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.2240 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    It is cool to be in a place that is so famous. Saying like, ohhh after that much time I have been able to be here. However, as anything you ...

  • 2
    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Ranked #2 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.0215 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    Although it tends to be crowded and full of tourists (both foreign and native Chinese) it has a good reason for being so highly visited. Beautiful, full of history and ...

  • 3
    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Ranked #3 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.0190 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace, Popular
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyArtsy

    Huge garden, lake and palaces. It was imperial summer retreat in Qing dynasty. Especially famous for it's long hallways.

  • 4
    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Ranked #4 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.2148 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    The center of the universe when it comes to China. You can't go to Beijing and not stroll by at the very least

  • 5
    Temple of Heaven

    Temple of Heaven

    Ranked #5 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.7114 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryArtsyAdventure

    Completed during the Ming dynasty, the temple of heaven is one of the largest temple in China. It’s a UNESCO site due to the wood pillars inside. It was here ...

  • 6
    Mutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城)

    Mutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城)

    Ranked #6 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.386 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyHistory

    Characterized with unique style in architecture, Mutianyu Great Wall assembles numerous watchtowers, being a strategic pass. Both sides of the city have buttress. In the south east directions are 3 ...

  • 7
    798 Art Zone (北京798艺术区)

    798 Art Zone (北京798艺术区)

    Ranked #7 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.777 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Art Gallery, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyStudentsTrendsters

    a fantastic place where you can meet all the arstitic friends and enjoy yourself,just won't regret!

  • 8
    Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)

    Bird Nest National Stadium (国家体育场)

    Ranked #8 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.087 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesArtsy

    The building is beautiful, but in 2014, the location is virtually dead. Incredible lack of tourists and locals on a Saturday in Beijing. It just wasn't very exciting to be ...

  • 9
    Great Wall at Badaling (八达岭长城)

    Great Wall at Badaling (八达岭长城)

    Ranked #9 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.572 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Absolutely fabulous place... You need to go for sure. You can either take a bus or hike up. I haven't hiked so not sure how difficult it is but shouldn't ...

  • 10
    Wang Fu Jing Shopping Area (王府井)

    Wang Fu Jing Shopping Area (王府井)

    Ranked #10 overall in Beijing things to do
    7.655 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withNightlifeFoodiesTrendsters

    Really nice place, there's a small street where all sorts of typical Chinese snacks are sold, really lights up in the evening. As a plus they have forever 21!!

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