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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
    233 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    The wall is simply amazing, no matter where you decide to climb it. You may want to try out several access points, as the views will be different. Depending on ...

  • 2
    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

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

    So much history here and it takes 4 hours to just walk from one direction to the other. It’s amazing to see that emperors used to live here with their ...

  • 3
    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Summer Palace (颐和园)

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

    This place is HUGE. Definitely save a few solid hour of your day to explore this city-like temple. Really cool that you can sail around the lake! Beautiful palace, great ...

  • 4
    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

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

    You won't miss this piece of land as it is usually flocked by tourists. Come here in the day and come back at night as it is a very different ...

  • 5
    Temple of Heaven

    Temple of Heaven

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

    Situated to south of Beijing's central district is the beautiful Temple of Heaven. This Daoist temple is set on a vast property that is dotted with buildings, shrines, parks, recreation ...

  • 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
    85 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    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
    75 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Art Gallery, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyStudentsTrendsters

    798 Art Zone is the center of Beijing's modern and thriving art scene. The venue is a series of decommissioned military warehouse that house installations and exhibitions year round. You'll ...

  • 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
    86 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesArtsy

    Simply called as "Birds Nest", If you wanna experience the Stadium this is for you

  • 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
    72 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    This is the Disney version of the Great Wall. It still gets three stars but the "wild wall" at Simatai is far more impressive in my book.

  • 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
    55 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withNightlifeFoodiesTrendsters

    Great people watching! Lots of options for shopping and eating. Be sure to visit the 'treat street' and also the night food stands.

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