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
    232 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. Definitely a bucket list item.

  • 2
    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Ranked #2 overall in Beijing things to do
    212 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 was one of the most impressive sites in Beijing, due to its sheer size and design. The lake is lovely and you can rent boats to go out and ...

  • 4
    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

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

    A Square with a tragic history. Definitely worth the visit. What is really interesting is that if you ask young Chinese people what happened there they won’t be able to ...

  • 5
    Temple of Heaven

    Temple of Heaven

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

    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

    far from the city center. dominates by modern art. there are sometimes interesting exhibitions here.

  • 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

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

    Visited this on my first visit to Beijing. I find it quite touristy and very crowded. The climb was also steep and slippery. I like the Mutianyu part better because ...

  • 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
    54 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withNightlifeFoodiesTrendsters

    Great shopping area and a place to see Chinese trendsters, youngsters, various kind of foodstuff, roasted mutton and many ....

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