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Beijing Attractions; What to See in Beijing

Need to cut down the things to do and see in Beijing, because of the short vacation time? Generally, it is doable to see the iconic sites of Beijing in one day, while needs a week to explore and experience its hidden charm thoroughly. A one or two day Beijing tour requires very carefully selection about choosing what to do and see.

In that spirit, we, our customers, real tourists and Beijing locals strongly recommend the following places to visit in Beijing, as well as top 10 Beijing tours; Top 10 Things to Do & See; Top 10 Attractions; One Day to See the Best.


38 Attractions of Beijing (sorted by visitor popularity)

  • Beijing Forbidden City Tours5 star

    Forbidden City Beijing

    a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chinese historical relics, imperial palace, palatial architecture, massive courtyards, experience royalty life, admire valuable Chinese culture treasures
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  • Tiananmen Square Beijing 5 star

    Tiananmen Square Beijing

    world's largest square, Tiananmen tower, national flag rising and lowering, monument of people's heroes, great hall of people, memorial hall of Chairman Mao, national museum of China
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  • The Great Wall of China5 star

    The Great Wall of China

    Greatest Tourist Attraction in the World; Greatest Human Feat in History; The Goal of Millions of tourists; The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world. The longest wall in the world, it is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture
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  • Ming Tombs Beijing 5 star

    Ming Tombs Beijing

    a UNESCO world heritage site, Tombs for 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty, Sacred Way, Dingling Tomb, Changling Tomb
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  • Summer Palace, Beijing Yihe Yuan 5 star

    Summer Palace Beijing

    a UNESCO world cultural heritage, largest imperial garden in the world; relax in the wonderful gardens, enjoy the classical Chinese garden architecture, experience Chinese ideal of harmony between man and nature
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  • Temple of Heaven, Beijing Tiantan 5 star

    Temple of Heaven Beijing

    a UNESCO world cultural heritage, the Altar of Heaven, the place where the Emperor prayed for favorable weather and ample harvest, historical relics
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  • Beijing Hutongs 5 star

    Beijing Hutongs & Siheyuan

    real culture of Beijing is the culture of hutong and courtyard, typical Beijing alley or lane, a glimpse into Beijing's yesterday and today
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  • Beijing Siheyuan (Courtyard House )5 star

    Beijing Siheyuan (Courtyard House)

    one important aspect of the city's architectural heritage; unique charm of the northern Chinese folk residence; cherished rectangular dwelling compounds; indispensible parts of a visit as traditional Beijing architectural structures
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  • Beijing Shichahai 5 star

    Beijing Shichahai

    one of the top five China's Most Beautiful City Districts, historical and cultural protection zone; the only open scenic area with a wide expanse of water; the largest and best preserved age-old city block
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  • Beijing Drum and Bell Tower5 star

    Beijing Drum and Bell Tower

    State-level protection cultural relics; one common feature but unique style of traditional Chinese cities & temples;built in classical Chinese imperial style
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  • Beijing Olympic Green Tour – Bird Nest & Water Cube5 star

    Beijing Olympic Green

    an Olympic Park designed for Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, Bird Nest, Water Cube, Hockey Field, Archery Field, Promenade Field
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  • Beijing Zoo - Giant Panda, Beijing Aquarium 5 star

    Beijing Zoo

    paradise for children, giant panda, dolphins, polar bears, golden monkeys, milu deer, Beijing Aquarium, Chinese roses and peony
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  • Beijing Yonghe Lamasery Tour5 star

    Yonghe Lama Temple Beijing

    largest and best preserved lamasery in China, residence of Emperor Yongzheng in youth and also tomb of Emperor Yongzhen, the only Lama Temple outside Tibet, experience Buddhist practice
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  • Beihai Park Beijing 5 star

    Beihai Park Beijing

    oldest classic Chinese imperial garden, a place to cool down and relax in summer and the biggest skating rinks in winter, close to the Forbidden City
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  • Beijing Jingshan Park Tour5 star

    Beijing Jingshan Park

    an artificial hill, exclusive imperial garden for royal family in ancient time, famous for peonies, accessible from the back gate of the Forbidden City
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  • National Grand Theatre Tour5 star

    The National Grand Theatre at Night

    Completely modern, but not offensive; A magnificent and gigantic project in Beijing;A structure as a symbol of a pearl--a treasure of China; a cultural island in the middle of a lake
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  • Beijing Xiangshan Park (Fragrant Hills Park) Tour5 star

    Beijing Xiangshan Park (Fragrant Hills Park)

    A modern forest park with long history and rich culture; a unique pleasantly cool Park in summer of Beijing, one of the popular Beijing attractions
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  • Beijing 798 Space Tour5 star

    Beijing 798 Space

    a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities; a popular attraction especially for lovers of art and culture learning
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  • Beijing Capital Museum Tour5 star

    Beijing Capital Museum

    China's best museum, 200,000 cultural relics in collection, a variety of items from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures
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  • Beijing Happy Valley Tour5 star

    Beijing Happy Valley

    Beijing well-known scenic spots; a beautiful artistic picture; popular attractive happy theme parks in Beijing, another Disneyland in Mainland China
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  • Beijing Azure Clouds Temple Tour/Biyun Temple5 star

    Beijing Azure Clouds Temple

    a Buddhist temple famous for fine scenery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the Arhats Hall, the Vajrasana Pagoda
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  • Prince Gong Mansion, Gong Wang Fu5 star

    Prince Gong's Mansion

    the largest and best princely mansion of the Qing Dynasty; one of the most ornate and extravagant royal residences in Beijing
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  • Chinese Ethnic Culture Park/Chinese Nationalities Museum5 star

    Chinese Ethnic Culture Park Beijing

    an anthropological museum to reconstruct, collect, display and study authentic cultures, histories and social life of the 56 nationalities in China; window of harmony and progress of 56 nationalities of China
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  • Beijing New CCTV Tower5 star

    Beijing New CCTV Tower

    one of the most popular attractions; the tallest structure in Beijing, China´s most influential media outlet; one of China's most spectacular new buildings
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  • Beijing Confucius Temple Tour5 star

    Beijing Confucius Temple

    the second largest Confucian Temple in China after the one in Qufu City, built to pay respects to Confucius, also houses part of the art collection of the Capital Museum, near the Imperial Academy
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  • Beijing Wofo Temple Tour5 star

    Beijing Wofo Temple

    a Buddhist Temple, one of the well-known temples in Beijing, famous for the bronze recumbent Buddha inside the Temple
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  • Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park Tour5 star

    Beijing Ming City Wall

    the last surviving slice of the Ming Inner City Wall, runs all the way from the former site of Chongwen Men to the Southeast corner Watchtower
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  • Beijing Yuyuantan Park Tour 4 star

    Yuyuantan Park Beijing

    Yuyuantan Park has been a famous recreational destination of Beijing since Jin Dynasty. It is famous for its cheery blossoms, the large lake for boating and swimming, morning exercising, playing and strolling around
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  • Beijing Wetland Park4 star

    Wetland Park Beijing

    Nanhaizi Park is the first important ecological project of the South Beijing Plan, which was scheduled in 2009 and includes subway construction, education, medical care, shanty town transformation and ecological transformation
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  • Nanshan Ski Resort5 star

    The largest ski resort in Beijing with the most advanced facilities in China
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  • Beijing Shijinglong Ski Resort 4 star

    We understand the importance of location and carefully and carefully sellet Shijinglong Ski Resort, unlike any other ski resort in Beijing
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  • Xueshijie (Snow world) in Beijing5 star

    Experience a real Skiing holiday on with Xueshijie (Snow World) Ski Resort, largest and best-equipped alpine ski resort in Beijing
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  • White Dagoba Temple5 star

    White Dagoba Temple, to motivated by a desire to experience authentic, historic and cultural resources of Tibetan Buddhist artefacts and art
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  • Zhoukoudian Peking Man site 5 star

    Home of Archeological remains dating back 200,000 years to 500,000 years
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  • China Millennium Monument4 star

    Explore Sundial-Shaped Main Altar, the Sacred Fire Square, Bronze Path at China Millennium Monument
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  • Beijing Yuanmingyuan5 star

    No better place spend your vacations than relaxing at Yuanmingyuan in Beijing
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  • Beijing Museum of Natural History4 star

    This Muesum provides visuals illustrating China’s natural wonders through the ages with collections of 200,000 items of pale ontology, Ornithology, mammals and invertebrates
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  • Beijing Niujie Mosque4 star

    Niujie Mosque

    The Oldest and largest mosque in Beijing; the heaven for the foodies
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  • Chinese New National Museum5 star

    Chinese National Museum

    World's largest museum; with its ambitions, enormous spaces to fill, and prestige, this Chinese flagship is being wooed by the museums of the world
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