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

    Being one of the wonders of the world, it was on the top of the list to visit. My 3rd wonder to visit. One day soon, I'll return here to ...

  • 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

    The Forbidden City is definitely a site worth seeing, but it entails a grueling day of walking through one courtyard to another. After a while they start looking the same, ...

  • 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

    Summer Palace is the most amazing place in China which you can not miss.the time when i came to beiing,i met a very kind hearted tour guide,he can tell you ...

  • 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 must see square in center of Beijing, most famous for its protests back in 1989.

  • 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

    Built during the Ming Dynasty and used for rites performed by the Emperor (known as the son of Heaven) for good harvest. Tiantan Park is a must-see attraction when you ...

  • 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

    Not the best place to visit on the great Wall, especially during holidays (1 October, 1 of may are the worst) and even on normal days it's packed full of ...

  • 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

    This former site of factories and warehouses has been revitalized into a hub of Chinese culture and art. The 798 Art Zone has a noticeably upbeat vibe and is lined ...

  • 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

    It's completely free to walk in, but you do have to pay extra to go outside. For my group, we didn't feel it was necessary to pay extra so we ...

  • 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

    I have always wanted to traipse along the great wall. When I finally was given the opportunity, I jumped on it lickety split. To make this an even better experience, ...

  • 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 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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