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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

    If you're in China you need to visit the Great Wall! Really crowded near the base but by the time you climb to the 3rd or 4th tower it seems ...

  • 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

    its the most attractive tourist attraction in beijing,everyone come to beijing will visit it.and there are lots of places worth to visit like hutongs and beihai park,you can ask a ...

  • 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

    This giant square has so much historic significance you'd be remiss not to visit it. This is where you come to get a coach to the great wall. The sheer ...

  • 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

    One of the world’s wonders and must visit if you’re in Beijing. Mutianyu section allows you to take a ski lift up and slide down, or simply take the cable ...

  • 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

    one of my favorite places in Beijing. I love the physicality of the space, turning a corner to discover some kind of sculpture, interesting gallery, abandoned alley, or tiny noodle ...

  • 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 centerpiece building of the Olympic complex is definitely worth a look. As you get a close-up look, you will be amazed by the design and the massive amount of ...

  • 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 may be the "easier" section to climb, but who cares? You are on the Wall of China, and it is pretty great! I would suggest this section for people ...

  • 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

    Wang Fu Jing is one of the main shopping districts in Beijing. It's modern, it's busy, and there's tons of department stores to keep you distracted. I personally find the ...

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