The Chinese capital is the gateway to the Great Wall, and offers a fascinating view of Oriental culture via the Forbidden City complex and various temples

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Our handpicked selection of popular things to do in Beijing

Multi-Day Trips to the Great Wall of China

A trip to Beijing is incomplete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. Most popular sections are Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Jiankou, with each section providing a different flavor of this iconic symbol of China.


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Top Sightseeing spots not to be missed

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

    Must Experience

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, a grand-standing symbol of the might and stateliness of their court.

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty Tombs

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30 miles north-west of Beijing in Changping District are the tombs of 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty who are buried here at the foot of the Tianshou Mountain.

Summer Palace

Summer Palace

    Must Experience

The Summer Palace lies 20 km northwest of the centre of Beijing, with extensive gardens and romantic ruins of palaces built by Qing emperors.

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

    Must Experience

Temple of Heaven, to the south-east of the Tiananmen Square, is the site where the emperor prayed every year for a bountiful harvest and fair weather.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

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The Tiananmen Square is a large and historic public square in Beijing where Chairman Mao, the father of communism in China, declared the foundation of the People’s Republic on 1st October 1949.

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