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Top 18 Attractions Beijing

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The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and it is now one of China’s major tourist attractions.

The Temple of Heaven

It is China’s largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings.

The Summer Palace

Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long since been recognized as ‘The Museum of Royal Gardens’.

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Great Wall

Great Wall maintains its top position because of its extensive and profound history and culture, and unprecedented prestige in the world.

Ming Tombs (Thirteen Tombs of Ming Dynasty)

Of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 13 are buried in a box canyon at the southern foot of Tianshou Shan (hence the Chinese name Shisan Ling, the 13 Tombs).

Shichahai Scenic Area

This scenic area contains the largest and best-preserved age-old block in the city.

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Mansion of Prince Gong

Prince Gong’s Mansion is the most well preserved mansion in Beijing.

South Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluoguxiang)

The Southern Gong and Drum Lane (南锣鼓巷) is one of the oldest streets in Beijing. It is popular with a lot of tourists and expats who like the many shops, restaurants and bars. The Southern Gong and Drum Lane has the reputation of being one of the oldest Hutongs in Beijing.

Qianmen Street

Famous for its architecture, business, folk-custom and operatic culture, Qianmen Street has been a distinctive street since the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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Dazhalan Street

It was once a business street with many honored shops gathered and now it shows visitors a new appearance after its remodeling.

Taikoo Li Sanlitun

It is the trendiest and most fashionable place in Beijing and is a place that cannot be missed.

Beihai Park

Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved of all the ancient imperial gardens in China.

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Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park is the best place in downtown Beijing to have a panoramic view of Beijing and the Forbidden City.

Fragrant Hills Park

Different scenic spots can be seen in different seasons: flowers in Spring, green trees in Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow in Winter.

The Temple of Confucius

Located on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate, the Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the place where people paid homage to Confucius during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

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Capital Museum

The Capital Museum houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures, with a collection of some 83,000 objects.

The Old Summer Palace

Originally built in the Kangxi Period of the Qing Dynasty, the Old Summer Palace is a large imperial palace in China.

Beijing ZooThe Beijing Zoo mainly exhibits China’s wild and rare animals. The Giant Pandas are one of the most popular exhibits, but other popular animals include the Sichuanese golden snub-nosed monkey, Manchurian tigers, white-lipped deer, yaks from Tibet.

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