TOP 12 RATED PLACES TO VISIT IN BEIJING

Beijing Tourism.

Shibuya Ward is popular in Tokyo as it operates 24/7 and operates 365 days a year in stores, restaurants, and nightlife. The major pedestrian crossing right before Shibuya Station Hachiko exit is a must-see feature of Shibuya. Giant neon screens above show bright color ads, and at every stoplight change people crowd the pedestrian crossing. You may realize that the Shibuya zone is the perfect way of transporting the population density of this huge area, whether through movies or television shows.


1. The Great Wall of China

If you are in a hurry, walk through one of the sections of the Great Wall to get the most out of your visit to Beijing. The Great Wall is around 600 kilometers in length, spanning Beijing in its northern portion. The Great Wall is a wide area with eight parts across Beijing, including Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai. There are also some major parts. Many of the Great Wall parts are well preserved in Beijing, and most of them are the remains of the Ming Dynasty, a major building age. Strong footwear is required to climb the Great Wall! During summer, sunblock, sun lenses and water should be ready.

This much visited region of the Great Wall can be busy, so you can schedule your trip early or arrange a tour if necessary. The Great Wall of China gives tremendous insight in the history of the Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour, which is an incredibly convenient way to visit this location. Mutianyu, which dates back to the sixth century, is another famous place for experiencing the Great Wall. Designed and expanded over the years, its magnificent sights, which are especially breathtaking in spring and autumn, are increasingly popular.

The Great Wall of China
2.The Temple of Heaven

The beautiful Nature and Science National Museum (Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan) in 1871 is located in Tokyo's Ueno Park and is one of the oldest museums in the world. The museum has now been fully revamped and modernized and has an extensive collectory of materials relating to natural history and science, including many interesting interactive descriptions of space, nuclear energy and transport.

The highlights are the exhibits of ancient animals, the history of japan, traditional customs and costumes, and many outstanding science and technical shows, including roobot and antique vehicles, at the World Gallery (Chikyūkan). In the Japan Gallery there is a great deal of interest.

The Temple of Heaven
3.The Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City

Beijing is an ancient eastern city of many, many people. The Forbidden City is the perfect place to continue your tour of Beijing with its enigmatic appearance. This vast Palace Complex was designed between 1406 and 1420 and consisted of more than nine thousand rooms, spread over 250 acres. Although much of the buildings you can see today dated from the 18th century and on the wards of the Qing dynasty was burned, restored, sacked and refurbished. You have to go far wear comfortable shoes! I recommend a guide. I recommend exceptionally..It really is helpful to have a guide explain the stories behind the site and tell you about the important historical parts in the forbidden city.

If you are a non-group visitor, either at Meridian Gate (southern gate of the prohibited city) or Gate of the Divine Property (northern Gate of Prohibited City) I recommend you to hire multi-lingual guide recorders and return them once you finish your tour of Forbidden City. You through enter Jingshan Park, climb up a bit and see the imperial palace panorama after you visit the Imperial Palace to leave from the Gate of the Divine Prowess. Forbidden City is brilliant in the evening, particularly in the summer. The Meridian Gate, the Divine Prowess Gate, the tower, the palace wall, and other main palaces are lighted by colored lights from all directions.

The Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City
4.Beihai Park.

Only a short distance from the Imperial Palace, Beihai Park is one of the oldest remaining imperial gardens in Beijing. Laid out at the beginning of the 10th century, this beautiful open space takes its name from nearby Lake Beihai (North Lake) and provides many good reasons to visit. The Round Fort, from Yuan 1271-1368, the impressive Hall of Enlightenment, constructed in 1690 and home to a Buddha of one and a half m, sculptured out of a single block of white jade, and a large black jade vase dating from the early 12th century, are among the main buildings.

Only a short distance from the Imperial Palace, Beihai Park is one of the oldest remaining imperial gardens in Beijing. Laid out at the beginning of the 10th century, this beautiful open space takes its name from nearby Lake Beihai (North Lake) and provides many good reasons to visit. The Round Fort, from Yuan 1271-1368, the impressive Hall of Enlightenment, constructed in 1690 and home to a Buddha of one and a half m, sculptured out of a single block of white jade, and a large black jade vase dating from the early 12th century, are among the main buildings.

Beihai Park - Beijin China
5. Beijing Capital Museum

Only a short distance from the Imperial Palace, Beihai Park is one of the oldest remaining imperial gardens in Beijing. Laid out at the beginning of the 10th century, this beautiful open space takes its name from nearby Lake Beihai (North Lake) and provides many good reasons to visit. The Round Fort, from Yuan 1271-1368, the impressive Hall of Enlightenment, constructed in 1690 and home to a Buddha of one and a half m, sculptured out of a single block of white jade, and a large black jade vase dating from the early 12th century, are among the main buildings.

The National Center for the Performing Arts of Guójia dà jùyuán, also known as the Giant Egg, is a modern museum worth visiting in Beijing. The building was opened in 2001, and has since hosted a large number of leading opera performers world-wide, and is considered one of the best opera houses in Asia. It's especially worth a visit if you can take a performance.

Beijing Capital Museum
6.The Beijing Temple of Confucius

The Beijing Confucius Temple, founded in 1302 and devoted to Confucius, the great scholar and author, whose teachings dominated public or private life for decades, lies a short walk from Lama Temple in a nice side alley with its ornamental windows. The Beijing Temple once held several lavish rituals honoring its name under the leadership of the emperor, one of China's most well-known temples of Confucius. The forecourt has 198 steles with inscriptions which honoured all 51,624 Confucian scholars who passed the highest state examinations successfully after 1416 until the abolition in 1904.

A highlight of the activities is the Hall of great achievement (Dacheng Dian), home to several shrines devoted to Confucius, his teachers and other Confucian thinkers, and to a wide area on the wide terrace outside of the hall with many ancient musical instruments and other ceremonial objects used for festivities. Niu Jie Qingzhen Si Mosque, built in AD 995, was also a holy site worth a visit to for its magnificent exterior (no Muslims are permitted to enter). The oldest and largest mosque in Beijing is located inside the Muslim Quarter and features a minaret, a six-square observatory tower and two pavilions with many steles with Chinese and Arabic inscriptions.

The Beijing Temple of Confucius
7.The Old Summer Palace

While now all ruins, the Old Summer Palace of northwest Beijing (Yuanmingyuan) was once the imperial palace of the Qianlong Emperor and one of Chinese architecture and garden design's most impressive achievements when it was built in the 1700's (it was for some time regarded as the "Ancients of the Ancients"). During the Second Opium War of 1860, looted and damaged by the French and British-a large and valuable art collection and antiques-the site was abandoned three days after hundreds of troops burnt and ruined its grounds. The place is now a beloved public park and the ancient ruins are a joy to visit.To gain a picture of just how spectacular the old palace once was, be sure to pop into the small on-site museum with its reconstructions and models.

The Old Summer Palace - Beijing
8. Beijing Zoo

The Beijing Zoo (beijing jing dòng wù yuán, Beijing Zoo) is located in the northwest of the city and occupies a territory of over 220 acres. The zoo features an impressive collection of almost 15,000 animals from 1,000 species, the country's largest –and includes several rare native species including Southern Chinese tigers, snow leopards, golden snub nose monkeys, and pandas, together with not so few such species, including the red-cranes and Pere David's deer.

Also well known are species of elephants, lions and jaguars from around the world, all spread across land closely similar to classic Chinese gardens, full of thick trees, mountains, streams and lakes, and several fun gazebo and terraces. The zoo also has an aquarium that is well stocked.

Beijing Zoo
9.National Museum of China

The impressive National Museum of China is the second most visited museum of art in the world after the Paris Louvre (and one of the biggest), occupying a large part of the east side of Tiananmen Square. The museum was opened in 2003 and totally restored in 2011 and serves as an educational center for the rich history of the country with a special emphasis on culture and art exhibits. Look forward to spending an hour here because there are so many items to be seen in each of the 48 halls of the museum.

The Simuwu Ding is the world's largest heavy-duty bronze ware, and collection of rare gold, jade, and ceramic items, from different dynasties through the centuries, is especially important among the museum's over a million pieces. The first human settlements in this land as well as the creation of the communist state are other important exhibits. Remember that there is a tea-and coffee-box offering refreshments when you intend for a long visit. There is also a strict "no-selfie stick" policy in place, so be ready to leave it at a hotel or coat check if you have one.

National Museum of China
10.Tiananmen Square - Beijing.

SSquare Tiananmen definitely is on the top 50. It is the venue for massive parades and protests, the biggest square of its kind in the world, in the center of Beijing City. In 1949, President Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China from the rostrum at Tiananmen (the Heavenly Peace Gate). On the east of Tiananmen Square is the National Museum of China, and the Tiananmen Square is rounded off by Tiananmen Gate of HEAVEN PEACE, on its north, the Great People's Hall on the west, where national People's congress of the People's Republic of China meets.Visiting the exhibition is like reading concise China General History; there is Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum on the south. The ceremony of the Chinese National Flag is worth watching at dawn and midnight. The young troops have a very high performance. Head there for a good seat about 30 minutes early. Take the time to see the people (soldiers, visitors, and locals) and for the first time make the square a real highlight.

Tiananmen Square - Beijing.
11.Coal Hill Park (Jingshan) - Beijing.

Right opposite the Imperial Palace's northern gate, Coal Hill Park (Jingshan) offers some of Peking's best views, particularly over Beihai Park Lake and the Forbidden Palace. The largely man-made hill–one of only a handful in Beijing–was named after the coal which was once stored here for the emperors, and it was built around 1416 when the imperial palace was constructed, when the dumping of rubble from the old wall of the city and vast quantities of soil caused a once low natural mound to rise in the height of the palace..

A highlight of a visit, in addition to the many splendid gardens and walkways, is an old acacia tree from which the last Ming emperor was supposed to have hung himself in 1644.

Coal Hill Park (Jingshan) - Beijing.
12.Beijing Ancient Observatory.

Built in 1442 and functioning continuously until 1929, the Beijing Guanxiàngtái Observatory (Beijing Guanxiàngtái) stands east of the town close to the station area. This is generally regarded as one of the world's oldest such observatories. In addition to a number of large bronze instruments made by the Jesuit missionary Ferdinand Verbiest, the 10,000 sq. meter plant features various interesting old pre-telescopic instruments including the celestial globe dating from 1773, an armillary globe from the 18th century depicting the planets at least recognized at that time.This massive brick structure, formerly part of the ancient city walls, is the museum that provides an idea of the incredible knowledge of the stars and planets which were present at that time.

Beijing Ancient Observatory


COMMENTS
  1. author
    27 Aug 2021
    Tomas Mandy

    Such an amazing place

    1. author
      27 Aug 2020
      Britney Millner

      Wow , soo enlightening.

  2. author
    07 Jan 2021
    Simon Downey

    I like travelling and I find this information to be very usefull.

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