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
    9.2240 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    The wall is simply amazing, no matter where you decide to climb it. You may want to try out several access points, as the views will be different. Depending on ...

  • 2
    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Ranked #2 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.0215 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    Right in the heart of Beijing. Without doubt one of the places you have to see when you are in the capital. The buildings and monuments are truly incredible and ...

  • 3
    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Ranked #3 overall in Beijing things to do
    9.0190 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace, Popular
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyArtsy

    This was one of the most impressive sites in Beijing, due to its sheer size and design. The lake is lovely and you can rent boats to go out and ...

  • 4
    Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square

    Ranked #4 overall in Beijing things to do
    8.2148 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
    8.7114 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryArtsyAdventure

    One of my favorite place in Beijing. You can see Chinese people doing gymnastic, dancing, playing, doing martial arts... That’s very lively and impressive. You can also find some green ...

  • 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
    9.386 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyHistory

    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
    8.777 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Art Gallery, Neighbourhood
    Popular withArtsyStudentsHipsters

    I visited the art district of Beijing on my final day in this city, and I wish I'd gone sooner and spent more time there. It is so different to ...

  • 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
    8.087 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
    8.572 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Honestly... Badaling is a total tourist trap. It sucks that so many people go there, and see the over-restored wall laid in the 1950s, with gift shops and tour buses. ...

  • 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
    7.655 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withNightlifeFoodiesHipsters

    Really nice place, there's a small street where all sorts of typical Chinese snacks are sold, really lights up in the evening. As a plus they have forever 21!!

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