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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

    Really nice and cool place! Love the nature and the history behind it. Great travelling place!

  • 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

    Although it tends to be crowded and full of tourists (both foreign and native Chinese) it has a good reason for being so highly visited. Beautiful, full of history and ...

  • 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

    Tiananmen Square is must visit spot as this is China Government Conference Place, here you can visit Late Mao's and feel the great and grand earth of this place.You can ...

  • 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

    Built during the Ming Dynasty and used for rites performed by the Emperor (known as the son of Heaven) for good harvest. Tiantan Park is a must-see attraction when you ...

  • 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

    There are multiple parts of the wall that were easy to get to from Beijing. I've checked out badaling as well as I'd recommend coming to mutiyanu over badaling. The ...

  • 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, Neighbourhood
    Popular withArtsyStudentsHipsters

    Seriously cool place. Very different view of Chinese art. There is a budding modern art scene budding in this city and it's all coming from 798. Many galleries, café's galore, ...

  • 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

    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
    72 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Popular
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    The Great Wall of China is rightfully one of the world's most famous ancient wonders. The Great Wall at Badaling is beautiful, well kept, and very easy to access from ...

  • 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 withNightlifeFoodiesHipsters

    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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