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

    What an amazing place. You can take a cable car up to the wall and once there be amazed by the construction Once you have finished you can take the ...

  • 2
    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Forbidden City (紫禁城)

    Ranked #2 overall in Beijing things to do
    212 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    So much history here and it takes 4 hours to just walk from one direction to the other. It’s amazing to see that emperors used to live here with their ...

  • 3
    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Summer Palace (颐和园)

    Ranked #3 overall in Beijing things to do
    188 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Park
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyArtsy

    This palace is beautiful. However if you are here at the wrong time... it can be the one place you most wish you were not. There were thousands and thousands ...

  • 4
    Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場)

    Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場)

    Ranked #4 overall in Beijing things to do
    145 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    A Square with a tragic history. Definitely worth the visit. What is really interesting is that if you ask young Chinese people what happened there they won’t be able to ...

  • 5
    Temple of Heaven (天坛)

    Temple of Heaven (天坛)

    Ranked #5 overall in Beijing things to do
    111 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Temple, Landmark, Park
    Popular withHistoryArtsyAdventure

    Wanna feel like an emperor in the Han dynasty? Then the Temple of Heaven is the place for you! It's so magnificent and enormous. Place is always busy but it's ...

  • 6
    Great Wall at Mutianyu (慕田峪长城)

    Great Wall at Mutianyu (慕田峪长城)

    Ranked #6 overall in Beijing things to do
    83 reviews
    Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyHistory

    One of the world’s wonders and must visit if you’re in Beijing. Mutianyu section allows you to take a ski lift up and slide down, or simply take the cable ...

  • 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, Shopping, Entertainment, Historic Site, Landmark, Art Gallery
    Popular withArtsyStudentsHipsters

    a fantastic place where you can meet all the arstitic friends and enjoy yourself,just won't regret!

  • 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
    Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Sports, Historic Site, Landmark, Stadium
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesArtsy

    Architecturally it is a pretty impressive building. It is also a cool contrast to the historical town center to take a walk around the Olympic park and see some of ...

  • 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
    71 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Monument, Scenic Lookout
    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
    54 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark
    Popular withFoodiesNightlifeHipsters

    As an adventurist in eating, Beijing offered a large variety of the most exotic foods that will shock and awe the average diner. We went to Donghuamen Night Market in ...

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