Tourist attractions in Beijing China are one thing majority of travellers, students and other curiosity freaks should know.

You might want to take a tour around China and you are contemplating on the exact place to go, we bring to you the top 10 tourist attraction in China, Beijing.

If you dream of facing the Great Wall of China Marathon, which always happens on the third Saturday of May, when planning your trip, it is good to take some time out of your schedule to get to know the sights of Beijing, the city that hosted the Olympic Games of 2008 and that is transformed every day, at an impressive speed.

Here are 10 tourist attractions in Beijing that you can not miss on your trip. Check out!


1. Wall of China

Considered one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, this is our first tourist attraction in Beijing, its more than 6,000 kilometres can be seen with the naked eye of the Moon.

It began to be erected in the 3rd century BC to avoid the invasions of Mongolia and today is a must visit for any tourist that has China as a destination.

2. The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is my number 2 of the top 10 tourist attractions in Beijing,  the name the forbidden city sounds strange and interesting right?

Located in the old centre of Beijing, the Forbidden City, built in the 15th century, is the imperial masterpiece of China.

It is right next to Heavenly Peace Square. The palace has more than 900 buildings and 8 thousand rooms, and everything is in an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 720 thousand square meters.

3. Tiananmen Square

A stage of the great civic ceremonies, Heavenly Peace Square over the years has been used as demonstrations of strength, such as 1989, which became famous with the image of the young man who stopped the tank.

It is there that the embalmed body of the leader of the communist revolutionary Mao Zedong and where people go daily to revere him.

It is one of the largest squares in the world, with 440 thousand square meters.

4. Temple of Heaven

Located in southern Beijing and also built in the 15th century, the Temple of Heaven was used by the Ming and Qing dynasties as a religious centre.

Sure visiting the Temple of Heaven is cool if you really want to spice up your tour, you can’t omit this in the top tourist attractions we have in Beijing.

5. Summer Palace

In the northwest part of Beijing lies the Summer Palace which is one of the most beautiful scenery of the city, built on the banks of the Kunming river in the 12th century to house the royal family in the summer. If the weather is good, it’s worth taking a boat trip.


6. Silk and Pearl Markets

The inventors of paper, porcelain, the compass, umbrella, and so much more are now more concerned with copying than with creating.

Piracy is a tourist attraction in Beijing and occupies several floors of buildings. The city has the most famous pirate stronghold in the country.

At the Silk Market, you can find clothes, bags, shoes, electronics, fabrics, “old” objects, glasses, and other golf.

For those who like pearls, you will find in the Pearl Market lots of beautiful and cheap imitation.

7. Beijing National Stadium

Nicknamed the Bird’s Nest at the time of the Beijing Games due to iron and steel cross-structures, the stadium was built for the Games by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and became one of the most emblematic places in the city.

With 330 meters of length, 220 m of width and 69 m of height, the construction impresses by the greatness and differentiated architecture. Try to go at dusk to see the whole structure lit up.

8. Jingshan Park

Located at the back of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park offers the best view of the imperial complex.

To avoid large numbers of tourists and get beautiful photos, try to go very early when the movement is smaller.

9. Temple of Confucius

It is considered to be the second-largest temple in the world dedicated to the doctrine of Confucius and is worth a visit to know a little of the history of this Chinese thinker, which transformed the educational system of China.

10. Temple of the Lamas

The largest temple of Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing, the Temple of Lamas has served as an imperial residence in the Qing Dynasty.

It is a building of great historical importance and one of the most beautiful places of worship in Beijing.

There you will have the opportunity to see the pilgrims in full action and still see ornaments, Tibetan statues of Buddha and shrines.

With the above lists of the top tourist attractions in Beijing, it is very certain your tour would be a breathtaking one, that experience you wouldn’t want to let go of.

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