Beijing is one of the favorite cities to visit in the world. Every year, millions of visitors from around the world traveled to Beijing to see the mix between the modern side and the ancient side in capital of China. Beijing is a city that is available for all seasons and you can always find something interesting there, no matter what season you encounter. You can find hundreds of beautiful tourist attractions and sites of ancient history in this amazing city, and most of them are walkable!
If you only have a few days to tour, then you can focus by visiting 7 attractions or do the top 7 things in the Chinese capital. Each of which will be highly dependent on the time, budget, and also your own personal taste. Here are 7 of the recommended attractions to see in Beijing:
- The Forbidden City
This area is nicknamed as the Forbidden City and this is the right place for those who love ancient history. The area consists of more than 9,000 rooms spread over 250 places.Completed in 1420 and renovated repeatedly, this giant complex is a reflection of the Qing Dynasty. You should get a guide to explore this gigantic complex.
- Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square reminds us of the massive protests occurred over twenty years ago. The biggest attraction of this place is the ceremonials of raising and lowering the Chinese national flag at sunrise and sunset.
- Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven is a complex of buildings that in the past was sacrificed to the Ming and Qing emperors. The complex has several amazing altar which became a symbol of Chinese culture.
- Summer Palace
It is a beautiful palace that is equipped with a garden of 10 square miles, making it the most complete palace existing in China. The tourists can stroll among the ancient houses, temples, and beautiful lakes equipped with bridge. The place is called “Imperial Garden Museum” and for your info, this palace has been included as a world cultural heritage in 1998.
- Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs is an ancient burial site that is very beautiful. Located 50 kilometers from Beijing, the burial site was built exclusively for the emperors of the Ming Dynasty. So far, only two tombs are opened to tourists, the Dingling and Changling. If you have problems with your heart then you are not advised to explore the underground tombs.
- Great Wall
This is one of the wonders of the world. Having 8 main sections, this giant wall built with the aim of stemming the barbarian tribes of the Central Asian steppes. Its size makes this wall can be seen from outer space.
- Beijing Roast Duck
Beijing Roast Duck is one of the best Chinese menus. Exploring the Great Wall and enjoying the Beijing Roast Duck are two things that should not be overlooked by any traveler who comes to China. The method used to make this menu has been around since 100 years ago.