Beijing, an oriental city full of mystery and imagination, is willing to welcome friends all over the world. This time-honored city has been the political, economic and cultural center of China for over 800 years since the Yuan Dynasty. There are lots of cultural and natural attractions waiting to be explored. The following is the introduction for Beijing attractions.

Top Attractions

The Great Wall
greatwall What comes to you first when people talk about China? Perhaps the answer is the Great Wall. It is one of the greatest man-made wonders over the world. It was built as an ancient military defense project which was actually worked in the history. The Great Wall integrally preserves all the material and spiritual elements and historical and cultural information that carry its outstanding universal value.  >>More
The Forbidden City
forbiddencity Built about 600 years ago, the Forbidden City has played an important role in Chinese history. It was the imperial palace of Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty from Emperor Yongle. Have you ever wanted to catch a glimpse of the life of ancient emperors? This palace is definitely the answer. There are over 8000 rooms in the palace. The Forbidden City was  the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. >>More
 The Summer Palace
summerpalace The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. It is a blend of natural scenery and artificial landscape. The mountains, waters and architecture together form picturesque scenes that are amazingly beautiful. UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. ” It is a popular tourist destination but also serves as a recreational park. >>More
Beijing Hutong
hutong Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. The Hutongs are not only part of Beijing residences, but also an indispensable part of Beijing culture. It is a unique feature of old Beijing that will absolutely surprise you. The well-known Hutong areas are Shichahai Area and the Southern Gong and Drum Lane. >>More

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Imperial Palace, Gardens and Mausoleums

park  Beijing has been the capital city of China for several hundred years since Yuan Dynasty. Though the reign of the emperors ended, the traces of the history remains. All these imperial palaces, gardens and mausoleums help you to catch a glimpse of the life of ancient emperors.
 Forbidden City           Summer Palace           Ming Tombs            Beihai Park           Jingshan Park

Historical Sites

his  Have you ever wanted to experience the old Beijing? Going through Beijing Hutongs by rickshaw in Shichahai Scenic Area is a great experience.
 The Great Wall            Beijing Hutong            Tian’anmen Square             Shichahai Scenic Area
 Beijing Ancient Observatory          Prince Gong’s Mansion           Yuanmingyuan Imperial Garden
 The Imperial College        Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian        Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park

Temples and Churches

templeofheaven  Ancient emperors believed that there were celestial beings who control the climate of the earth. Every year they prayed for good harvest and hamony of their country. This is why the Temple of Heaven was built.
 Temple of Heaven             Yonghegong Lama Temple            Confucian Temple 
 Tanzhe Temple                   Jietai Temple                   Wangfujing Catholic Church
 Hongluo Temple                  Niujie Mosque                   Temple of the Sun Park

Modern Scenic Spots

birdsnest  Beijing is a blend of trandition and modernity. The old Beijing has been taking on a new look these years. Mordern architecture are springing up. Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for 2008 Olympic Games have become new landmarks of the city.
 Bird’s Nest              Water Cube              Central Television Tower              China Millennium Monument
 798 Art Zone                     Beijing Chateau Changyu Afip Global


capitalmuseum  Visiting museums is a quick way to learn about Beijing. With its magnificent architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, the Capital Museum contributes to Beijing’s standing as a famous historical and cultural city, a cultural centre and an international metropolis.
 Capital Museum            National Museum of China           China Science and Technology Museum
 Beijing Planetarium          National Art Museum of China          Beijing Museum of Natural History
 Military Museum        Aviation Museum        Beijing Ancient Observatory        Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

Natural Beauties

xiangshanpark  Some people think that Beijing is a city full of historical attractions but few natural beauties. In fact, there are a lot of natural attractions in Beijing. They are the hidden treasures waiting for you to explore.
Fragrant Hills Park          Kangxi Grassland           Shidu Scenic Area            Fenghuangling Scenic Spot
Wuling Mountain                Jingdong Canyon                Black Dragon Pool

Parks and Gardens

beihaipark  Most parks in Beijing are a mixture of natural beauty and artificial landscape. They are good places for you to go sightseeing and relax yourself.
 Fragrant Hills Park             Beihai Park             Beijing Botanical Garden              Butterfly Garden
 Beijing World Park             Purple Bamboo Garden            Jingshan Park              Yuyuantan Park

Zoo and Amusement Parks

panda  Have you ever seen a giant panda – one of China’s unique animals? You can go to the Beijing Zoo to take a look. You can have fun in zoos and amusement parks with your friends and family.
 Beijing Zoo             Beijing Aquarium             Badaling Wildlife World              Butterfly Garden
 Beijing Happy Valley                    Shijingshan Amusement Park

Commercial and Shopping Areas

blue  Beijing is no doubt a shopping paradise. There are many shopping malls and department stores. Here you can buy not only international brands but also traditional Chinese goods in many time-honored shops in Beijing.
 Silk Street               Sanlitun Village                Wangfujing Street                 Dashilan
 Beijing CBD             The Place                 Chang’an Avenue                Solana Blue Harbor
 Beijing Antique City              Panjiayuan Market               Xidan                 Niujie Street


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