Beijing Top Sights Find out about the the Top Sights in Beijing

Last Update: 18th November 2019
What are the Top Sights in Beijing?
Do you wonder what the top sights in Beijing are for your stay in Beijing? Beijing features a variety of top sights to explore around the year. No matter what the weather is like, you could find appropriate top sights to discover.

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Beijing Top Sights

There is no doubt that the Forbidden City is the No. 1 sight to explore. Whatever the weather is like couldn’t influence your visit to it. If it rains heavily, the Forbidden City has excellent drainage system. It couldn’t be flooded. If you study the drainage system, you will be amazed and shocked at the wisdom of the ancient Chinese people in the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). Through the exhibits there, you could take a glimpse of the history of the royal families in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The Great Wall of China – Mutianyu offers you a great chance to explore 3 watchtowers at one spot. With a length of 5,400 meters, the section is located 73 kilometers from Beijing City. It has 20 watchtowers to discover. You could take a chair lift uphill to the section, and enjoy a toboggan down to the bottom of the mountain. In autumn, the mountain is decorated with red leaves, creating amazing views to admire.
The Lama Temple is one of the top sights in Beijing. It is the largest Tibetan Buddist Temple in Beijing. Opened in 1981, the Lama Temple features 3 exquisite memorial archways and 5 large courtyards to explore. You will find wooden and bronze statues of Buddhas and other fine carvings. You will find that the temple is a combination of Han, Mongolian and Man styles.
The Summer Palace is one of the must-visit spots in Beijing as well. With Kunming Lake and Wangshou Mountain, the royal garden presents a miniature of gardens in the regions south of the Yangtze River. You could take amazing photos of the old stone with 17 holes during the sunset, wander the Suzhou Street with a variety of antiques, and enjoy the color paintings on the Corridor which is acclaimed as the longest corridor in the world and the old temples in the garden.
Popular among locals and tourists, the Jingshan Park is just right situated behind the Forbidden City. It is dotted with various species of trees. The old buildings there are different from those in the Forbidden City. The 5 pavilions on the top of the Jingshan Mountain are highlights there. One of them, the Wanchun Pavilion features the panoramic views of the Forbidden City.
Do you show strong interests in the etiquette of worshipping the Heaven of the royal family in the Ming and Qing Dynasties? If so, the Temple of Heaven is a great place to let you know some about it. The Hall of Prayer Good Harvest, Echo Wall, Circular Mound Altar, Imperial Vault of Heaven and much more reflect the great skills of the architectures in ancient China. You will be amazed at the 28 phoebe nanmu pillars at the Hall of Prayer Good Harvest.
The Wangfujing Street near the Forbidden City features tens of boutiques with fine items and interesting handicrafts to discover. In addition, the snacks there could meet the need of your tongue and stomach. After visiting the stores, you also could explore the Hutongs next to the street.
  • Prince’s Gong Mansion
If you are curious about the life of princess in the Qing Dynasty, the Prince’s Gong Mansion could satisfy your curiosity. As the largest prince mansion in the Qing Dynasty, it is also the only one of its kind to be opened to the public. The buildings there are not just the buildings. They together with the precious exhibits tell you the historical process of the Qing Dynasty from the peak to the decline.
If you are interested in operas, it is strongly recommended that you admire the Peking Opera at the Liyuan Theater. The exhibits there introduce a brief history of the opera while the essence of the Peking Opera regularly put on will amaze you. You will sit at a traditional old-fashioned square table for eight people, and enjoy the Chinese tea and local snacks. If you’d like to, you could wear the costume with the make-up to take photos.
Beijing offers hundreds of old Hutongs to explore. Hutongs are the places where you will see the Old Beijing people leave a local life. The local retired like to chat with each other, play the Chinese chess, or just walk their birds. You could rent a rickshaw to run through the Hutongs. If you could speak Mandarin, it could be exciting to talk to locals in the Hutongs.



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