Things To Do In Beijing In February - Visiting Beijing In February + What to do!
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Beijing In February?
It is cold in Beijing in February. The maximum air temperature is eight degrees while the minimum is minus two degrees. It hardly rains there in February. It snows less in February there than in January. As the Spring Festival always comes in February, there are many Chinese domestic tourists in Beijing. Though, we could find interesting things to do in Beijing in February.
1. Forbidden City
Forbidden City is a must-visit spot in Beijing. It is one of the largest and best-preserved old wooden structures in the world. It is the essence of the court structures in ancient China. In addition to the old buildings in the Qing Dynasty (1368 - 1644), you will see rare and precious jewelry used by the royal family in the Qing Dynasty.
2. Great Wall of China - Mutianyu
Great Wall of China – Mutianyu is 5,400 meters long. It is one of the best-preserved sections in China. Many celebrities, such as former British prime minister, Sir John Major, and former US president Bill Clinton visited it. You could take a chair lift to the 14th Watchtower and hike up to the 20th Watchtower. Or you could get to the 6th Watchtower and then walk to the 20th Watchtower.
3. Lama Temple
Lama Temple is the highest-profile Tibetan Buddhist temple in China. It offers three exquisite memorial archways and the main hall with five courtyards to explore. The temple was the birthplace of Qianlong Emperor (1711 - 1799).
4. Prince Gong's Mansion
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the largest prince mansion in the Qing Dynasty. It is the former residence of He Shen (1750 - 1799) and Yong Lin (1766 - 1820). Covering an area of 60,000 square meters, it is composed of a mansion and a garden. There are more than 30 building complexes to discover.
5. Jingshan Park
Jingshan Park is near close to the Forbidden City. It is very popular among locals. On the top of the Jingshan Mountain, you will enjoy the panoramic views of the Forbidden City. Some old people always enjoy themselves in the park through playing chess, dancing and singing. The park also features several old buildings to explore.
6. Tiananmen Square
If you want to experience the solemn flag-raising ceremony during your stay in Beijing, Tian’anmen Square is the best spot. You have to get up very early in the morning. Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the National Museum of China are also situated on the square.
7. Summer Palace
Summer Palace is mainly built on Wanshou Mountain and Kunming Lake. It is backed up by the Xishan Mountains. Buildings stand on the mountainside. They are surrounded by trees. In the Qing Dynasty, emperors and queens took getaways form their official business in the Summer Palace to relax themselves.
8. Nanluo Guxiang
Nanluo Guxiang is one of the oldest bricks in Beijing. It is 786 meters long. It is the only well-preserved Hutongs in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368). It is a combination of fashion and old Hutongs. You will find a variety of unique and creative boutiques.
9. Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven in the Ming and Qing Dynasties is the sacrificial spot for the emperors to hold ceremonies of worshipping heaven and praying for rain. In addition to the fine old buildings, it offers the Echo Wall and Triple Echo Stones to visit. You could know a little about the sacrificial culture of the royal family through the spot.
10. Liyuan Theater Peking Opera
If you would like to enjoy the authentic Peking Opera in Beijing, Liyuan Theater could offer it to you. Many foreign leaders had fun there. In the theater, you could not only admire the highlight of Peking Opera, but also you could wear the costumes and make-up to take pictures to enrich your tour in Beijing.