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Popular things to do in Beijing

World heritage site
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
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World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
Duration: 5 hours
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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World heritage site
The Great Wall at Badaling
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance. Your Beijing itinerary should reflect the grandiosity of its reputation and its role on the national and international stage, with outings to monuments like the nearby sections of the Great Wall, the central square, the national museums, and the imperial temples and palaces. But a trip to Beijing should also be enjoyed on the human scale of the millions of people who call it home. Sample the various Chinese cuisines aggregated in the city's restaurants, visit the zoos and parks, and ride the extensive, English-friendly subway system that connects the far flung points of this vast, fast-paced city. Plan your vacation with our China trip maker site and discover the best things to do in Beijing.

Hidden gems in Beijing

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World heritage site
The Great wall of Jiankou
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
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Theme Park
Olympic Park
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
National Museum Of China
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Beijing

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History Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Art Museum of Stone Carvings
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
BeiJing YuanBoYuan GuoJi ZhanYuan
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Beijing

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World heritage site
Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Religious Site
Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Great Wall
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Beijing

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Canyon
Baihe River Canyon
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Forest
Xishan National Forest Park
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Yinhu Karst Cave
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Tongzi River
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Beijing

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Park
Xicheng Rending Lake Park
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Grand Canal Forest Park
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Garden
Cherry Valley Botanical Garden
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
The Round City
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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