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Must-visit tourist attractions in Beijing

Beijing, the heart of China, is always the first choice of travelers who are willing to know a time-honored and developed city of China.

Beijing, the heart of China, is always the first choice of travelers who are willing to know a time-honored and developed city of China. It has been the political, economic and cultural center of China for over 800 years from the Yuan Dynasty. The numerous royal buildings with long history endow it with incomparable charm, not only the 'Nation's Best' but also the 'World's Best'. 

Forbidden City 

Must-visit tourist attractions in Beijing

The magnificent Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. It has 9,999 rooms in flourishing period with just a single room short of the number that ancient Chinese belief represents 'Divine Perfection' and surrounded by a moat six meters deep and ten-meter high wall. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country.

How to get there: 

Add: No.4 Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District 65132255

Opening Hour: 8:30-17:00

Time of fishing selling ticket: 15:00 pm

Travel Time: two hours

Entrance Fee: RMB 60

Take No. 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 52, 57, 22, 54, 120, 802, special No.1 bus and get off at Zhongshan Phongshan Park stop or Tian An Men stop. 

Take subway: Subway line 1 and get off at East Tiananmen Square 

Great Wall in Beijing 

Must-visit tourist attractions in Beijing

The Great Wall of China is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World' and is enlisted in the World Heritage Directory. This immense wall was built to keep out invaders as well as to retain the inhabitants. It spans five provinces from Shanhaiguan Pass in the east to Jiayuguan Pass in the west, looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains. In the downtown area, it is possible to climbBadaling Great Wall.

Badaling Great Wall:

Entrance Fees: RMB40 (Nov. 01 to Mar. 31); RMB 45 (Apr. 01 to Oct. 31)

Opening Hours: 06:40 to 18:30 

Hiking Time: Two and a half hours 

How to get there: Take Bus 877, or take S trains.

Juyongguan Great Wall:

Entrance Fee: RMB 45 

Opening Hours: 07:30 to 17:30 

Hiking Time : Two hours 

How to get there: 

Take tourist Bus Route as below: 

Take No. 1 at Front Gate ( Qianmen ) 

Take No. 2 at Beijing Railway Station 

Take No. 3 at East Bridge Take No. 4 at Beijing Zoo or Xizhimen Gate top.

Mutianyu Great Wall:

Entrance Fee: RMB35 

Opening Hours: 07:30 to 17:30 

Hiking Time: Two and a half hours 

How to get there: Take Bus no. 916+936 

Simatai Great Wall:

Entrance Fee: RMB 35 

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00 

Hiking Time: Two hours 

How to get there: Take the 970 bus out of Beijing to Miyun and hire a taxi from there. 

Jinshanling Great Wall:

Entrance Fee: RMB 30 

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 16:50 

Hiking time: Two hours 

Tiananmen Square 

Must-visit tourist attractions in Beijing

The solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square is the largest central city square in the world, which serves not only the city's symbol but also the whole of China. This immense courtyard is surrounded by a variety of significant edifices such as the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, Monument to the People's Heroes and National Museum.

How to get there:

Tiananmen Square: Free

Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace): RMB 15

The Great Hall of the People: RMB 15

Chairman Mao's Mausoleum: Free

The National Museum of China: RMB 15

Open Time (Tiananmen Square): Whole Day

Travel time: 2-4 hours

Take No.1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 52, 57, 22, 54, 120, 802, special No.1 bus and get off at Zhongshan Park stop or Tian An Men stop.

Take subway: Subway line 1 and get off at East Tiananmen Square

Imperial Gardens & Mausoleums 

Must-visit tourist attractions in Beijing

It is the capital city of several Dynasties. Therefore, besides the spectacular imperial palaces, it also possesses the most luxurious royal gardens—the well-preserved Summer Palace with an area of 727 acres,  the elegant Beihai Park and the destroyed Old Summer Palace. On the other hand, those Emperors also constructed spectacular mausoleums for themselves. The Ming Tombs of the 13 emperors  should be the most excellent necropolis.

How to get there:

Add: Yiheyuan (Summer Palace) Road, Haidian District 62881144-209

Open Time: 6:30-20:30

Take buses No.726, 826, 718, 332, 331 or 737 and get of at Yiheyuan DongmenTake subway line 4 or 10

Entrance Fee: RMB 40 (low season) / RMB 50 (peak season) 

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