Beijing is one of the most beautiful places in China. It is full of diversity, incredible architecture and is packed full of amazing food and places to shop. Find the best places to visit with our teams recommendations:
Places to see
Beijing is full of amazing places to visit, ranging from the very old to very new. The Forbidden City (故宫) was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and it is now one of China’s major tourist attractions, along with the Temple of Heaven (天坛). One of the earliest sections of the Great Wall to be first opened to tourists is also based in Beijing the Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城) and is a must see. Finally, a trip to Beijing is not complete without a visit to the beautiful Summer Palace (颐和园). This vast ensemble of lakes and gardens serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park.
The Olympic Forest Park is one of my personal favourite areas. It is a man-made nature park built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The park has two parts: the southern part is oval in shape and features lake Wa Biancun in the center, and the northern side has a mountain that gives an excellent view of this part of the city. It’s a must-visit when you come to Beijing.