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Popular things to do in Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall
World heritage site
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
Duration: 5 hours
The Palace Museum ©
World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
The Great Wall at Badaling ©
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

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

Museums in Beijing

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

Historic Sites in Beijing

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

Nature in Beijing

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

Parks in Beijing

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

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