Beijing is an ancient capital of the Six Dynasties in China with a history of more than 800 years. Beijing is rich in tourism resources, including the world's largest palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heavenly Temple, the Royal Garden Beihai, the Royal Garden Summer Palace, and the Great Wall of China. Beijing also has the world's largest courtyard house, King Gong's Mansion, and Beijing's unique Hutongs each have different historical sites. These are endless. However, if you have only a short time to stay in Beijing, we suggest that you must spend a day visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace.
The Forbidden City (Palace Museum) was the main imperial palace used by the Ming and Qing dynasties. Originally built between 1406 and 1422 by the third Ming emperor Yongle, the palace complex houses 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms. After the last emperor, Puyi was finally evicted in 1924, and the Palace Museum was established to watch over the Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City is the most exceptional example of classical Chinese architecture in all of China and is a can’t miss attraction when visiting Beijing.
The largest open public square in the world at 440,000 square meters, Tian’anmen, has long been seen as the political center of China. It was from the Gate of Heavenly Peace overlooking the square wherein 1949, and Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
On the east side it is flanked by the National Museum of China (presently closed but due to re-open in late 2010), on the west side by the Great Hall of the People (home to the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Consultative Conference) to the south by the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, and to the north by the Gate of Heavenly Peace, the iconic symbol of New China. North the middle of the square stands the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
The Summer Palace is China's largest and most preserved royal garden, one of the four famous gardens in China (the other three are Chengde Mountain Resort, Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden, and Suzhou Lingering Garden). It is located in the Haidian District, Beijing, 15 kilometers from Beijing urban area, and covers an area of about 290 hectares.
This royal park is a large-scale natural landscape garden built using Kunming Lake and Wanshoushan as the base, taking the West Lake scenery of Hangzhou as a model, and drawing on specific design techniques and artistic conceptions of Jiangnan gardens, is also the most intact royal palace royal garden and is known as Royal Garden Museum.
Your guide and private driver will pick you up from your hotel. You can book any hotel in Beijing.
Tiananmen Square walking tour.
In-depth tour to the Forbidden City.
Try Beijing's famous Qingfeng Baozi, featuring Beijing-style meat buns (or shimp buns or veggie buns).
Tour the Summer Palace.
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