Things To See In Beijing: Explore One Of The Oldest City In The World

Bushra Jawaid
Bushra Jawaid Jan 28 6 min read
Things To See In Beijing: Explore One Of The Oldest City In The World

Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world and the second-largest city in China. It is the capital city of the People Republic of China. It is famous for its culture, politics, education, and development.

Beijing is the most populous city in China. A lot of travelers visit this vibrant city to explore its rich culture, ancient architecture, the beauty of nature, glamorous tall buildings, historical museums, and traditional food.

Whether you are traveling Beijing either for business purposes or a family trip our list of things to see in Beijing will minimize your struggle of looking for the good and historic places in Beijing.  


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Climb On The Huge And mesmerized The Great Wall Of China:

Just north of Beijing, you will find one of the greatest landmarks in the world possessed by China. 

The Great Wall of China is a huge man-made construction. It is constructed to prevent China from the attack of invaders. This huge wall is divided into different sections. 

For the tourist, the Badaling section is convenient and has a large souvenir market, and you can find restaurants in it’s a nearby place as well.

Because it is convenient, you can find big numbers of people mob present there.

The Mutianyu section, it is an hour's drive northeast of Beijing, and it has become the favorite section among tourists in recent times. Because here, you'll find spectacular mountainous vistas, a cable car for quick and easy access, a fun sled ride down.

the great wall china night view

These sections of the great wall of China is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. And tickets are up to $6 to $7.

Visit The Forbidden City:

The official title of the place is The Palace Museum but famous by the name of the forbidden city and the imperial palace. This wonder and mysterious place has a history of over 500 years.

Apart from its famous towering fortifications, you'll find a detailed maze of squares, halls, gates, pavilions, sleeping quarters and temples

forbidden city

In some of the structures, art and historic memorials have been set; however, the tremendous achievement is the compound itself. Not-to-be-missed highlights include the Meridian Gate, the Turret, the Antiquarium, and the Imperial Garden.

Get To Know Tiananmen Square:

Tiananmen Square is one of the most famous public spaces. It’s Gate of Heavenly Peace is emblazoned with a Chairman Mao portrait as a symbol of Beijing.

Three buildings make up the complex are the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, and the Circular Mound Altar, which are all elegant and beautiful. Tiananmen square is worth touring as it depicts the traditional Daoism of China shows the ancient religious culture of China.

Tourists are allowed to go inside the three buildings, where colorful and symbolic decoration is done

Tiananmen Square

The square is the political, geographical and tourist center of the city that makes it unavoidable. 

Explore The Panjiayuan Antique Market:

The Panjiayuan Market is a huge market that covers the area of 26,000 square meters with 4,000 shops trading there.

This is the biggest market of Beijing selling antique and art pieces of China. You can find a large variety of jades, paintings, teapots, and calligraphy.

This market is no doubt is one of the best places to get some souvenirs for gifting purpose or as a memory of Beijing.

Panjiayuan Antique Marketing

Make sure to have some enough cash in your pocket, as the price of these antique pieces is quite high. But these are worth buying as a good keepsake.

Visit the National Center For The Performance Art:

The National Center for performance art is the home to three different art venues, the Opera House, the Concert Hall, and The Theatre. Everything from ballets to drama is performed there.

The artificial lake is created in its surroundings along with kit if green space that makes this place more attractive for the tourists as well as locals.

 National Center For The Performance Art

The exterior of the building is unique in its design like a giant egg made up of titanium glass. all the passages and openings into it are built underwater, which gives a surreal characteristic as you enter.

Explore National Museum of China:

The National Museum of China is located on the eastern edge of Tiananmen Square. In 2011 the museum was reopened after the massive renovations were done. The updated displays and an interior facelift are there as well as more than one million treasures. You will find the entire rooms for jade, porcelain and bronze artifacts.

If you plan to visit there keep this tip in your mind, visit the museum at the start of your tour to Beijing so that you can better understand the city and the culture of China.

National Museum of China

View The Bell And Drum Towers:

The Bell and Drum towers are considered as the crown of the district Nanluoguxiang. These ancient landmarks offer exceptional views of Beijing but you have to take a hike to reach their peaks.

Most of the tourists wish to climb the steep stairs because of getting beautiful views. If you want to climb the stairs you will have to pay $2 for the Bell Tower and $3 for the Drum Tower. Or $4.40 for both towers. 

The tower is open for the visitors daily around 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

Bell and drum tower

Visit Red Gate Gallery:

The Red Gate Gallery is among the pioneer galleries in Beijing that promote contemporary chines art. The gallery holds the exhibitions of mature and emerging artists to introduce there are pieces to the world. The gallery also helps the artist to build up their career and popularity. 

The Red Gate Gallery was opened in 1991 Since then it is showcasing the finest and latest art of China. This place is crowded with art lovers and artists all around the world.

red gate gallery

If you are fascinated by art then this is the best thing to see in Beijing for you. 

With all the list of places we provide, we hope it will help you to line up your things to see in Beijing.

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