Beijing Tourism

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Beijing is one of the most visited cities in the world. There are hundreds of attractions in Beijing waiting for you to explore! The Forbidden City ( the Palace Museum) was the home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ( 1368-1911).

The Temple of Heaven (Tiantan), also a UNESCO World Heritage Site was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties made visits for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

The Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site shows a comprehensive collection of imperial gardens and palaces that used as the summer resort for the Qing Dynasty emperors.

Located at the outskirts of urban Beijing are the Thirteen tombs of the Ming Dynasty, the burial sites of thirteen Ming emperors, also part of the World Heritage Site.

There are eight major sections of the Great Wall of China that are on the outskirts of Beijing. In addition, Beijing also boasts of many historical sites, siheyuan (courtyard houses) and hutong(alleys), theme museums, parks and gardens and  the Olympic sites are big magnets both for international and domestic tourists. Welcome to Beijing!

General Information
Beijing Tour
Beijing tours to Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and more as well as Beijing China tours operated by Beijing based China Tour Operator.
Beijing Tourism Administration
an official website of Beijing tourism administration.
Beijing Travel Maps
Great maps plus practical travel info, specially designed for tourists to explore Beijing and its famous attractions.
Beijing Student Travel, Beijing Tours of Backpackers
Travel Information for Backpackers in Beijing.
Beijing (China) Frommers.com
a Comprehensive Guide to Beijing by Frommers.com.
Destination Beijing
Lonely Planet Běijīng Travel Guide. Běijīng travel information, advice, hotels, reviews, maps and itineraries.
Beijing Tourism – Best of Beijing
By Tripadvisor
Visit during the spring or fall for the best weather.
Directory listings for Parks in Beijing
by thebeijinger.com.
Beijing Travel – Wikitravel
Beijing Municipality is a large region, equal to a province or state.

Beijing Attractions
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
by a local tour organizer in Beijing.
Interactive English map of Beijing tourist attractions
You can zoom, pan and click on attractions in this map.
Tourist attractions of Beijing
by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
THE PALACE MUSEUM
( Forbidden City ) – official site. Also called the Forbidden City, Gu Gong in Chinese, was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Forbidden City
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Tiananmen Square
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lama Temple – Yonghegong- Beijing
Insider tips on Lama Temple – Yonghegong in Beijing.
Summer Palace
an official website. It was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known now as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900.
Summer Palace
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Beijing Temple of Confucius
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Hutong
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A tour through Beijing’s Hutongs gives you fresh insight into Beijing’s local life.
Hutong Tour
See old Beijing with men driven transport – Rickshaw.
Old Summer Palace
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ming Dynasty Tombs
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jingshan
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Beijing Zoo
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Beijing Haiyangguan (Beijing Aquarium)
by frommers.com.

Beijing Museums
Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall
By Tripadvisor
Beijing Ancient Observatory
The Beijing Ancient Observatory is one of the oldest stellar observation sites in the world, and even more astoundingly, it operated entirely without telescopes.
Beijing Police Museum
by Tripadvisor
Beijing Museum of Natural History
The Beijing Natural History Museum is the earliest natural history museum in China after the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum is a theme museum that displays the history of ancient Chinese architecture.
China Railway Museum
China Railway Museum. The museum is the national museum of the railway system. It specializes in collecting, storing, displaying, exhibiting and studying.
Beijing Museum Tour
Beijing Museum tour packages itineraries and prices.
The China Aviation Museum
China Aviation Museum is about 40 miles north of Beijing and located in the foot of fascinating Xiao Tang Hill (XiaoTangShan) in Chang Ping District, Beijing.
Memorial Museum of Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War
a museum of the revolutionary history. Located near the Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge) in the southwestern Fengtai District of Beijing, the museum was opened to the public on July 7, 1987.
Chinese Agricultural Museum
China Agriculture Museum is located in the National Agriculture Exhibition Hall at Dongsanhuan in Beijing.
Directory Listings for Museums
by thebeijinger.com.
Beijing Museums: a complete list of Beijing Museums
By Tour-Beijing.Com

The Great Wall in Beijing
Different sections of the Great Wall in Beijing
All the eight sections of the Great Wall in Beijing have their own unique features.
Walking the Great Wall of China (Robert)
I hope you will enjoy following my adventure along the Great Wall of China, and perhaps this site can be an encouragement for you to follow your dreams!
Beijing Great wall Maps
Including Badaling, Mutianyu, Simatai Great Wall Maps. Take these Maps Before you go.
How long is the Great Wall?
This is a very complicated question as many dynasties in Chinese history built, modified or extended the Great Wall.
History of The Great Wall of China
History of The Great Wall of China. The Beginning of The Great Wall…
Great Wall
Great Wall tips and photos posted by real travelers and Beijing locals.
Badaling Great Wall
by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Badaling Great Wall Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery of Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall.
Badaling Section of the Great Wall
The wall is about 80 kilometers northwest from downtown Beijing.
Juyong Pass ( Juyongguan ) Great Wall
by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Juyong Pass Great Wall Hiking
spectacular pass, steep, slender and circular wall, less original.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Great Wall at Mutianyu
by tripadvisor.com. Reviews of the Mutianyu Great Wall.
Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking
natural landscape, green, smooth, towers at close intervals, well preserved and original.
Jinshanling Great Wall
by tripadvisor.com. Your source for the web’s best unbiased reviews and articles about Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing.
Jinshanling – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are more than 100 enemy towers along the whole Jinshanling Great Wall.
Jinshanling Great Wall Hike
wild, ruined, preserved and original.
Reviews of Great Wall at Simatai
Visit TripAdvisor, your source for the web’s best unbiased reviews and articles about Great Wall at Simatai in Beijing.
Simatai
by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing.

Beijing Excursions
Beijing Suburban Excursions
Beijing Municipality comprises 6 urban districts (downtown), 8 suburban districts and 2 counties.
Tanzhe Temple
by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Situated in the Western Hills, this Buddhist temple lies 45km (28 miles) west of Beijing.
Yunju Temple Pagoda
The Yunju Temple is located in the Shiuto Village, Shangle Town southwest of Fangshan District
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Zhoukoudian is a small village about 50 km southwest of Beijing.
Songzhuang Artist Village
In the east suburb of Beijing,there are about 500 artists lived in several villages around SongZhuang, forming the largest art community in the world, which is known as Artist Village.

Kid Friendly Places
Beijing Zoo
It has rare Chinese animals, such as the Giant Panda and the Golden Monkey, and also a wide selection from around the world.
Beijing-Kids
Beijing International family resource
China Science and Technology Museum
A national museum, China’s Science and Technology Museum serves is a large institution for science education.
Sony ExploraScience
An interactive educational center for promotion of science and education.
Ditan Park
Ditan means Temple of the Earth, and it was here that emperors would make sacrifices to please the earth gods each year.
World Park
16 kilometres from the city proper, the World Park in Beijing features 106 of the most famous sites in the world.
Top 10 Kids Friendly Attractions in Beijing
Beijing can be a wonderful place for a family vacation and has plenty to offer in terms of kids friendly attractions
Things to do in Beijing | Time Out Beijing Family
By Timeout Beijing
Beijing Family Restaurants
By tripadviaor
Beijing’s Best Places to Eat if You Have Family and Kids
By Beijinger.com