Among other Asian countries, China is the one that receives the most visitors. Each state of China receives more than a million visitors every year, and Beijing is no different to them.
Beijing is the “old and modern capital” of the country. The “Great Wall of China” is one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” It has won again in the campaign of world wonders as the New7Wonders of the world.
Beside “The Great Wall of China”, many other historic places are there in China. Millions of tourists visit Beijing every year.
Emperors from major dynasties in China made many historic buildings and artifacts that fascinate and attracts tourists from around the Globe.
Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, and a few other historic landmarks are the major attracts in China.
Places to visit in Beijing, China
Today, you will learn about the historic landmarks in the city of Beijing, their little history, and the other fun things to do during their weekly trip to China.
- The Great Wall of China
Touring The Great Wall of China is the one of the fun things to do in Beijing. The Great Wall of China is 5500 miles long. In the local language, people have several different names of the Great Wall of China. It starts from Shanhaiguan and travels for about 5500 miles. Therefore, tourists can access the wall on different spots. People visit Badaling the most at the Great Wall of China. There are other great spots on the China Wall such as Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Simatai, and a few others.
- Forbidden CityAnother fun things to do in Beijing is to visit the Forbidden City. It is a palace complex, consisting of 980 buildings. It covers an area of 72 hectares. Emperors of Ming Dynasty built the complex during their rule in Beijing. Qing dynasty rulers also contributed their part in the completion of the work. In 1406, work started for the construction of the forbidden city. Finally, construction work ended in 1420. The complex was the residence of the emperors that lived in the building during their era of rule in the Chinese territories. It is a UNESCO World heritage site. Now it is a palace museum for the display of a collection of Emperors belongings and artifacts.
- Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen is a public square that lies near the Forbidden City. It is one of the five largest public squares in the World. It has a strong cultural and historical significance. Mao Zedong, revolutionary leader and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, proclaimed the independence of the People’s Republic of China at Tiananmen Square. Moreover, there are a few other buildings in the square such as Mao Zedong Memorial, Monument of the Heroes, the National Museum of China, and the great hall of the people.
- Temple of HeavenEmperors of Qing and Ming dynasty used temple of heaven as a religious building for their prayers and religious feasts. Prayer for good harvest is performed every year in the hall of prayers. It is a UNESCO cultural heritage site list.
The park is located at the Northwest of the Forbidden City. During the era of Imperial China, the park serves as a place for public gathering for the royal family. There are many famous buildings that people can see in the park. Such as Jade Flower Island, the white pagoda, the five dragon pavilions, the nine dragon wall, Xiao Xi Tian, The Miaoxiang Pavilion, and the Dacizhenru Hall.
- Ming TombsAs their last resting place, emperors of the Ming dynasty built these tombs. The first tomb lies in the Nanjing. While the other 13 tombs or mausoleums are located in a suburban district of Changping.
- Happy ValleyAnother fun things to do in Beijing is to visit the Chinese Disneyland of Happy Valley. Beijing OTC built the valley as a tourist resort. There are six themed areas in the Happy Valley, including Atlantis, Lost Maya, Ant Kingdom, Aegean Sea, Shangri-La, and Firth Forest. People of all ages can enjoy their time at the valley. Moreover, Happy Valley host the famous yearly celebration of the lantern festival that is held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunisolar year.