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Ranked #1 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn't get as crowded.  This section of the Wall is fully restored... more »

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Ranked #2 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow Flower Fortress and is a good place for hiking.
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Ranked #3 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Gardens; Parks; Biking Trails
Owner description: Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 290-acre park is still a retreat for the crowd-weary tourist, who can relax here or... more » Owner description: Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 290-acre park is still a retreat for the crowd-weary tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. « less
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Ranked #5 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts

On Sundays particularly this park is full of community activities. You are welcome to join in if you wish. There are community singing groups (You need Mandarin for that, but... more »

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Ranked #6 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Parks
Owner description: Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building for religious worship in China, which was... more » Owner description: Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building for religious worship in China, which was originally used by the Ming and Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest. « less
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Ranked #8 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Landmarks
12 miles north of Changping and 37 miles north of Beijing. Apparently closest portion of Great Wall to Beijing.
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Ranked #9 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Parks; Bodies of Water; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings,... more » Owner description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake. « less
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Ranked #11 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters
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Ranked #12 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and... more » Owner description: Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century. « less
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Ranked #13 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Museums

A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot (25m) high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan... more »

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Ranked #14 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Art Galleries; Neighborhoods
Owner description: This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide array of different styles. This old factory compound has... more » Owner description: This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide array of different styles. This old factory compound has been perfectly converted to house numerous galleries and bookshops & cafes. « less
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Ranked #16 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #17 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Neighborhoods; Bodies of Water
Owner description: This area of Beijing contains some of the most extensive old hutong neighborhoods and the three lakes of Xihai, Houhai and... more » Owner description: This area of Beijing contains some of the most extensive old hutong neighborhoods and the three lakes of Xihai, Houhai and Oianhai. « less
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Ranked #19 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Science Museums; Parks
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Ranked #20 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #22 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
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Category: Museums
Owner description: This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the founding of the Communist... more » Owner description: This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the founding of the Communist Party, the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars, the Japanese War, the 1911 Revolution and the social unrest of 1989. « less
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Ranked #23 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Educational Sites; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #28 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: Nature and Parks

The Zhongshan Park (in honour of Sun Yat-sen) is a very nice, peaceful park located north from Tiananmen square. In the park itself there isn't a lot to do next to stopping at the... more »

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Ranked #30 of 1,226 attractions in Beijing
Category: History Museums; Museums
Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.
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