Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Beijing

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  • WenXiPoon
    Hong Kong, China188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent location to experience the Great Wall. Well maintained and clean area. Visiting in April offers nice weather with clean blue sky!
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Amila Perera
    Gampaha, Sri Lanka472 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be prepared for long walks and steps. The place is awesome in the morning and easily accessible by metro. There are very few snack options so bring your own. Use the map to avoid getting lost. Go to the top for breathtaking views.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Amila Perera
    Gampaha, Sri Lanka472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of stairs and walking but really worth the pictures and historic value of the location. Some attractions close early so please come in the morning. The exits are confusing and suddenly you may find trapped inside.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Pidz Lebel
    Brossard, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best experience in my life to climb to the tower of hero. The feelings you get from this wonder of the world will change you.
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • Julie V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you miss Li. Your help on how to get to places was brilliant. Very friendly. Communication was great. Definitely recommend. Julie
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • ClaireLouise
    Derbyshire, UK367 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a large place. The temple buildings were lovely.
    Cost 25CNY entrance.
    After visiting a lot of temples on our 13 stops throughout China, whilst I did enjoy having a wander through, I did think other temples I had visited were better.
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • Amila Perera
    Gampaha, Sri Lanka472 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is large and takes long walks to explore the vast area. The daily flag hoisting/down even is a crowd pleaser so be prepared with published times to witness it.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jingshan Park is renowned for its artificial hill, constructed from soil excavated during the construction of the Forbidden City's palace moat. From the hilltops, you can enjoy great city views.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beihai Park, an ancient imperial garden from the 12th century, spans over 71 hectares. The park features numerous statues, buildings, and structures.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • Leong Chee Sheng
    Singapore, Singapore135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a huge space dedicated to art scene in Beijing. It's very nice to explore and soak in the vibes.

    Some down points for us (nothing too serious):
    - shops there have different opening hours, some open after 2pm, some closed at 4pm etc so our visit at 12pm was awfully awkward as some places are not open
    - there's not a lot of food options inside so make sure you have some food before coming over
    - the area is quite far off the metro; I believe the nearest one is under construction, so it was quite a walk into the premise for us, and the cab out was stuck in heavy traffic for a while
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • roamas
    Sydney, Australia674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uncrowded late March (tail end of the low season)we saw no more than 40 people enroute. It was impressive though restored. The dam was still iced over adding to the picturesque charm. Apparently the wild sections are no longer accessible due to the death of an American diplomat and his family 3 years ago (this is what local told us).
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic day here. Clear blue skies enabled superb views of the wall as it stretches out into the mountains. We were both carrying injuries so didn't climb high but the views were still spectacular. The wall starts with a moderate climb which quickly becomes steep. There are shops inside the entrance offering drinks and souviners. It's a must do.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Ram
    London, UK110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very popular and important tourist place for local and overseas tourists. Huge place, only walking is allowed. Getting into is a security check process, lengthy que but efficient. Carry passport if from overseas.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • roamas
    Sydney, Australia674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, take your time and admire the amazing paintings along the corridor as well. If you know anything about the Dowager Empress Cixi you can imagine being in her shoes and walking along the corridor.
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • gertrude28269
    Oleggio, Italy20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really an amazing venue for dance, music, singing, concerts, even very interesting international artists.
    Written February 6, 2023
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