Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Beijing

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  • Brandon León
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    It is a great sight capable of encompassing great historical moments throughout the years, plus there were lives that were lost at the time of its construction, It has a great background that is worth investigating if you are curious about its history.
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Amazing structures. Lots of history and beautiful surroundings. People in traditional costume. Very crowded but well worth the visit.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Rogério - 56+ countries visited
    Klaipeda, Lithuania850 contributions
    In the palace itself there isn’t much to do except going up the long stairs and appreciate the views. Suggest comfortable shoes.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,277 contributions
    This was a review going back to 2019 as part of a cruise and stay package.
    This part of the wall is superb but don’t have anything to compare it with. It is a long way from Beijing though and during golden week traffic is pretty crazy.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Oscar Tegni
    Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
    Beautiful and cool place that should be on your list of places to see in Beijing.
    Its covers a huge area, pavilion after pavilion. Would recommend having a guide to to understand the history and architecture.
    Written November 2, 2021
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  • richiel747
    Richmond, Canada328 contributions
    Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket via WeChat however we were able to pay for the ticket in cash when we arrived on site. As a visitor, you do need your passport number to visit the site. The history is incredible and it provides great insight to the spiritual side of ancient times. The buildings are amazing and if you time you visit right when the light is low, the sun lights up the interiors so you can really appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these buildings. You can race around and see the buildings or spend a lot of time wandering around.
    Written January 1, 2022
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  • Matt T
    Beijing, China11 contributions
    We ended up in this park when the Fobidden City was sold out. Even though it was not our original destination, it surpassed expectations! The tea room on the East side is a great cultural gem.
    Written April 25, 2021
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  • Jane S
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    Easy access to the Great Wall and great to be able to experience. Travelled pre Covid in April 2020.
    Written January 15, 2022
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    The workmanship in the buildings were second to none. The gardens were beautifully manicured to perfection. Very relaxing visit. Well worth the look
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Tundykee0
    13 contributions
    It was beautiful and even though we haven't been on another part of the wall, I can definitely say this is the most stunning part of the wall. The lake view is priceless and there are a lot of faculties around the wall at this place. Unfortunately the amusement park was closed due to winter and most part of the wall was also closed but at the summer time I am pretty sure it's the best. Especially for people with kids. You can also float on the lake in a boat.
    Written March 21, 2020
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  • Beckensaur
    8 contributions
    Went to Beijing for a business trip. I had only one day free. Decided to see 798 art zone and found it very amusing.
    Written October 14, 2021
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  • Abusyed
    Tianjin, China42 contributions
    One of the best place to visit, not an normal greatwall as locates in badaling, its special worth to visit , its a only place have.cable car for night view, well preserved. Nigth view something special.
    Written June 1, 2021
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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland242 contributions
    Great to see a small piece of significant history.
    Disabled access may not be the easiest attraction.
    Stunning scenery.
    Written March 18, 2022
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  • Stephen C
    1,070 contributions
    This place reeks of history from recent past , and more importantly into the grandeur of the palace started in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Tiananmen Square continues to play a key role in Beijing whereby important parades and events are held.

    If you can wake up early, then you should make your way to the square for the daily flag raising ceremony.
    Written December 29, 2020
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  • André K
    Uitenhage, South Africa181 contributions
    If you enjoy architecture this is a good place to visit. For me it was impressive at night time as you can experience the stadium and ice cube while it is illuminated.You do not have to spend to much time here as there are not much else to do but it is worth a short visit.
    Written December 20, 2019
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