Exciting Things to Do in Beijing

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Beijing, China

Exciting Things to Do in Beijing for Thrill Seekers

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  • Brandon León
    1 contribution
    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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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,276 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stewarts Vacation
    472 contributions
    Outstanding skilled performance of stunts, dance and acrobatics by men, women and children in colourful costumes. Visually thrilling. The theatre itself was a bit run down and unkempt looking. We had reserved seats, but were told to "sit anywhere". We selected seats near the back and had a great overview. Strict instructions were given about no photography or videoing .. but still people chose to ignore this. However, the show itself was amazing and the acrobatics astounding. Highly recommended for an evening's entertainment.
    Written December 3, 2019
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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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  • Nejat The King
    1 contribution
    Happy World is great. 10/10! My favourite part was the Valentine's Day scene. Would definitely come again. Best ride ever!!!
    Written August 27, 2021
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  • pyt795
    Milan, Italy8 contributions
    Have been to Nanshan ski resort the first time on December 27, the second time on December 31st. The first time it was not possible to get to the top of the "mountain" (hill) because the black slope had not been prepared yet, so skiing the whole day on the beginners slope was a little bit boring. Instead, the second time, one of the 2 black slopes starting from the top of the mountain was open and it was a great experience. Just regret not to be there in middle of January when the other black slope "extreme snow channel" is planned to open, as judging from above it should be very steep and challenging. One more reason to go there again in the future. In total the ski resort has 3 chairlifts, all of them are 4 seats fixed-grip type with no cover. The only defect is that the foot stand is made for chinese skiers, which means that if you are taller than 1,8 meter then it's very difficult to put your skis on it, leaving them leaning down all the time. I also enjoyed the moguls areas, they have easy,medium,difficult one (this last one is just the standard black slope starting from the top of the mountain). Rental procedure is OK, you have to pay 400 rmb as a deposit, the once you rent something the related cost will be deduct from this deposit so you don't need to handle cash all the time. Food is OK and organization is OK. Parking fee is 5 rmb but if you are lucky sometimes is free (don't know why). Have a nice day!
    Written January 26, 2022
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  • lhsanki
    Brisbane Region, Australia77 contributions
    As you would expect the Great Wall is very Impressive where ever you see it, this location, best way up is the chairlift, it is not wheelchair friendly at the top and the climb is very steep, you will need a moderate level of fitness, weekends are very crowded you would need to be there early, best time is during the week
    Written October 15, 2018
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  • Nancy H
    Aiea, HI1 contribution
    Great communication before the trip and coordinating. We had a 15 hour layover in Beijing and were traveling with our 5 kids ranging in age from 2 years old to 15. The day we were there was the first snowfall for Beijing. But our brave and skilled driver still took use to the Great Wall of China. It was amazing. We got to sled down the the Wall. Despite the conditions, he got us there safely and even recommended a great restaurant while we were at the wall. He then returned us safely back to the airport with plenty of time. The van was clean and comfortable. We would use this company again. And we traveled in November of 2016 and I'd been meaning to write this review for awhile.
    Written May 18, 2020
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  • BillPNo1
    Friendswood, TX690 contributions
    We attended a performance of the Acrobatic Show at the Chao Yang Theater in Beijing. It was the very best acrobatic performance that we had ever seen - far surpassing any of the acts that we had previously seen in ability, skill, variety, and numbers. I don't think that photography was allowed so we have no photos of the performance to share, but the quality and skill of every act and acrobatic performance remains in my mind. Don't miss this performance if you have the opportunity! It is well worthwhile!
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • Phoebe
    2 contributions
    It's a natural scenery covering a huge are. It' 'like waling in a paint. There are also many enertainment like bungee jump.
    Written January 4, 2019
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  • noahkotler
    4 contributions
    Had a great experience with Mubus. Our tour guide Tony was very informative and funny. PS the wall was not crowded in January which was perfect.
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • MagK
    1 contribution
    China travel guide has an excellent customer service.
    They provide excellent guidelines to travel in China and they respond promptly to your request when you have an issue.
    We can rely on their team and their professionalism.
    I would like to thank again Cissy Li for her help, time and patience.
    Best wishes to the all team
    Written August 16, 2021
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  • CTMerebear
    Beijing, China104 contributions
    We did a quick visit to the Summer Palace and Forbidden City. We were picked up from our compound and whisked away to our sites. David was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of each location. Our tours were totally catered to what we wanted to see. Thank you for being so flexible!
    Written February 16, 2021
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