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Beijing
Welcome to a capital city whose story goes back at least 3000 years. In Beijing, you'll find a wealth of history, both ancient (the Hall of Preserving Harmony, Summer Palace, Forbidden City) and more recent (Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Tiananmen Square). For the best market experience, choose the Dirt Market over the touristy Silk Market. A visit to the Great Wall, the longest manmade structure in the world, is absolutely essential.

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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Owner description: In 1368 AD, Mutianyu Great Wall was built by Xu Da who is the main general for Zhuyuanzhang in the Great Wall ruins of Northern Qi Dynasty. Linked to Gubeikou in the east and... more Owner description: In 1368 AD, Mutianyu Great Wall was built by Xu Da who is the main general for Zhuyuanzhang in the Great Wall ruins of Northern Qi Dynasty. Linked to Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west,the section of the Great Wall is the military hub defensing of the capitalsince ancient times. There are several famous watchtowers such as Zhengguantai, Dajiaolou, Yingfeidaoyang,Jiankou and Beijingjie, which has profound historical and cultural values. Surrounded by the mountains, the Greening rate of the Great Wall reaches 98%, and its scenery is beautiful. Known for its gorgeous scenery, Mutianyu is one of the essence in the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty. Mutianyuhas the characteristics of the fresh air, sided embrasure, peculiar guards, intensive watchtowers, the strong feeling of three-dimensional and the existing of the inside and outside branch. The Closed Tram, Speed slide, the China dream stone sity, the Great Wall hotel, Yisonglou restaurant are constructed inthe tourist area, so its facilities and function are perfect.The tourist area was added to the national 5A scenic spot list by the National Tourism Administration of China in 2011. In June 28, 2014,the Mutianyu Great Wallintegrated tourism service area put into use. The integrated tourism service area, having service functions including a visitor center, the Great Wall Culture Exhibition Center, and catering and tourism souvenirs street,covers an area of 20 acres.In this way, Mutianyu Great Wall will provide a better travel experience for visitors. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Hiking Trails; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The Great Wall at Badaling
The Great Wall at Badaling
Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely during the Qin Dynasty... more Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely during the Qin Dynasty between 221 and 238 BC, it is now believed to have been started earlier.Stretching more than 6,400 kilometers in length. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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... 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
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues; Gardens
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Enjoy Leo's Tour Beijing Guide & Driver service
Enjoy Leo's Tour Beijing Guide & Driver service
Owner description: Dear Mr/Ms My name is Leo We are a professional and private beijing tour company. We provide professional guide and driver service . Our goal is to give you a safe, wonderful, and... more Owner description: Dear Mr/Ms My name is Leo We are a professional and private beijing tour company. We provide professional guide and driver service . Our goal is to give you a safe, wonderful, and relaxing vacation while in Beijing. We will share our tradition, culture and history with you. You can make your own plan as well, so please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to give you the best service and suggestions. Any special plans or number of people is not a problem. Plus we don't have any hidden fees. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; City Tours; Private Tours; Other Outdoor Activities; Day Trips
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Beijing Tour Guide
Beijing Tour Guide
Owner description: Beijing tour guide offers tour guide service and driver service for one day tour and multi-day tour. Founded by several experienced tour guides who have done this more than 12... more Owner description: Beijing tour guide offers tour guide service and driver service for one day tour and multi-day tour. Founded by several experienced tour guides who have done this more than 12 years. We are able to provide the best hand-picked tour packages and travel solutions to overseas travelers. We also have expertise to tailor-make private tours with the best value to meet our customers' needs. If you want to know more, come with us. We offer: Beijing tour guide, Beijing tours, Great Wall tours, transportations, etc. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; City Tours; Private Tours
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The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
Ranked #1 of 12,698 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Bar
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
TRB Hutong
TRB Hutong
Ranked #2 of 12,698 Restaurants in Beijing
Price: $30 - $74
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Black Sesame Kitchen
Black Sesame Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 12,698 Restaurants in Beijing
Price:
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
King's Joy Beijing
King's Joy Beijing
Ranked #4 of 12,698 Restaurants in Beijing
Price: $59 - $74
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
BeiJing Haidilao Hot Pot (Wangfujing)
BeiJing Haidilao Hot Pot (Wangfujing)
Ranked #5 of 12,698 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Peking Yard Hostel
Peking Yard Hostel
$13 - $71 (CN¥88 - CN¥480)
Ranked #127 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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GreenTree Inn Beijing Daxing yizhuang Bei'an
GreenTree Inn Beijing Daxing yizhuang Bei'an
$20 - $43 (CN¥138 - CN¥288)
Ranked #289 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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GreenTree Inn Beijing Fangshan Liangxiang Suzhuang
$23 - $27 (CN¥155 - CN¥182)
Ranked #293 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
3.0 of 5
Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
$39 - $357
Ranked #12 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
4.0 of 5
Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
$48 - $159
Ranked #56 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center
4.0 of 5
Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center
$38 - $234
Ranked #68 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Eclat Beijing
5.0 of 5
Hotel Eclat Beijing
$185 - $298 (CN¥1,250 - CN¥2,013)
Ranked #1 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
$222 - $356
Ranked #2 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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The Opposite House
5.0 of 5
The Opposite House
$233 - $394 (CN¥1,574 - CN¥2,661)
Ranked #3 of 6,491 Hotels in Beijing
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