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Beijing Municipality

China's political capital. There are 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China.

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Great Wall

Location:
Badaling section - 80km from Beijing City
Travel Information:
Badaling section - 1.5 hours from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Juyong Pass section of the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a series of defensive system built over thousands of years. The Great Wall of China also serves as a border control and control of trade along the silkroad. The total length is 21,196km stretching from teh west to the Northeast China.
This section is nearer to Beijing city than Badaling section and is popular with tourist.

Juyong Pass is located in Changping District of Beijing City.

Juyong Pass section of the Great Wall

Ming Dynasty pass built in 1368AD. It is an imporant pass protecting Beijing City and controls access to Chian from the north.

Simatai section of the Great Wall

Originally built during the Northern Qi dynasty. It retains its state after repairs during the Ming Dynasty.

Simatai Great Wall is located in Miyun District of Beijing City.

Badaling section of the Great Wall

The more famous section of the great wall around beijing.

Badaling Great Wall is located in Yanqing District of Beijing City.

Imperial Palace

Location:
Dongcheng District, Beijing City
Travel Information:
City Transport
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Forbidden City Meridian Gate

24 Emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasty ruled China from the palace from 1420 to 1912. Its archtectural has strong influenced in East Asia. This is the world largest complex of ancient wood strucutre.
The Meridian Gate was used by the Emperor to review his roops and to perform ceremonies. It is the entrance to the outer court of the Forbidden City.

Forbidden City Golden Water and Marble Bridge

The water way was designed to resemble the shape of the jade belt worn by officials while the 5 marble bridges symbolised the five cardinal viruues of Confucianism.

Forbidden City Gate of Supreme Harmony

This gate was used to recieve visotrs.

Forbidden City Hall of Supreme Harmony

The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest Hall in the palace. It was used for major occasions and official ceremonies.

Forbidden City Hall of Central Harmony

This hall was used by the Emperor before official ceremonies.

Forbidden City Hall of Preserved Harmony

This Hall was used to rehearse ceremonies and for the holding the final Imperial examinations.

Forbidden City Gate of Heavenly Purity

This gate is the entrance to the inner court of the Forbidden City where the royal family used to live.

Forbidden City Palace of Heavenly Purity

This Palce was whre the Emperor live and manage daily affairs.

Forbidden City Gate of Divine Prowess

This is the northern gate of the Forbidden City.

Summer Palace

Location:
Haidian District, Beijing City
Travel Information:
City Transport
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Summer Palace Marble Boat

The Summer Palace is one of the four famous gardens and the largest royal garden in China. The Marble Boat was built in 1775. It is the only western architectural building in the garden. The body of the boat was carved from a single rock.

Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill

The park with its many gardens and buildings is a display of traditional garden and Qing dynasty architectural design in China. Kunming Lake and the Longevity Hill are the main sightseeing area in the garden. The Hall of Benevolence and Longevity were used by the Royal family for political activities while the Imperial family lives in the Hall of Happiness and Longevity, Hall of Jade Ripples and Yiyun Hall.

Temple of Heaven

Location:
Dongcheng District, Beijing City
Travel Information:
City Transport
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Temple of Heaven The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

The imperial complex was built in 1420 and used by Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to pray for good harverst. There are three main buildings in the complex. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest was constrcuted without the use of nails and used for the Emperor to pray for good harvest.

Temple of Heaven The Imperial Vault of Heaven

The Imperial Vault of Heaven has an Echo Wall that reflects sound over long distance.

Temple of Heaven The Circular Mound Altar

The Circular Mound Altar was constructed in 1530 and used for the Emperor to pray for good weather. The centre of teh altar has a round slate called the Supreme Yang or Heart of Heaven.

Imperial Tombs

Location:
50km from Beijing City
Travel Information:
1hour from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Imperial Tombs Zhaoling Tomb

Zhaoling is the Tomb of Emperor Zhu Zaihou and his three Empresses. Emperor Zhu was the 12th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. This is one of the thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty in Beijing in the World Heritage Site list.

Imperial Tombs Zhaoling Tomb

Zhaoling is the Tomb of Emperor Zhu Zaihou and his three Empresses. Emperor Zhu was the 12th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. This is one of the thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty in Beijing in the World Heritage Site list.

Pekingman Site

Location:
Fangshan District, Beijing City
Travel Information:
1hour from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Pekingman Site

The site has deposits and fossils from the pleistocene epouch. The human fossil remains includes skulls of the Peking man was found in 1929 by Chinese archaeologists Yang Zhongjian, Pei Wenzhong and Jia Lanpo. The Zhoukoudian Site Museum has a skull model at its entrance.

Pekingman Site

Site where one of the the peking man skull was found in 1929.

Pekingman Site

Spot where one of the peking man skull was found in 1921.

Grand Canal

Location:
Xicheng and Tongzhou Districts, Beijing City
Travel Information:
City centre and Tongzhou sites are 1 hour from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Beijing Grand Canal

China's Grand Canal at 2700km, is the longest and oldest in the world. It comprises of 3 sections:- Shuitang Grand Canal, Jinghang Grand Canal and the Zhedong Grand Canal developed over 2500 years. The World Heritage Site listing under China Grand Canal includes 1011km and 54 sites along the Grand Canal.

Beijing Grand Canal

Beijing is the northern teminal of the Grand Canal.

Shichahai

Location:
Xicheng District, Beijing City
Travel Information:
City Transport
Honours:
Most Beautiful Places

Shichahai

The area around the lake is part of the Grand Canal world heritage site. It is also voted the most beautiful places due to the ancient buildings around the lake area.

Shichahai

The area around the lake is part of the Grand Canal world heritage site. It is also voted the most beautiful places due to the ancient buildings around the lake area.

Dongcheng District

Location:
Old city within 2nd Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Tiananmen

This is a Ming dynasty gate where Chairman Mao declared founding of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949.

Tiananmen Square Monument to the People's Heroes

The monument is within the Square infront of the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The obelisk monument was erected in 1958 to the martyrs of 19th and 20th centuries revolutions in China. The front of the monument has calligraphy from People's Republic of China's 1st Chairman Mao Zedong and the back has an epitaph written by People's Republic of China's 1st Premier Zhou Enlai.

Tiananmen Square Mausoleum of Mao Zedong

The Mausoleum was built after Chiarman Mao's death in 1976. Building materials from different parts of China was used for the construction including water and sand from Taiwan Straits.

Tiananmen Square Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People is located at the eastern side of the Square and used by the People's Republic of China and Communist Party of China for legislative and ceremonial activities. It was one of the Ten Great Constructions completed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Tiananmen Square China National Museum

The China National Museum is located at the western side of the Square. It was one of the Ten Great Constructions completed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Tiananmen Square, Zhengyang Men

Ming dynasty era gate is at the southern end of Tiananmen Square and was used to protect the imperial palace.

Tiananmen Square, Arrow Tower

The Arrow Tower together with Zhengyang Men forms a two gate system to protect the imperial palace.

Beijing Railway Museum

The museum is formerly Zhengyang Men East Railway Station.

Qianmen Street

The 840m long shopping street has been in business since the Ming dynasty and is sited along the central axis of Beijing city.

Guozijian

The Imperial Academy was built in 1306. It is the highest institution of learning China's scholars for the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Imperial Academy Street

The 669m street has a history of 700 year and leads to the Imperial Academy, the Confucius Temple and the Yonghegong Temple. It is one of the Historical and Cultural Street in China.

Beijing Confucius Temple Dismounting Stele

The dismounting stele is found a distance away from the access to the temple. It informs all visitors to mismount from their horses.

Beijing Confucius Temple Screen Wall

The screen wall is found infront of the main entrance to the temple to protect it from the evil spirits.

Beijing Confucius Temple Chu Jian Cypress Tree

The Cypress Tree is 700 years old. There is a legend that the tree can distinguish between good and evil people. During the Ming Dunasty, a trescherous offical when to worship on behalf of the Emperor. One of the branch of the tree casued his hat to fall off.

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Gate

The Gate of Great Accomplishment lead to the Hall of Great Accomplishment. The Confucius Temple was built in 1302 during the Yuan Dynasty and expanded continuously. It is now the second largest Confucius Temple after the one in Qufu.

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

The Hall of Great Accomplishment is the main hall in the temple.

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

There are 198 tablets in the Hall with names of 51,624 Jinshi (Advanced scholars) from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Yonghegong

.A Tibetan Buddhism temple. One of the highlight is a 26m Buddha statue carved from a single sandalwood.

Beijing Railway Station

It was one of the Ten Great Constructions completed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Wangfujing Shopping Street

Beijing's most popular 810m long street shopping has been around for 700 years.

Wangfujing Food Street

Wangfujing Food Street

Wangfujing Food Street

Wangfujing Food Street

Wangfujing Quanjide Peking Duck

Beijing Quanjide Peking Duck

Beijing Quanjide Peking Duck

Beijing Quanjide Peking Duck

Beijing Food

Boiled peanuts with plum, Emperor's chinese cabbage, Beijing yogurt, Noodles with soybean paste (zhajiangmian).

Beijing Food

Beijing Food

Beijing Food

Preserved fruits (guopu). A sweet snack of preserved fruit from Ming dynasty.

St Joseph's Church

Its also called Wangfujing Church and near Wangfujing Shopping street.

The church was first completed in 1655. It is one of 4 historic Catholic churches and the second oldest church in Beijing.

Wangfujing Paleolithic Museum

The site is at the basement of Oriental Plaza. It was discovered in 1996 during construction of the building.

Beijing Ancient Observatory

This is one of the oldest observatory in the world. It was used from 1442 to 1929. The brick observatory tower is 15m high and astronomical instruments are now placed there as exhibits.

South Luo Gu Lane

The lane is the central axis of 8 traditional houses called hutongs built during the Yuan Dynasty on either side of it. The lane is now a popular tourist destination.

South Luo Gu Lane Bench Mark Stone

This Bench Mark Stone is the datum point to compute and measure the altitude of Beijing. It was installed in the early period of Republic of China and made of Han white jade. This is 1 of 3 remaining bench mark stones in Beijing.

Bell Tower

Bell Tower together with Drum tower lies along the central axis of the city. Both Towers were built in 1272 and used to announce time from the Yuan dynasty till 1924. The Bell Tower is 47.9m high and has the largest and heaviest bell in China.

Drum Tower

The Drum Tower is 46.7m high and near the Bell Tower.

Imperial City Wall Relics Park

The park is also known as the Huangchenggeng Relics Park. In the Imperial period, the Forbidden City is at the centre and surrounded by the Imperial City. Outside of the Imperial City is the Inner City. The park traces the former Imperial City wall.

Imperial City Wall Relics Park

It is 2.4 km long located near Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and Forbidden City.

Imperial City Wall Relics Park

Remains of the underground footing of the walls in the park.

Beijing Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Southeast Corner Tower

The Tower was built between 1436 to 1439. It is 29m high and has 144 archery windows making it the largest exisitng corner tower in China.

Beijing Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins

The city walls was built in 1419 as the inner city wall. It was 40km long and this 1.5km section is the only remaining section.

Green Waterway

The Temple of Earth Earth God Worship House

The Temple was constructed in 1530 by Ming Dynasty Emperor Jiajing. It was used by Ming and Qing Dynasties Emperors to pray to the God of Earth. The Earth God Worship House was built in 1530 by Emperor Jia Jing of the Ming Dynasty. It was used to worship the Earth God and otehr Chinese Gods by the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

The Temple of Earth Square Moated Terrace

The Earth Square Moated Terrace was used to offer sacrifices. It has a square layout due to ancient believe that the heaven is round and earth is square.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

The Temple of Earth Bell Tower

Yuan Zonghuan's Grave and Shrine

Ming Dynasty General Yuan defended the country from the Jurchen invasions.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Longtan Park Temple of General Yuan Chonghuan

The Temple was built to honour the Ming Dynasty General who defended the country from the Jurchen invasions.

Longtan Park

The park was designed by Liang Qichao created in 1952 by beautifying the landscape around the man-made lake. The lake was formed in the Ming Dynasty when teh earth was used to create bricks to built the city walls of the Beijing outer city.

Dongcheng City Moat

City Moat near Longtan Park.

Dongzhimen Wai Mosque

The mosque was founded during the Yuan Dynasty. It moved to its curent location in 1993.

Xicheng District

Location:
Old city within 2nd Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Beijing Zoo

China's largest zoo. It is founded in 1906, making it the oldest zoo in China and oldest public park in northern China. The most famous resident are the pandas.

Beihai Park

An imperial park built to imitate buildings and scenery from other parts of China. The Bai Ta or Dagoba in the background is one of the more recognised landmark of the park. It is one of two famous Dagoba in Beijing. The other one is in Miaoying Temple.

Daguanyuan Park

This is a park built in 1989 based on the chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber.

Song Qingling Residence

Song Qingling was from one of the four big families of the Republic of China and wife of the Sun Yat-sen who was made the Provisional President of the Republic of China in 1911 and one of the leaders of the 1911 Xinhai revolution that over threw the Qing Dynasty. During the Chinese Civil War, Song Qingling supported the communist and was one of the guest when the Chinese Communist Party declared the founding of new People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949 at Tiananmen Square. Song Qingling was the Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 1976 to 1978 and the Honorary Chairwoman of the People's Republic of China in 1981. She stayed in this house from 1963 till her death on 29 May 1981.

Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall

Mei Lanfang was one of the greatest Beijing Opera actor famous playing female roles. The memorial Hall was Mei Lanfang's residence from 1961 till 1961. The memorial hall was established by Premier Zhou Enlai and his family contributed the actor's personal mementos. The inscription at the entrance was written by chairman Deng Xiaoping.

Guo Moruo Memorial Hall

Guo Moruo was a Chinese writer, poet, politican and archaeologist. He was also the President of the University of Science and Technology of China (1958-1978), Chairman of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1949-1978) and Chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (1949-1978). The memorial hall was Guo Moruo's residence from 1963 till his death in 1978.

Former Fu Jen Catholic University

The Fu Jen Catholic University was established in 1925 and closed in 1952.

Former Residence of Admiral Zheng He

The residence in the Sanbulao Hutong was where Admiral Zheng stayed in Beijing while serving Zhu Di, the Prince Yan. He was later assigned to lead the voyages when Zhu Di became Emperor Yongle.

Lu Xun's former Residence

Lun Xun (1881-1936) was one of the famous intellectuals China and leading figure of modern Chinese literature. His short story "The true story of Ah Q" was considered for Nobel prize in 1927. This place was Lu Xun's residence from 1924 to August 1926 when he was working for the Republc of China's Ministry of Education and helped designed the Tweleve Symbols national emblem in 1912. The house was designed by him.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Miaoying White Stupa Temple

The temple was first built after the White Dagoba was completed in 1279 during the Yuan Dynasty as an Imperial temple. The current temple was reconstructed by Emperor Tianshun of Ming Dynasty in 1457.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Miaoying White Stupa Temple

Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty granted imperial permission to built the White Dagoba. It is one of two famous Dagoba in Beijing. The other one is in Beihai Park.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 4.

Temple of Ancient Monarchs

The Temple of Ancient Monarchs was built in 1530 by Emperor Jiajing of Ming Dynasty to worship wise Emperors and brillant government officals and military officers. A total of 188 Emperors including the Three Gage Kings Fuxi, Yellow Emperor and Yan Emperor are worshipped.

The Temple of Ancient Monarchs together with the Beijing Confucius Temple and Royal Ancestral Temple are Beijing's Top Three Imperial Temples of the Mong and Qing Dynasties.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Guangji Temple

The Buddhist temple was first built during the Jin Dynasty and expanded by successive dynasties. The Buddhist Association of China is located in the temple.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Xishi Station, Line 2.

Beijing Monk Wansong Pagoda

The original pagoda was built in the 13th century for a famous Buddhist monk. In 1753, Emperor Qianlong ordered the Pagoda to be restored and the present octagonal brick Pagoda was built. In 1986, the original seven storey brick pagoda was discovered inside the present Pagoda during a restoration work.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Xishi Station, Line 2.

Maliandao Tea Street

The 1.5km street is the largest tea trading area in Beijing and the largest tea distribution centre in North China.

Beijing Xicheng Food

Beijing Xicheng Food

Jingshan Park Wanchun Pavilion

Jingshan Park was formerly an imperial park north of Forbidden City. The Jingshan or Prospect Hill is a 4.5m high manmade hills created by soil excavated during the contruction of the moats during the Ming Dynasty. The Park is open to public since 1928.

View of Forbidden City from Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park Guanmiao Pavilion

Jingshan Park

Deshengmen Archery Tower

The archery tower was part of the city's northern gate and wall built in 1437. Only the archery tower remains now.

The Temple of Moon

The Temple was constructed in 1530 by Ming Dynasty Emperor Jiajing. The Temple was used aby the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors for ritual sacrifice to the moon.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Beijing North Railway Station

Chaoyang District

Location:
Urban district between 2nd and 5th Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Chaoyang Cityscape

Part of the Beijing Central Business is locaed in the district.

Chaoyang Cityscape

Wanda Group is located in the district in the buildings on the left side.

Yuan Capital City Wall Park

The city wall was completed in 1276 to protect Dadu, the Capital of Yuan Dynasty. The park was created park to protect the ruins of the city wall. The little moon rivers flows through the park.

National Stadium

Venue for the 2008 Olympics Games competition, opening and closing ceremony.

National Aquatics Center

Venue for the 2008 Olympics Games swimming competition. Popularly known as the Water Cube for its shape.

Dongyue Temple

A Taoist Temple of the Eastern Peak is dedicated to the God of Mount Tai. It was built during the Yuan dynasty in 1323.

Dongyue Temple Daizhongbao Hall

The Temple has 3 halls. Daizhongbao Hall is the main hall for prayers.

Dongyue Temple Stone tablets

Stone tablets from the Yuan Dyansty till the early republician period in the temple.

CCTV Headquarters

The 237.5m tall building is a landmark in the city. It was part of the new Beijing landmark for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

China Tower Trade Centre Tower 3

The 330m skycraper was built in 2010. It held the world record for tallest building with a helipad from 2010 to 2018.

China Zun / CITIC Tower

The 528m building is the tallest in Beijing on completion in 2019. It is also one of the tallest in the world.

Temple of Sun

This is one of the five alters in the city. The temple of Sun was built in 1530 for the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to offer sacrifice to the Sun.

The Workers' Stadium

The multi purpose stadium was one of the Ten Great Constructions completed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

The stadium was the main venue for the 1990 Asain Games including the opening and closing ceremony. It hoisted other international sporting event including the 2001 Summer Universiade, the Grand Finals for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup and some of the 2008 Beijing Olympics fooball matches.

In the 1993, the Chinese middle distance runners set several world records in the 7th Chinese Natinal Games held here.

Beijing Tonghui River

The river was constructed in 1292 to transport grains to Beijing from southern China. The 82km river connects the Grand Canel at Tongzhou to the Shichahai, a group of three lakes in the city centre.

China Central Place

This residential was completed in 2005. It is one of Beijing's 60 Major Urban Project in 2002.

China Central Place

The residential is along Xidawang Road.

China Central Place

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China Central Place

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China Central Place

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China Central Place

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Haidian District

Location:
Urban district between 2nd and 5th Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Xiangshan

Xiangshang Park is one of the favourite place to watch the red leaves during autunm. The park is first built in 1186 during the Jin Dynasty and has lots of cultural relics.

Biyun Temple

The Temple near the north gate of Xiangshan. The temple was built during the Yuan Dynasty. The Sun Yat-sun Memorial Hall is in teh temple.

Yuanming Yuan

Yuanmingyuan was a imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty. It was built over 150 years from 1707. During the second opium war in 1860, it was looted and burnt down by Ango-French troops.

Peking University

Peking University is China's first modern university. It was founded in 1898 and is still one of China's top university.

Peking University

Weiming Lake and Boya Pagoda are both landmarks in the university. Weiming Lake is a 100 year old articifal lake while Boya Pagoda is built in 1924.

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University weas founed in 1911 and is another of China's top university. The Tsinghua School building is built in the year the university started.

Tsinghua University

The Grand Auditorium was built in 1917.

Yuyuantan Park

A famous park since the Jin Dynasty period (1115-1234). The park is now also famous for its cherry blossoms.

Fengtai District

Location:
Urban district between 2nd and 5th Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Wanping Fortress

Wanping Fortress was built between 1638 to 1640 to protect Beijing city from the peasant uprising.

Luguo Bridge

Built in 1189 AD. Also known as Marco Polo bridge as it was mentioned by the great traveller. On the night of 7th July 1937, Japanese forces fired the first shot that started the invasion of China and WWII here.

Luguo Bridge

The Marco Polo bridge as famous for the stone lions that lined both sides of the bridge.

Beijing West Railway Station

This railway station was once the largest in Asia.

Buildings around Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing South Railway Station

Shijingshan District

Location:
Urban district between 2nd and 5th Ring Road
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Fahai Temple

The temple was built in 1443 during the Ming Dynasty. The temple is famous for the well preserved large sized murals.

Fahai Temple

Replica of the murals in one of the halls. Photo taking of the original murals is forbidden.

Fangshan District

Location:
South west of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Shidu Scenic Area

Shidu Scenic Area is the largest Karst valley in north China. It is 96km from Beijing and is the scenic area nearest to the city.

Tongzhou District

Location:
South east of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Grand Canel Cultural Park

A park along the Beijing section of the Grand Canal.

Grand Inspection Building

This building was built in the Ming dynasty for the officials to inspect the grain quality shipped to Beijing.

Tongzhou Confucius Temple

The Confucius Temple was built in 1298 which is 4 years earlier than the Beijing Confucius Temple.

Tongzhou Pagoda

The pagoda was first built more than 1300 years ago. It is has an octagonal and is 53m high.

Changping District

Location:
North of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Cloud Paltform

The 9.5m high white marble platform is a Yuan era structure with Buddhism text and cravings. It is located near the Juyongguan Pass.

Shunyi District

Location:
North east of Beijing city centre
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City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing's international airport and one of the busiest in the world.

Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3

Terminal 3 was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Mentuogou District

Location:
West of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Cuandixia Village

A 400 years old village established during the Ming Dynasty. There are about 76 courtyard houses from the Ming and Qing Dynasty period in the village.

Cuandixia Village

The Chinese character of Cuan is commonly seen in the village.

Cuandixia Village

The village is about 96km northwest of Beijing city.

Shuangshituo Village

A village nearby of Cuandixia Village.

Daxing District

Location:
South of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Nanhaizhi Park

A public park which was formerly a royal hunting ground.

Nanhaizhi Park

A public park which was formerly a royal hunting ground.

Huairou District

Location:
North of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Qinglong Gorge Great Wall

The Ming Dynasty Great Wall is the middle section between Simatai and Miyun Great Wall. It is the eastern section of Great Wall in Huairou District next to Miyun District.

Qinglong Gorge

The Miyun reservoir surrounded by mountains.

Great Wall Hefangkuo Section

Ming Dynasty era Great Wall close to Qinglong Gorge Great Wall.

Huaibei Ski Resort

The ski resort is one of the oldest and largest in Beijing.

Mutianyu Great Wall

This section of the Great Wall was constructed during the Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 557) and rebuilt during the Ming dynasty. It protects Beijing from northern threats.

Hongluo Temple

The 1000 years old temple was first constructed during the Jin dynasty (317 to 420) period. The Temple is close to Mutianyu Great Wall.

Great Wall of China Huanghuacheng Great Wall

This section of the Great Wall was constructed during the Ming dynasty to protect Beijing and the nearby Ming Emperors' Imperial Tombs.

Great Wall of China Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

This section of Ming Dynasty Great Wall is the western most section in Huairou District and next to Yanqing District.

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Huaisha River

The river follows to Huairou Reservoir and is a tribunary of Hai River.

Huaisha River

Huaisha River

Local Dry Fruits

Local Fish Farm

Dried Fish

Yanqing District

Location:
North of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Ancient Cliff House

An ancient dwelling place with 147 caverns cut into the cliffs.

Ancient Cliff House Residence of chief of Xi Tribe

This cave is the largest and most complex in the area. It has 2 floor and columns supporting the cave.

Ancient Cliff House

Inside the caverns

Miyun District

Location:
Northeast of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Mihong Park

The park along Chaobai river has a reconstruction of a Drum Tower. The original drum tower, built in 1443, was the tallest building in the ancient city of Miyun during the the Ming Dynasty.

Chaobai River

One of five tributary of Hai River.

Chaobai River

This section flows from Miyun reservior towards Tianjin.

Nangeng Street

Cityscape of Miyun District

Pinggu District

Location:
Northeast of Beijing city centre
Travel Information:
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Pinggu Century Square

The Square was built to commemorate China's 50th National Day in 1999.

Shangzhai Culture Exhibition Hall

The exhibition hall displays the discovery from neolithic site excavations around Pinggu District.

Pinggu Peach

The district is famous for its peach produce.

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