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Beijing Municipality

China's political capital. There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China.

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Most Beautiful Places :
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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

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.

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

Imperial Palace

24 Emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasty ruled China from the palace from 1420 to 1912. This is the world largest palace today. Hall of Supreme Harmony (pictured) is one of the hall to visit.

Summer Palace

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

Marble Boat

This is a 2 storey structure shaped like a boat and built entirely with marble.

Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill

Summer Palace is the largest imperial park in China. The park with its many gardens and buildings is a display of traditional garden and Qing dynasty architectural design in China.

Temple of Heaven

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

Temple of Heaven

Built in 1420 and used by Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to pray for good harverst.

Imperial Tombs

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

Imperial Tombs

Entrance to the compound.

Pekingman Site

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

Pekingman Site

Museum building.

Pekingman Site

Site where the peking man skull was found in 1929.

Pekingman Site

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

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.

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

Tiananmen

Tiananmen

Tiananmen

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 training school for China's scholars for the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Imperial Academy Street

Beijing Confucius Temple Dismounting Stele

Beijing Confucius Temple Screen Wall

Beijing Confucius Temple Chu Jian Cypress Tree

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Gate

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

Yonghegong

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

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.

Imperial City Wall Park

Imperial City Wall Park

Imperial City Wall Park

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.

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.

Ming Dynasty City Wall and Gate

Ming Dynasty City Wall and Gate

Green Waterway

Dongcheng City Moat

City Moat near Longtan Park.

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



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Longtan Park Temple of General Yuan

Longtan Park

Dongcheng City Moat

City Moat near Longtan Park.

Xicheng District

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

Zoo

China's largest zoo. 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 in the background is one of the more recognised landmark of the park.

Daguanyuan Park

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

Song Qingling Residence

Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall

Guo Moruo Memorial Hall

Former Fu Jen Catholic University

Lu Xun's former Residence



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Miaoying White Stupa Temple



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Miaoying White Stupa Temple



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 4.

Temple of Ancient Monarchs



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Fuchengnmen Station, Line 2.

Guangji Temple



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Walking distance from Xishi Station, Line 2.

Beijing Monk Wansong Pagoda



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

Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park

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.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Chaoyang District

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

Chaoyang Cityscape

Chaoyang Cityscape

Yuan Capital City Wall Park

The city wall was completed in 1276. The site is now a park with large size sculptures. 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 Cude for its shape.

Dongyue Temple

A Taoist temple dedicated to the God of Mount Tai. It was built during the Yuan dynasty.

Dongyue Temple

Temple Hall.

Stone tablets in the temple

CCTV Tower

China Tower Trade Centre Tower 3

Beijing Tonghui River

Temple of Sun

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.

Xiangshan

The park is first built in 1186 during the Jin Dynasty and has lots of cultural relics.

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 park 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

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.

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

Fahai Temple

Fangshan District

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

Shidu Scenic Area

Lime stone karst landscape with a river flowing through it.

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 Canel.

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
Travel Information:
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.

Mentuogou District

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

Cuandixia Village

Cuandixia Village

Cuandixia Village

Shuangshituo 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

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.

Great Wall Hefangkuo Section

Hongluo Temple

The 1000 years old temple was first constructed during the Jin dynasty (317 to 420) period.

Qinglong Gorge Great Wall

The Ming Dynasty Great Wall is the middle section between Simatai and Miyun Great Wall.

Qinglong Gorge

The Miyun reservoir surrounded by mountains.

Huaibei Ski Resort

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Huaisha River

Huaisha River

Huaisha River

Local Fish Farm

Local Fish Farm

Dried Fish

Dried fruits stall at Mutianyu Great Wall

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

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