Historic Sites in Beijing

Historic Sites in Beijing, China

Beijing Historic Sites

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  • Sunet
    10 contributions
    Everything was beautiful. even with the rain. Hearing the history from the guide, Clement, was simply amazing.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    The largest public square in the world. Tiananmen Square established in the year 1417. Huge scale and space, with an impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. Monument to the People's Heroes is located in the square. National Museum of China is located in the East of the square and on the south side is the Mao Zedong Mausoleum. Tiananmen Square is a cult place that must be seen when visiting China, especially keeping in mind the history of this place.
    Written September 29, 2021
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  • Xinyi S
    Snellville, GA22 contributions
    It was so great to see all the pleasures of this city !!
    That My family still kept it's good moments on
    their Apple I phone , since it was in the summer of 2019 !!
    Written November 18, 2022
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  • Jane S
    Sydney, Australia21 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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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland261 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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  • LG_Kay
    Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
    This is the only entrance to the Forbidden City. It has five towers appearing like a flying phoenix. You need to purchase a ticket to enter. I recommend you purchase the entrance ticket online at 3rd party website to avoid queuing. Amazingly, no physical ticket (QR code, ticket reference number etc) is issued. Just show your passport to scan through as the system can detect you have valid ticket.
    Written October 18, 2019
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  • RickFLL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL396 contributions
    I took a private tour (just the driver, guide and me) and had an awesome experience. The views of the wall were spectacular and there were no huge crowds due to the distance from the city. I found the wall climb to be a physical challenge, but quite doable. Some steps were 16 to 18 inches high, while others were quite small. I spent about 1.5 hours on the wall, walking/climbing 45 minutes each way. I would recommend this “once in a lifetime experience” to all my family and friends,
    Written November 10, 2019
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  • André K
    Hefei, China201 contributions
    Interesting place to visit , lots of history. Nice scenery but not worth it to spend to much time here. A short visit is good enough.
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • Maxim B
    Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
    A beautiful estate with a great garden, full of Qing Dynasty history. Each of the rooms/pavilions has mini exhibitions and exhibits of the living quarters from the era. Busier in the afternoon than the morning because most tour groups tend to visit other attractions in the morning (e.g. Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven).

    Giving this place 4 stars only because I did not get a chance to experience the tour guide or the bathrooms because the original visit plan had to be changed.
    Written March 22, 2019
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL234 contributions
    The Beijing drum tower is typical of many found all over China. This one has a set of very steep steps leading up to the actual drum chamber. At the top you can walk around the outside walkway to get a view of the surrounding area and read about the different seasons celebrated by the Chinese. Inside are a set of very large drums which are used to play a drum serenade demonstrating the old techniques used to notify the local people of the passage of time. There is also an interesting side display of time pieces driven by candles or water.
    Written April 9, 2020
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  • CTMerebear
    Beijing, China104 contributions
    Great hike that was not too challenging. Most of the path was pretty safe. (Not too much climbing.) Walking poles are helpful.
    Written February 17, 2021
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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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  • Bill McFarland
    Lake Wales, FL248 contributions
    We had this on our bucket list. to see and climb on the Great Wall is a grand experience. Chairman Mao, said if you have not walked on the wall,you are not a man.
    Written May 8, 2019
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  • thvapp
    Hong Kong, China32 contributions
    This temple in the western suburbs of Beijing is not just another temple. It is indeed quite beautiful. But its originality is that it is built on the side of a mountain. When you walk up from one part of the temple to another, you progressively discover a spectacular landscape with the temple buildings and the mountains. Superb !
    Written July 15, 2019
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  • Alisa D
    Orlando, FL545 contributions
    Definitely worth going in to see Chairmen Mao lying in state. Security is tight inside the mausoleum. But, it is worth checking out the founder of China’s current government.
    Written December 2, 2019
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