Architectural Buildings in Beijing

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Architectural Buildings in Beijing

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  • Fadilah Fapus
    Abuja, Nigeria26 contributions
    China, especially Beijing, is always a treasure trove to explore. The forbidden city was everything i have hoped it would be and more. The rich culture of china was in full display. This is another must visit site. Although there is an admission fee, which is truly valued for money, if you ask me. Some of the actual palaces were closed, but i got to see a whole lot more
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Stasko
    Sofia, Bulgaria23 contributions
    Lovely tour! Our guide Jily was really fun and had so much knowledge! Made our day wonderful, I’d definitely recommend this tour
    Written February 3, 2024
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  • Andy c
    Madrid, Spain29 contributions
    MOST foreigners choose to visiting Mutianyu Great Wall when they come to Beijing, due to the cold weather and transportation, we decided to go to Badaling instead. December is very cold in Beijing, the temperature was -15 to -3 degree Celsius when we were there, the public bus was suspended because of slippery ice, we took train to the Great Wall. Never expect there were so few tourists but really really cold when we climbed to the Great Wall, North side of the wall is highly recommended if you are in good physical condition, with more steep steps and zigzags, the north side of Great Wall can present a better beauty of the ancient wall. What an ice world the Great Wall was !
    Please bring some snacks before climbing the wall, I did not see any stores providing food & drinking during this 2 hours trip on the wall. But some restaurants were still available when we went down.
    The wind was soooooo strong when we climbed up, please wear more layers of clothes and don't forget to wear gloves for you need to hold the handrails when you are hiking, the handrails is very very very cold.
    We missed the last train from Badaling Station to Beijing City, so we chose to take a taxi, cost us 350RMB but worth it.
    Written January 26, 2024
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  • andrew c
    9 contributions
    Did not need to book this one in advance; amazing buildings, its more or less in five areas enclosed in the massive gardens. Lots to see and not commercialised; lots of selfie spots and shines a light on the cultural aspects of China.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Bruce S
    Hat Head, Australia19 contributions
    Been to Tian’anmen Square twice, once during the day-time, certainly spacious (makes Moscow’s Red Square look a bit short on real estate!), and once at night. The night time visit is the ace time if you need to choose. Huge crowds, heaps of atmosphere, electric vibe, pomp of ceremony, ritual, flag-waving in overdrive, lights, cameras….
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • andrew c
    9 contributions
    Must book in advance, at least 1 day in advance but 2 days better. Very tight security, airport style, and they search handbags. Great views; but again if you want to go to the museum you need to book, and it had very long queues to get tickets.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • gertrude28269
    Oleggio, Italy20 contributions
    Really an amazing venue for dance, music, singing, concerts, even very interesting international artists.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • PaulSiow
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
    Probably one of the more magnificent and majestic building in the Forbidden Palace. Great ancient Chinese architecture. Saw this in many Chinese films about ancient China and its emperors and warlords.
    Written March 4, 2020
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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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  • richiel747
    Richmond, Canada347 contributions
    If you time your visit right in the afternoon, the sun streams through the doors and illuminates the interior and you really can appreciate the relics that have been preserved and you can also see the artwork throughout the interior.
    Written January 1, 2022
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  • Puss
    6 contributions
    This looks like a fabulous place, one of the best water parks in the world, but it was closed when I went, I've seen other reviewers who also found it closed. Expensive. No boxer trunks for men, a chance to wear a skimpy suit. If you are over 60 you need an escort!!
    Written December 10, 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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  • Lance G
    Metro Manila, Philippines15 contributions
    The mall is stunning in the evening because of the LED ceiling outside. It's great for taking pictures or even for just going for a stroll.

    The mall itself has the usual shops and food options, as with many other malls in Beijing. It is on the bigger end of the spectrum of malls in the city, though, so you won't find yourself bored in this place. Most brands here are foreign/international (e.g. Muji, Zara, H&M, Victoria's Secret, Starbucks, etc. There are many local options for food together with a few international chains.
    Written April 25, 2020
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  • RickFLL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL396 contributions
    I came upon this 9 Dragon Screen on my way to the Treasury Room within the Forbidden City. This ceramic tile screen (seemed to be 30 to 40 feet long) and featured 9 huge dragons, each one different. It was awesomely cool.
    Written November 10, 2019
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  • chewie999
    South Australia, Australia276 contributions
    The turrets on the corners of the forbidden city are a photographers delight. Especially the Turret on the North East corner. This turret is popular for wedding photos and anytime of the day if you visit this turret, you are likely to see local Beijinger's getting the wedding photos taken here.

    The moat if front of the Turrets gives it an added beauty. If you still have the energy after visiting the Forbidden City, when exiting, turn right and wander down to the North East Turret for some great photos and people watching.
    Written July 4, 2023
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