Here are the most popular tours in Beijing:
- Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, is among other Government buildings, the Mao Zedong Mausoleum and is located just in front of the Forbidden City.
- Forbidden City, also known as Imperial Palace occupying an area of 720,000 square meters and has more than 9,000 rooms, the best preserved and largest set of palaces in the world.
- Great Wall of China, World Heritage Monument. With a length of 6,700 kilometers, extending from the border with Korea, to the Gobi Desert, forming part of the Silk Road. Climbing by cable car and optional descent in tobogán. There is the option of visiting the area of Mutiyanu or Badaling, the latter is less distant than Mutiyanu of Beijing. On the other hand, Mutiyanu is further away from the capital of China and is characterized by being able to get on and off by cable car or there is a possibility to go down on a slide, which is always very fun for the small and not so small.
- Summer Palace, set of temples, gardens, lakes and palaces was the playground of the Imperial Court.
- Temple of Heaven, a place of prayer for emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to pray to heaven for good harvests and rain, covers an area of 270 hectares and is the largest of China’s existing temples.
- Lacquered Duck Scene
With children we recommend …
- Downhill toboggan by the Mutiyanu Chinese Wall.
- Visit to the famous Hutong by tricycle, alleys that form the traditional neighborhoods of many Chinese cities, among which the most famous of Beijing. The capital of China is home to thousands of these traditional streets, most of which were built during the Yuan (1279-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
- Kungfu Show, martial art very famous all over the world for the films of Bruce Lee. In the show the actors tell a story, dance and do acrobatics. It’s a sight you can not miss!
- Old Qianmen Street. Pedestrian street recently reopened with a history of 570 years. This street presents traditional buildings combining the best of the ancient East and modern West, the old Tongrentang drugstore of 1702 or the restaurant Quanjude of 1864, next to modern firms and can be traversed in the recovered tram of 1924.
- Enamelled cloisonné, traditional Chinese enamelling factory.
- Jade stones market, we will know the treatment and work of these stones, China’s most famous semiprecious mineral.
- Wangfujing, oldest district of the city where we will find shops, very particular food and the traditional architecture of the country. It is a good place to take a walk and spend a pleasant evening.
- Night markets of the city center.
- Opera of Beijing, founded in this same city, is one of the best known Oriental operas that has more than two centuries of history. The Beijing Opera is composed of integral scenic art, in fusion with singing, recitation, performance, dance and martial arts as a whole.
- Acrobatic show
- Kungfu show (see in activities for children).
- 13 Ming Tomb, where 13 of the 16 Emperors of the Ming Dynasty of the XV century are buried. We will walk along the Sacred Way; 7 km, which leads to the tombs and is flanked by 36 stone statues of officials, soldiers, animals and mythical beasts.
- Visit of the Lama Temple, built in 1694 is one of the best preserved temples of its style in Beijing. It was originally the official residence of the court eunuchs of the Ming Dynasty and was later the royal mansion of Prince Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty.
- Venues of the venue of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Nest and the Water Cube (without entering).
- Walk around the hutongs area of the Drum Tower and bell located in what was the center of the Mongol capital contains drums of the Ming dynasty that were used to mark the hours, and the
- Tower of the Bell, the current date of the Qing period (8th century)
- Visit to Houhai Lake, located in the Shichahai area.
- Visit to the Temple of Confucius
How do we arrive?
Plane, fast or night train