Beijing

Beijing FEATURED

The city that got the ultimate makeover

Beijing is not the city it once was. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing depends entirely on your point of view. Well over a million people have been evicted from their homes to make way for the capital’s astonishingly rapid development, but the result is a more sophisticated, more worldly and more tolerant city. Groundbreaking architecture, plush five star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants now rub shoulders with relics of the city’s past, be they street hawkers, traditional neighborhoods or UNESCO World Heritage sights.

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Ancient Observatory.
Museum
5.0
The history of Chinese Astronomy
Entrance to Beijing Amusement Park
Entertainment
4.7
Large, modern amusement park with fun for all
   A view at Dali Courtyard.
Restaurant
5.0
The nicest setting in the city
View from Great Wall at Huanghuacheng.
Attraction
4.0
Another portion of the Great Wall of China
Hutongs
Attraction
4.0
Hutongs are streets made up of traditional Chinese homes
Nanluoguxiang by night
Attraction
4.0
Well preserved historic neighborhood located in downtown Beijing.
Panjiayuan Market (Dirt Market)
Shopping
5.0
Popular outdoor flea market is a bargain hunter's paradise
Shichahai
Attraction
4.0
Known as Riverbank in Imperial times
Summer Palace
Attraction
4.0
One of Beijing's most frequented and well-loved sights
Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)
Attraction
4.0
Large historic Taoist temple is local center of activity
The Forbidden City
Attraction
4.0
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Entrance to Yonghe Gong Lama temple
Attraction
4.0
Historic Buddhist temple houses ornate incense burners
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