Explore Beijing

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Forbidden City

The world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace is the Forbidden City. It was home to the emperors and empresses of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

While the Forbidden City functioned as the administrative centre of the country, it was off-limits to the public for 500 years, hence its title.

Great Wall

One of the Eight Wonders of the World, this immense 6,700 kilometres wall was originally designed to defend against marauding nomads.

The wall spans 5 provinces, winding across deserts, grasslands and mountains.

Most visitors see the Great Wall at Badaling, 70 kilometres northwest of Beijing. We recommend visiting the Great Wall on a weekday, as it attracts huge crowds on weekends.

Ming Tombs

50 kilometres northeast of the city are the perfectly-preserved mausoleums of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The site is culturally and historically apprized for its long history, and palatial architecture.

Temple of Heaven

Built in 1420, Temple of Heaven was heralded as an epitome of the evolution of the Chinese civilization and subsequently declared a World Heritage Site in 1998.

It is considered China’s largest complex of sacrificial buildings, built originally for the use of the royalty, but now valued by both local and foreign tourists.

The main attraction at Temple of Heaven is the original architect’s symbolic interpretation of heaven. This includes dark blue-tiled roofs on each building and pillars symbolizing the solar system. It was often visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty for annual ceremonies of prosperous harvest.

Temple of Heaven is located in Beijing’s Xuanwu district, which is near Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is an immense courtyard that holds the reputation of being the world’s largest public square.

A variety of historical edifices surround the square, including the Chinese Revolution History Museum, Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, and the Monument of the People’s Heroes.

Every day, an impressive flag-raising ceremony is performed at sunrise and sunset by a specially trained military battalion.

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