Historic Sites in Beijing

Historic Sites in Beijing, China

Beijing Historic Sites

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  • richiel747
    Richmond, Canada328 contributions
    Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket via WeChat however we were able to pay for the ticket in cash when we arrived on site. As a visitor, you do need your passport number to visit the site. The history is incredible and it provides great insight to the spiritual side of ancient times. The buildings are amazing and if you time you visit right when the light is low, the sun lights up the interiors so you can really appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these buildings. You can race around and see the buildings or spend a lot of time wandering around.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Jane S
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    Easy access to the Great Wall and great to be able to experience. Travelled pre Covid in April 2020.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland242 contributions
    Great to see a small piece of significant history.
    Disabled access may not be the easiest attraction.
    Stunning scenery.
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • Stephen C
    1,070 contributions
    This place reeks of history from recent past , and more importantly into the grandeur of the palace started in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Tiananmen Square continues to play a key role in Beijing whereby important parades and events are held.

    If you can wake up early, then you should make your way to the square for the daily flag raising ceremony.
    Written 29 December 2020
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 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 29 September 2021
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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 17 February 2021
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  • RickFLL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL395 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 10 November 2019
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  • Erindel66
    Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,229 contributions
    This is the largest gate in the Forbidden City. After corssing the Meridian Gate (Wu men) you reach a court where you will see 5 white stone bridges that cross the Inner Golden Water River, a channel of 2 Km length dug in order to protect the Forbidden City from fire and flooding.

    The square beyond the river is 10.000 square meters.

    The Gate, which is the main entrance to the Outer Court, is guarded by 2 bronze lions that simoblize the imperial power.

    The hall inside the Gate is where the wedding of the emperor was usually held.

    After crossing the Gate you'll reach the Outer Court, with the huge Hall of Great Harmony .
    Written 22 October 2020
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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 15 October 2018
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  • Ando
    Shenyang, China28 contributions
    Hiking and camping adventure to escape from the big cities. Take beer, water, food, tent and friends. Start from Shenyang to Huanghuacheng and Camp on the Wall in the middle of nowhere.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • George N
    Shenyang, China444 contributions
    While this is a beautiful little park, they do charge you visit other places within the park once you've paid a small admission fee to the park's main gate. It's a quiet place with lots of room to chill out.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • KW M
    Belfast, UK542 contributions
    Very cool place. It is about 50 metres from the Jianguomen station, Exit C.
    There is an outside garden with a few observatory pieces. Also, a courtyard with some other pieces and some museum displays.
    In the tower, which is actually part of the old City Wall, are many other old observatory pieces. There is also a very good view of this part of city.
    20RMB admission.
    Depending on your interests, it’s a smaller place, so you’ll need 45-60 minutes.
    Written 30 May 2021
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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 9 April 2020
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  • KW M
    Belfast, UK542 contributions
    Chongwenmen station Exit B. Walk across the street and walk a couple of hundred metres.
    The wall section is over 1 km long, beautiful park is along the wall. After 1+ kms, you will come to the SE corner tower, where an old gate entrance cut into the wall many years ago.
    10RMB to get into the tower, worth the visit just to walk along the wall and get into the tower. One side has the park, on the other side of the wall is the train tracks.
    If you like history, you have to go.
    Written 30 May 2021
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  • André K
    Uitenhage, South Africa181 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 20 December 2019
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