Places not to miss
- Great Wall: They say that you are not a great man if you haven’t visited the great wall. A lot of celebrities and known personalities have visited this place. and is rumored to be seen in the moon. The Great Wall of China is one of the most awesome sights in the world, and also known in China as the Great Wall of 10,000. It is an ancient Chinese fortification built from the end of the 14th century until the beginning of the 17th century, during the Ming Dynasty, in order to protect China from raids by the Mongols and Turkic tribes.
- Forbidden City: Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, was where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived. It was off-limits to ordinary citizens and is the biggest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China.
- Summer Palace: The Summer Palace is one of the China’s largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. It is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, integrating the natural landscape of hills and open water with man-made features into a harmonious and aesthetically exceptional whole
- Temple of Heaven: Dating to the 15th century, the Temple of Heaven was where the emperor made an annual pilgrimage to pray for good harvests. Occupying an area of 273 hectares with four gates at the cardinal points, and walls to the north and east,it is China’s largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings
- Tiananmen Square: The Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing is the biggest square in the world. It is 880 meters from north to south, and 500 meters from east to west, with total area of 440,000 square meters and can hold one million people.
- The Olympic Green: Here, you will find the Bird’s Nest and the watercube
- Bird Nest: Located in the Olympic Green, Bird Nest was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hidesupports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a “Bird’s nest”.
- Water Cube: Beijing National Aquatics Center, nicknamed the Water Cube is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Other description above are the submitted information given to me by my tour guide. Please press the link to see my posts for that particular place. As for the others that I haven’t given any post, I think I will post it some other time soon…
This is the tourist trail, so visiting these places is a must! You haven’t been to Beijing if you haven’t visited these places 🙂