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Top 3 Must-visit Places in Beijing

As we all know, Beijing, as the capital of China has profound history and deep culture connotation. Most of all, Beijing has great deal of landscapes to offer. If you are exploring this holy city, then things to do in Beijing will fulfill your holiday.

Hiking on Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking

As one of most famous Great Wall parts, Mutianyu Great Wall is the essence of Ming Great Wall with less crowded and thick forests. This section winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges, many sections of which are made of granite. The unique structure makes the wall almost indestructible. It measures 23 to 26 feet high and four to five yards wide. Both of the wall’s inner and outer sides have parapets to defend against enemies coming from the two sides. Some parapets are saw-tooth shaped instead of the regular rectangular form. Below the parapets, there are square embrasures the top of which are designed in an arc structure, different from the traditional round embrasures.

Visit Forbidden City, Symbol of Ancient China
Forbidden City, Symbol of Beijing

Different than any other building of China, the Forbidden City is inspiring respect and marvel to its visitors who have the opportunity to feel the impressive historical events that occurred there hundreds of years ago. Some particularities of the City are the typical yellow roofs that symbolizes in China the Royal Family hence its predominance all over the site except for one building that displays a black colored roof. By visiting the Forbidden City, no one can deny the considerable skills that artisans and workers had already during ancient times in building outstanding and large-scale places. Indeed, as grandiose as it stands, the Forbidden City is today listed as one of the five most important palaces in the world.

Explore Beijing Hutong by Bike
Explore Traditional Beijing Lifestyle

Hop on a bike and explore Beijing like a local. Discover the history and charm of Beijing's ancient alleys and laneways known as Hutongs. You'll cycle around the winding hutongs behind the Forbidden City and through a local market before stopping for traditional Chinese lunch and a game of mahjong, a favorite Chinese pass time. Cycle your way through the winding streets of Beijing for a glimpse into the ancient heart of the city and a simpler way of life. You'll bike through the Hutongs, unchanged over time, but rapidly being squeezed out of the city through development, Experience centuries of daily life as you bike through ancient laneways.