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Beijing – Things to do

Beijing Attractions

China’s capital city Beijing has been known under many names from Ji, Zhongdu, and Dadu to Peking, no matter the name the city has been a hub of politics and intrigue for centuries and continues to fascinate visitors today.

From the iconic Tiananmen Square and the mysterious Forbidden City to the Xiu Shui Market – a one stop shopper’s paradise, Beijing is brimming with attractions to entertain and educate visitors.
Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Great Wall of China, you have a selection of sections to choose from around Beijing from the well preserved Badaling section to the beautiful Simatai section.

Take a tour of the Houtongs  or take a journey up to the Ming Tombs and the impressive Sacred Way. For more recent history stop by the Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum which memorised the first chairman of the People’s Republic of China.

Stroll along Liuichang Art Street to see traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy and arts and crafts, why not pick up a souvenir to take home with you.
When it comes to entertainment you will be spoilt for choice, take in an acrobatic show to be amazed by a stunning performance of human balance, contortion and dexterity, be wowed at a Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration or enjoy a traditional Peking Opera.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

The symbolical heart of China and a gathering place for the masses, the iconic Tiananmen Square is a symbol of Beijing. The largest public square in the world, in fact it can hold one million people, this is where Chairman Mao proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Visit some of the famous landmarks within the square such as the Great Hall of the People, the towering 125 foot granite obelisk, Monument to the Peoples Heroes – honouring those who died in revolution and the National Museum of China. Why not visit Tiananmen Square on our full day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Juyongguan Great Wall tour?

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Hutong tour

Hutongs

Beijing's Hutongs, the narrow intertwining lanes, alleys and small streets which surround the Forbidden City, are one of the most representative icons of local culture in Beijing. These historic structures give you a glimpse into the old lifestyle of ordinary locals and are a must visit on any Beijing itinerary. Why not experience the distinctive alleyways for yourself on our half day Hutong tour included lunch with a local family.

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