Explore Historic Places In Beijing

Explore Historic Places In Beijing

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic Beijing on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    This is the resting place for the emperor before he walks to Hall of Supreme Harmony -- JK via Foursquare
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    We like exploring the shady nooks of the park where we can spy graceful groups of dancers, matchmakers boldly peddling their services with photos of prime catches, and children flying Chinese kites. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    No wonder Emperor Qianlong picked this spot. The scenery is gorgeous in all seasons, with the bright red and gold palaces and temples set against the stunning backdrop of the surrounding forests. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Насмотритесь на горшки на год вперёд. Огромная коллекция, рассказывающая о традициях горшкостроения от палеолита до наших дней. -- Ivan F. via Foursquare
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    The gardens are lovely and much less crowded than other parks in Beijing, making this a fantastic picnic spot. It’s worth checking out the ruins of the European palaces, too. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    For nearly 500 years, the emperors living within Beijing’s opulent Forbidden City dictated who could enter and leave. Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it for themselves. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    In summer, come in the evenings to watch locals dancing. -- Sidne Ward via Foursquare
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    Next door to the Confucius Temple is the Imperial Academy, China’s most ancient university. Until 1911, a rigorous exam on Confucian classics was administered to aspiring members of the bureaucracy. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    We could happily spend many tranquil hours watching the fragrant smoke curl up from the incense burners, listening to the monks chant their sutras, and rubbing the carvings on the prayer wheels. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    It is 46.7 meters (153 feet) high, and is also a two-storey building; the first floor contains the China Committee for the Promotion of the Minority Art. -- I Wanna Go There Manager via Foursquare
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    a very interesting place about beijing customs, sometimes there will has amazing exhibitions -- Deverlsom Q via Foursquare
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    Zhōnglóu (钟楼), the bell tower of Beijing, stands closely behind the drum tower. Together they provide an overview of central Beijing and in the ancient times they both dominated Beijing's skyline. -- J. via Foursquare
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