If you’re heading to Beijing, you will be in the presence of over 5,000 years of history, and a huge variety of cultural experiences. Here are five amazing things to do based on what you’re looking for.
Great Wall of China: For Everyone
The Great Wall of China is an essential if you are visiting Beijing. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the wall, including a cable car, which takes you to the highest section. There are also some astonishing hiking routes for the adventurer.
798 Arts District: For Art Folk
Even if you’re only slightly interested in contemporary art, you should check out the former-factory-site-turned-art-complex. There is a huge variety of art here and the district is the city’s most important contemporary arts hub.
Nan Luogu Xiang: For Shoppers
Nan Luogu Xiang is a chic destination for shopping, bars and cafes. If you want to get some non-touristy souvenirs and enjoy a unique Chinese neighborhood, this is the place to go.
Lama Temple: For Explorers
Built for Prince Yongzheng, the Lama Temple is an extremely important Buddhist temple and a beautiful attraction too. Inside, you will find an 85-foot Buddha carved from sandalwood.
Eat Dumplings: For Foodies
It doesn’t matter whether you grab them from a fancy restaurant or a tiny street stall, just make sure you try dumplings while you are in Beijing. It is the taste of Northern China, and you can find them almost anywhere that serves food.