Historical monuments in Beijing
Imperial Palace Museum “Forbidden City”
The Imperial Palace Museum “Forbidden City” in Beijing
The Imperial Palace, which is known as the “Forbidden City”, where ordinary citizens were not allowed to enter. It is one of the most important and famous tourist attractions in the Chinese city of Beijing. It is distinguished by its large size and impressive architectural design. It dates back to the Yuan Dynasty in the thirteenth century.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the famous tourist attractions in Beijing, China, dating back to the sixteenth century, and its height reaches eight meters.
You can enjoy walking along the Great Wall of China, as well as taking a cable car to see the many towers and parapets, which provide great views of the surrounding landscape. You can also walk on the hills, and go to the Mutianyu district, which dates back to the sixth century.
Tiananmen Square in Beijing
Tian’anmen Ai (Plan of Heavenly Peace), the largest public square in the world, is designed to accommodate one million people. It is located in the center of the historical north-south axis of Beijing, which runs through the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City.
And you can see a wide range of tourist attractions in Beijing, China there, where the memorial, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. As well as taking great pictures in front of Chairman Mao’s portrait, there are also shops and toilets around the perimeter of the square.
beihai garden in china
Beihai Garden, known as “Northern Sea Park,” is one of the oldest and most beautiful surviving imperial gardens in Beijing. Dating back over 1,000 years, it is located just a short distance from the Imperial Palace. The park occupies an area of about 175 acres, of which the lake accounts for more than half.
You can admire the beautiful Jade Fleury Island, tour the East Shore area, the North Shore area, the Botanical Garden, the Circular Town near the North Gate, and visit the many buildings and halls in the area.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven in Beijing
The history of the Temple of Heaven (Tiāntán) dates back to 1420 AD, and it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Beijing, China. It houses a variety of sanctuaries surrounded by beautiful lush vegetation. It is located in two halves of a circular and a rectangular one, which together symbolize the earth and sky.
You can enjoy discovering imaginative temple designs, traditional Chinese style of wood and without any nails! . And also check out a visit to the Echo Wall in the temple, which echoes the sounds.
Old Beijing Observatory
The Old Beijing Observatory is widely considered one of the oldest observatories in the world. The construction of the old fortress-like Beijing observatory in the east of the city near the station district was completed, and its use continued until 1929.
The observatory offers you to explore the wonderful ancient pre-telescopic instruments at the facility, which covers an area of 10,000 square metres. In addition to a celestial globe dating back to 1673 AD, and a globe from the eighteenth century depicting the planets.
Fragrant Hills Park
Fragrant Hills Park in Beijing
Fragrant Hills Park is a large imperial park at the foot of the Western Hills in Beijing. It is very popular especially in the fall, when the leaves of the maple trees turn red. The entrance fee to the park is 10 CNY.
Visit the Azure Clouds Temple, one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Beijing, for unique photographs. You can also take a steep hike up the mountain, as well as the summit offers stunning views of the Beijing skyline, as well as an interesting cable car experience.
The Beijing Zoo is located in the northwest region of the city. It is one of the most beautiful and oldest zoos in China. It was established in 1906 AD, and covers an area of more than 220 acres.
The park allows you to admire a variety of nearly 15,000 animals, from rare native species such as South China tigers, snow leopards, golden monkeys, pandas and more. On top of dense forests, meadows, rivers, streams, ponds and a beautiful aquarium. Do not miss visiting it.
China National Museum
China National Museum Beijing
The National Museum of China is the second most visited art museum in the world, after the Louvre in Paris. It is also one of the largest museums, and is an important tourist attraction in Beijing, China. The museum was opened in 2003, and completely renovated in 2011.
It is the ideal place to learn about the rich history of China, by viewing more than a million artifacts such as ancient bronze vessels, as well as collections of rare artifacts of gold, jade and ceramics from various dynasties through the ages.
Kaiyuan Temple in Beijing
Kaiyuan Temple “The Temple of the Source of Law” dates back to 645 AD. Today, the temple is considered a place of worship and the seat of the Buddhist Academy. It is the most important educational institution in China. You can enjoy watching the many bell and drum towers in the first courtyard, the Hall of the Kings of Heaven and its distinctive statues, in addition to Buddhas of the present, past and future represented by 18 figures, to learn about Chinese and Buddhist culture.
As well as one of the most valuable objects in the temple is a ceramic statue of the Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) in the Dapiangu Tang Hall, as well as several ancient stone inscriptions, the oldest dating back to the seventh century. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Beijing, China, and is worth a visit.