Here are the top 14 tourist attractions to see in Beijing:

1. Great Wall of China

4.5 /5

60 km
from city center
1 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

China's 'Wonder of the World', the Great Wall of China is not just China's but one of the world's top most visited attractions.

2. Forbidden City

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

The Forbidden City is a 180 acre large complex which served as the palace of the emperor of China for 500 years between 1420 to 1912.

3. Temple of Heaven

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

The Temple of Heaven is a collection of religious buildings, which was visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and today by thousand of visitors daily.

4. Beihai Park

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

This huge public park at 171 acres is one of China's largest. It is a popular tourist destination adorned with many attractions.

5. Tiananmen Square

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

Tiananmen is a large public square in central China. It is another expansive and brilliant Chinese complex housing some very important monuments of Beijing.

6. Summer Palace

3.7 /5

15 km
from city center
6 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

Complete with a collection of lakes, gardens and palaces, Summer Palace is China's largest and best preserved royal park.

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7. Yonghe Lamasery

3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

The Yonghe Lamasery (also known as Yonghe Temple or Lama Temple) is China's biggest lamasery. It was given this status only in 1722.

8. Ming Tombs

3.6 /5

42 km
from city center
8 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

A site chosen according to the Chinese Feng Shui which houses the tombs of 13 Ming Emperors. The tombs are also a World Heritage Site.

9. Jingshan Park

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

Located on the Jingshan Hill, just north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is another royal garden open to the public.

10. Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest Stadium)

3.5 /5

10 km
from city center
10 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

This world famous stadium was built during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It is also called the Bird's Nest Stadium due to it's similar design.

11. National Museum of China

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

Located to the east of Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China takes you back into the artistic and cultural history of China.

12. Shichahai

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

It is a popular sightseeing spot, consisting of three beautiful lakes and the surrounding neighbourhood.

13. Old Summer Palace

3.4 /5

15 km
from city center
13 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

The Old Summer Palace served as the residence and the working place of the emperors of the Qing Dynasty after the Quanlong Emperor. Today, the stunning garden complex is in ruins.

14. Juyong Pass

3.3 /5

51 km
from city center
14 out of 14
places to visit in Beijing

At a distance about 50 kilometres from Beijing, the Juyong Pass was one of the three strongest barriers of the Great Wall of China.

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