What to See in Beijing

The Mutianyu Great Wall

慕田峪长城

The Mutianyu Great Wall is about 80 kilometers to the northeast from downtown Beijing. First built in 1404 in the early Ming Dynasty, it's the most popular section among foreign tourists . Unlike the Badaling Great Wall, the Mutianyu section has a beautiful landscape all year round, and is less crowded. The Toboggan is a unique feature of the Mutianyu Great Wall and is an ultimate feast for the eyes. This is unarguably one of the favourite destinations for kids!
Opening time:  

8 am to 16:30 pm from 1st Nov. to 31st March
7:30 am to 17:00 pm from 1st April to 31st Oct.


Tickets: 

45 RMB for adult and 25 RMB for kid (1.2 m to 1.5 m); 15 RMB for the Shuttle bus.

 

The Forbidden City

紫禁城

The Forbidden City was the former Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It's located in the city center of Beijing, just next to the Tian'anmen Square. Built 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty, it's one of the largest and best-preserved imperial palaces in the world. The Forbidden City needs an undiverted attention for 2 hours at least from tourists for imparting the truest essence. 

Opening Time:  

8:30 am to 16:30 pm from 1st Nov. to 31st Mar.

8:30 am to 17:00 pm from 1st April to 31st Oct.

 
Tickets: 

40 RMB for adult; 20 RMB for kid & senior from 1st Nov. to 31st March.

60 RMB for adults; 20 RMB for kid; 30 RMB for senior from 1st April to 31st Oct.

 

The Summer Palace

颐和园

The Summer Palace was the former imperial Garden of the Qing Dynasty that was built in 1750 by the Emperor Qian Long for his mum's birthday celebration. Quite  unfortunately , it has been burnt down in 1860 by the Anglo-French Allied Forces. The Garden today has been rebuilt in the late Qing Dynasty for the Empress Dowager Cixi. It occupies an area of over 290 hectares(716 acres).


Opening Time:  

8:00 am to 16:00 pm from 1st Nov. to 31st Mar. 

8:00 am to 17:00 pm from 1st April to 31st Oct.


Tickets: 

20 RMB for adult; 10 RMB for kid & free for senior from 1st Nov. to 31st Mar.

30 RMB for adult; 15 RMB for kid & free for senior from 1st April to 31st Oct.