Best Places to See in Beijing and Shanghai - Part 1

 

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Both of the archaic Beijing and the vogue Shanghai are the two top destinations which are packed full of amazing attractions in China. WindhorseTour recommends you visit to the most popular attractions in these two cities: Tiananmen Square, Oriental Pearl Tower and Zhouzhuang Water Town. When you travel to Beijing, you also can visit the Forbidden City which was a vast palace complex for emperors in the ancient times. This blog will be focused on the first part - Beijing Tour. Please look at the Best Places to See in Beijing and Shanghai - Part 2 for more information about the second part - Shanghai tour.

You will spend your first few days in Beijing which is the capital of China. Having an excursion to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Ming Tombs will give you an exciting experience. After visiting these places, you will be able to know know more information about the old Beijing and new Beijing. Please look at the Beijing and Shanghai Sightseeing Tour for more information. Beijing is always waiting for you.

Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world and is an assembling place for celebrations of traditional Chinese festivals and other big events. Here, you can see the national flag raising ceremony with thousands of travelers both from home and abroad. As the must-see attraction in Beijing, you have a lot of things to do: taking photos in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao and visiting the other attractions such as Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People and Monument to the People's Heroes. If you would like to travel to Beijing, please look at Beijing Highlights Tour for more information.

Walking along Tiananmen Square to its north end, you will reach the magnificent Forbidden City which is an ancient architecture complex. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace in the ancient time and now houses the Palace Museum. With spectacular architecture and grounds on a scale hard to imagine, the Forbidden City is stunning to see and walk through. A trip to the Forbidden City will give you an incredible experience into Chinese culture and history when you travel to Beijing.

Located some 42 km. (26 mi.) north-northwest of central Beijing, Ming Tombs lies the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of Ming Dynasty. The Ming Tombs is the best preserved tomb area with the most emperors buried and attracts millions of travelers to appreciate its long history and palatial architecture. Walk through the Sacred Way in front of it which is believed to lead the emperor, the son of Heaven to the road up to Heaven to savor an important piece of history in the Ming Dynasty. You should not miss the Ming Tombs when you travel to Beijing. If you are interested in the Beijing tour, please find more information from WindhorseTour: Best Beijing 5 Day Tour.

When you travel to Beijing, the most famous attractions such as the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Ming Tombs are recommended for you. Never go home empty-handed because you can buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends such as Chinese knots, Jasmine Tea and Cloisonne.

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