Taking a few days in Beijing, you will be able to know more about the old Beijing and modern Beijing. When you travel to Beijing, you should never miss the top attractions in Beijing. Challenge yourself by hiking along the Beijing Great Wall and enjoy yourself in the panoramic views from the top of China's oldest defense. Its like an adventure for active travelers. You can try a variety of the new things together with your friends. For more information, please look at WindhorseTour's Beijing Adventure For Active Travelers Tour.
In the first few days, you will visit the most popular attractions in Beijing such as Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Jinshanling Great Wall. You can visit Tiananmen Square on your way to the Forbidden City. Here, you can take photos in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao. In addition, the Temple of Heaven and Jinshanling Great Wall should be recommended for you. The Temple of Heaven which is the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China attracts a large number of travelers both from home and abroad. If you are interested in Beijing tours, please look at Beijing Highlights Tour for more information.
Jinshanling Great Wall is located in the mountainous area in Luanping County and 125 km. (78 mi.) northeast of Beijing. As one of the most popular attractions in Beijing, Jinshanling Great Wall is the most stunning and best preserved part of the Beijing Great Wall. The hiking to the Jinshanling Great Wall is much more difficult than other sections. It is much steeper and much more challenging, but well worth a try for travelers. If you want to join the hiking tour in Beijing, please look at WindhorseTour's Best Beijing Tour. While hiking along the wall, you will pass the Crenel Building (Zhuanduokou Tower), the East Terrance Kufang Tower, Xiyu Tower and Shalingkou before you finally reaching the edge of Jinshanling Great Wall. When you travel to Beijing, you should not miss the Jinshanling Great Wall.
For your last few days in Beijing, WindhorseTour will guide you to visit Shichahai Scenic Area and Hutong. Shichahai is a scenic area of history and culture and also is one of the most popular attractions in Beijing. Another attraction which you would never want to miss when you travel to Beijing is Hutong. Your English speaking tour guide will give you a detailed explanation of the old courtyard including history, layout, its fengshui and the traditional culture here. Then, you can have a rickshaw tour which can drive you through the narrow alleys (Hutong) to experience the real life of local Beijing residents.
When you travel to Beijing, you should never miss the wonderful attractions in Beijing. You will know more about the Beijing culture and the local people's lifestyle.