Best places to see in Beijing
Have you heard of the song called "Beijing Welcomes You"? As one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world, Beijing will offer you a wonderful journey. The most important thing is that you should never miss the top Beijing attractions such as Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and the Ming Tombs. All of these historical attractions are the best places to see in Beijing and can take you into the ancient Beijing.
As the capital of the China, Beijing is home to some of the finest remnants of China's imperial past. Follow the Best Beijing Tour and WindhorseTour will guide you to travel through the fantastic Beijing attractions. As mentioned before, Beijing has many places of historic interest and architectural as well as scenic beauty. For example, you can take photos in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao while you are visiting Tiananmen Square on your way to the Forbidden City. The Ming Tombs with the majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors is also one of the attractive places to see in Beijing.
Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing, is the third largest city square in the world. With an area of 440,000 sq. m. (4,736,121 sq. ft.), it can hold one million people for public celebration or gatherings. Highlights of the Tiananmen Square include Tiananmen Gate, National Museum of China and Great Hall of the people. The other attractions on the Tiananmen Square are also available for travelers. After visiting Tiananmen, you can visit the Forbidden City which is the largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex in the world. If you want to take a Beijing tour, please look at Beijing Highlights Tour for more information.
Ming Tombs are located some 42 km. (26 mi.) north-northwest of central Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. Each of the emperor's mausoleums is similar in architectural style and overall arrangement with others. Besides, the mausoleums share a main road called the Sacred Way, only differing in size and complexity of their structures. Being one of the famous places to see in Beijing, Ming Tombs will never let you down. Please join in the Beijing Adventure For Active Travelers Tour for more information if you are interested in Beijing tours.
When you travel to Beijing, you also can visit the other famous Beijing attractions such as the Summer Palace, Shichahai Scenic Area and Drum Tower in the last few days. It will bring you an exciting experience in the new and old Beijing.