Beijing is a safe and secured place, and here you can enjoy a variety of places. Indeed, as a foreigner you’ll be often given a special consideration and leniency. Of course, you need to adhere to the laws and respect culture and customs of this country, but in general you don’t need to be afraid when visiting this city.
Here are some must see places in Beijing
Forbidden City- Beijing is an old capital city that is growing at a rapid pace. Forbidden city is an ideal way to explore Beijing by opening its mysterious face. It has over 9000 rooms and it is spread across 250 acres, and it was built between 1406 and 1420.
It was burned down and was revamped and renovated for times, so most of the architecture that you witness here dates back to the 18th century in the Qing Dynasty. Ensure that you wear comfortable shoes to stroll across. Here there is a place called Starbucks and in case you need some coffee to refresh yourself.
What is the identity of Beijing? The answers are various. But this square is unarguably on top of the list. This place lies in the heart of Beijing city, it is known for massive parades and gathering. It prides of the largest square of one of a kind in the world. This was the place when in 1949 Chairman Mao announced the establishment of People Republic of China. This square is circled by Gate of Heaven Piece in the North, the Great Hills of the People on the west ,and on national museum of China in the east. There are several monuments to the People’s Heroes and Chairman Mao Mausoleum on the south.
At sunrise and sunset you’ll observe the raising and lowering ceremony of the Chinese National Flag. The young troops really perform well. Ensure to be there 30 minutes to get a standing point.
Climbing the Great Wall is the must for no matter how busy you are! In Beijing there are majorly eight sections of the Great Wall crossing the northern part of Beijing for 600 km. The eight sections are enlisted here: Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Simatai.
Majority of the sections of the Great Wall in Beijing is well preserved and the relics dates back from the Ming Dynasty, in the time for a huge construction. Fore hiking, opt for strong footwear. For warm temperatures, prepare for hat and sunglasses.
Originally posted 2013-03-16 02:11:13.