Beijing attractions things to do & see on holiday
Xicheng: This district has a lively bar and restaurant scene situated close to it's lake, and a large shopping area. Beijing Zoo is also situated here as well as the National Centre for Performing Arts.Tiananmen Square: The world's largest public square and a must see for all visitors.
Surrounding this imposing square are grand-old soviet style buildings, including the Museum of the Chinese Revolution and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.
Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, famous as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens' it houses over 3,000 ancient and beautiful structures including pavilions, towers and bridges.
Temple of Heaven: An ancient temple of great beauty set in wonderful gardens surrounded by pine woods. The main-attraction of the park, is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests , an amazing structure with a triple-eaved blue-ish umbrella roof mounted on a three-tiered marble terrace.
Beijing Botanic Gardens: Take a pleasant wander among the bamboo fronds, pines, orchids and lilacs of China's most extensive botanic collection. It's wonderful conservatory houses over 300 varieties of flowers and plants.
National Stadium ( Birds Nest ): Built as the main stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games the stadium has now been opened as a tourist attraction, it's also the site of Beijings largest skiing facility.
Other options include: Beijing Museum of Natural History (exhibitions include paleontology, zoology, and botany), Lana Temple (a beautiful and ornate Buddhist temple), Drum Tower, CCTV Building, Jingshan Park.
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