Beijing attractions and things to do
Mutianyu Great Wall
This accessible stretch of Great Wall caters for all energy levels.
Escape to this Imperial pleasure park of lakes, temples, pagodas and classical gardens.
Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hike
An exhilarating 10km ramble across a remote, unrestored stretch of Great Wall.
Shop, drink, eat and play along this trendy, bohemian avenue in Beijing’s old quarter.
Climb to the top of this pristine park for jaw-dropping views of the Forbidden City rooftops.
The Forbidden City
Discover the epic scale of a palace off-limits to ordinary folk for 500 years.
Not the most welcoming of public squares, but this iconic expanse of concrete is a must-visit.
Jiankou Great Wall
Conquer the wild watchtowers on this beautiful stretch of Wall in remote countryside.
Temple of Heaven
Drop a line to the man upstairs at this celestial altar complex in south Beijing.
Light a few sticks of incense at Beijing’s most important Tibetan Buddhist temple.