With a rich history, endless shades, and so many world-renowned UNESCO heritage sites, Beijing was always on top of my bucket list. With the largest palace in the world, the oldest imperial garden in the country, marvellous sculptures made in white jade and granite, Asia’s finest Opera House, gorgeous ancient temples, and so many tourist attractions in Beijing make my expectations sky-high.
Beijing turned out to be all of that and so much more with its fine mix of 3,000 years old history, art, and culture. With so much to absorb and explore, I couldn’t be happier with the city.
I can’t wait to share with you my top recommendations from the city. But before I do, you need to get your Beijing accommodation sorted. Before you start the search to rent apartments in Beijing, you need to think of which landmarks and sights you want to be near. There are many to choose from after all. So take a plunge into our property portfolio and book your stay in the Chinese capital.
Ultimate List of Top 18 Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing in Beijing, China
1. The Summer Palace
Address: 19 Xinjiangongmen Rd, Haidian District, China, 100091 Opening Hours: 1) April to October: 06:30 am – 6:00 pm 2) November to March: 07:00 am – 5:00 pm Phone: +86 10 6288 1144
2. The Palace Museum
Address: 4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100009 Opening Hours: 1) April to October: 8:30am – 5pm 2) November to March: 8:30am – 4:30pm Phone: +86 10 8500 7421
3. Tiananmen Square
Address: Dongcheng, Beijing, China 100051 Opening Hours: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm Phone: +86-1065118713
Simply put, this iconic Beijing tourist attraction replicates the layout of some of the most renowned cities and landmarks of the world. Miniatures of over 100 monuments and attractions from across the seas can be seen installed in all glory here. Boarding monorails or miniature speed boats are quite fun.
Address:158 China, Beijing, Fengtai, Huaxiang Road Fengbaolu Opening hours: 1) April to October: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 2) November to March: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Phone: +86-1083613681
Head to the Daxing District’s Panggezhuang Town, the world’s largest watermelon producing region. From the whole process of the plantation to the various types of watermelon, expect to watch, note, and get excited at the little expert details that the guides offer here. This cult experience is one of its kind and has been getting hit among tourists since 2004.
Address: J8MF+F72, Jingkai Side Rd, Daxing District, Beijing, China, 102601 Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and Closed on weekends Phone: +86-1089281181
17. Dixia Cheng : Beijing Underground City
Did you know that Beijing made an entire underground city because of the lurking risk of a nuclear attack in the 1970s? From skating rink to restaurants and even classrooms, this 33 sq. miles of hiding space can be found a few blocks from Tiananmen Square.
Address: No. 62 Qianmen West Grinding Factory, Chongwen District, Beijing, China
18. Bai Gong Fang
Ever heard of a Center that becomes a preserver of over 100 local handicrafts? This art centre comprises 30 studios that together host workshops in multiple Chinese local crafts conducted by skilled local craftsmen. With so much to observe, learn, and buy, this will be your ultimate brush with Chinese art.