Beijing, the capital city of China, famous for housing many traditional and vibrant national treasures. The city received an effective rejuvenation for conducting the 2008 Olympics and now is praised for its improved infrastructure. There is so much to see and explore this fascinating city that guarantees vastly improved safety for tourists, especially women and children. However, prior to your journey, make sure you have a health insurance card and have taken the recommended immunizations.
Here goes your well-planned itinerary for what to see and do while spending three jam-packed days in Beijing.
- Visit the Temple of Heaven. One could really feel the charming spirit of China – the air is filled with chanting prayers, light classic tunes and often you can witness opera performances, exercises, dance and much more. Head through the nearby courtyard where you could watch the interesting matchmaking market and a bit of gambling going on.
- The Forbidden City, the magnificent palace of China. This is a massive one made up of 980 buildings and holds its rank in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You must carry your passport stamped with Visas to get in and be fast as there is a limit in the number of tickets being sold.
- Twenty minutes’ walk in the south direction to Tiananmen Square. A prominent place which witnessed a pro-democracy movement that led to the declaration of martial law by the government.
- Take a glimpse of old Beijing at Hutongs which holds scenic beauty with tree-lined alleyways. There is also a Key State Park called Jingshan park that gives a panoramic view of the Forbidden City.
Ask the locals for the best places to eat the tasty Peking duck. It tastes best with plum sauce and cucumber wrapped up in thin pancakes.
- How about a boat trip today? Kunming Lake is all set to take you to the awesome Summer Palace which is praised for its natural design. It’s combined with pavilions, temples, bridges, and landscaping, a blend of hills and water.
- Next stop should be at the Nanluogu Xiang, which abodes the Drum and Bell towers. You can hire the car rental to get acquainted with the old residential areas for accommodation here.
- The Buddhist temple is another major site to pay a visit. Feel blessed with spinning a Tibetan prayer wheel.
- A great stop to shop and eat, Donghuamen or Wangfujing Night market. The place is lined with antique shops and other fashion boutiques that are extremely good to buy some souvenirs and gifts at a reasonable rate. Candies of different flavors and shapes are also available here.
- A trip to climb Jinshanling or the Great Wall of China. This is one of the most impressive sights that is busted with visitors throughout the year. One could catch a train from Beijing North Railway Station to reach Badaling within ninety minutes. This will take up your entire day!
- In the evening, perhaps the world of Acrobats. It is a perfect pack of thrilling and entertaining cartoonists performances, juggling acts, mask-makeover stunts and more that could end your Beijing trip with a bang.