Top 10

The Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Silk Market... Make the most of your trip to the Chinese capital by visiting the 10 must-see places in Beijing.

Beijing's top 10 tourist attractions

Silk Market

The Silk Market is the preferred place for tourists interested in getting fake designer clothing, jewellery, bags and all kinds of objects.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is the architectural complex where the 24 Chinese emperors governed for more than 500 years.

The Summer Palace

An impressive imperial garden during various dynasties, the Summer Palace became a refuge to escape the hot summers in the Forbidden City.

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, or Tian Tan, is the most famous temple in Beijing and one of the largest sacred sites in China.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most representative symbol of China. Find out about the Great Wall of China.


The alleys that make up the old part of Chinese cities are known as Hutongs. There are still many traditional streets in Beijing for you to discover.

Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square is the most important square in China and the largest in the world. It has colossal dimensions of 880 by 500 metres.

Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park, best known for Prospect Hill, is one of the best preserved imperial gardens in Beijing. Discover the spectacular views.

Wangfujing Street Market

The Wangfujing street market gives you an insight into the livery and vibrant market atmosphere in Beijing, where you'll find the most peculiar snacks.

Beijing Olympic Village

The Beijing Olympic Village was the venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Get to know its amazing stadiums and buildings.