When we decided to go to China, it wasn’t hard for us to choose which city we’d like to see. After doubting between Hong Kong and Beijing for a bit, we chose Beijing for the historical sights and attractions. Three days are convenient if you’re a quick sightseer like me. But where to go? I’ve listed the top 5 attractions here for you.
1. The Great Wall
Of course, the number one place to visit when in Beijing is the Great Wall of China. We’ve visited the Great Wall from Jinsanling, which was said to have the best sight and I really believe so. There were only little tourists and on the day we visited the weather was very good and we really had an incredible clear view! We walked about 10km over the Great Wall and although it was very exhausting going up, up and um, it was totally worth it. In my video (soon online) you’ll see more of the wall and what it was like hiking it.
2. Summer Palace
Summer Palace is said to be the largest and best preserved royal park in Beijing. We visited the park on our second day in Beijing and I must say that I was impressed by the size of it. When I thought I’d seen everything there was still more to explore, and all so wonderful! Also nice is the fact that you can kinda see over Beijing when you’re up the highest hill.
3. Forbidden City
Forbidden City is situated behind the Tiananmen square. We visited both of these on day one which is why I kept making pictures. But to be quite honest: this wasn’t that picturesque. One should really dig into the historical story behind this to recognize the historical value.
4. Silk street
For those who are into fake or simply love joking around, silk street is the place to go for “designer brands”. As a fashion blogger I must say that I wasn’t really impressed, but it was fun to see.
Houhai is an area around a lake in central Beijing. This is just a nice place to hang around during the evening for a drink or diner. If you like, you can take a tuktuk around the lake. Also, visit nanluo guxiang from here. In this neighborhood you’ll find more western food, backpackers and fun shops. It has a nice bubbly vibe and it’s were I had a barbie doll made of myself. Yup, I was made in China!
Photos by Reinder & Me