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How to experience Beijing in One day

Last updated by meimeili at 2013/9/30; Destinations:

How to experience an essential journey in China when you only have one day in Beijing? To visit the Great Wall in the morning and the Forbidden City in the afternoon, and have a drink in a bar on Houhai Bar Street at night is one of the best arrangements for your travel. If you want a more relaxed travel, you can change to take a rickshaw to explore Beijing hutongs in Xicheng District to experience local life and culture in the afternoon.

The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a symbol of China. With a total length of 21196.18 kilometers, it is one of Seven Wonders of the World. Badaling Section is the most famous part of the Great Wall, however, Mutianyu Section is a great section less touched and crowded. It was built to protect nomadic alliance’s invasion in the north in ancient times.

The Great Wall was first constructed during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period. Nowadays, the well-preserved sections were built in the 14 century during the Ming Dynasty. It has been one of World Cultural Heritages since 1987.Travelers can take an uphill cable car to the Great Wall and a slide-way ride down to keep some energy. If you visit the Mutianyu section, you can also visit a cloisonné factory to see the manufacture process of making cloisonnés.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City stands for the imperial life in the past in China. It is the palace where emperors live in during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are 24 emperors living in the palaces from 1368 to 1911. Also known as the Palace Museum, it is in the north of Tian’anmen Square. The Forbidden City has been listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1987 because its unique value. It is the largest and the best-preserved ancient imperial palace complex in China.

You can view a lot of ancient and priceless things used in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Nowadays, there are a series of cultural exhibitions for travelers to view the imperial life in ancient times. If you want to know the imperial life in ancient China, the Forbidden City is the most recommended destination in China. Usually, it is on the must-visit list for each traveler in Beijing.

Houhai Bar Street

Houhai Bar Street and Sanlitun Bar Street are the most popular night destinations in Beijing. Near the Shichahai Lake and Beijing hutongs, Houhai Bar Street has beautiful scenery and various Chinese and Western style bars. A large number of travelers head to Houhai to enjoy a relax evening and it is also highly praised by Tripadvisor. There are more than 120 bars and coffee cafes along the Houhai Bar Street. It is an ideal place for travelers to enjoy a bar life in Beijing.

Houhai 5 Hao, Zoom Club, Jiadingfang Bar, Buddha Bar, Sex and da City, the Bird Nest Bar, No Name Bar, Blue Lotus Bar, Amber Bar and the 70s Bar are famous bars in Houhai Bar Street.

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