Go Beijing or Go Home
Forbidden City (Palace Museum) is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

1. Forbidden City (Palace Museum)

8.9
(故宫(博物院))
4 Jingshan Front St, Beijing, Beijing
Historic Site · Dōngchéng qū · 237 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Wander around the edges of the city to find tourist-free rooms of scrolls, furniture, etc! But don't wander too far - I was escorted out for going beyond (untranslated) 'No Entry' signs.

Tian'anmen Square is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

2. Tian'anmen Square

8.1
(天安门广场)
Chang'an Ave (btwn Square E Side Rd and W Side Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Monument / Landmark · Tiānānmén guǎng chāng · 459 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: If you're lucky, you'll see the People's Liberation Army practicing outside the square in full uniform.

Summer Palace is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

3. Summer Palace

9.2
(颐和园)
Beiqing Rd, Beijing, Beijing
Historic Site · Hǎidiàn qū · 134 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Grab some foods at the entry and head out for a hike! Plenty of space to get lost and picnic! Also, some amazing old trails and bridges to explore.

圆明园遗址公园 Old Summer Palace is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

4. 圆明园遗址公园 Old Summer Palace

7.4
28 Qinghua W Rd, Beijing, Beijing
Historic Site · Wǔ dàokǒu · 21 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: This is the kind of history you visit a foreign country for! Literal ruins you can climb and explore. Beware the children - they'll knock you off your feet if you're not careful.

Temple of Heaven is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

5. Temple of Heaven

9.2
(天坛)
Tiantan N Rd (Tiantan East Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Historic Site · 95 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Buildings open/close throughout the day. Spend a few minutes looking on a map/website to figure out where to be to see everything!

恭王府 Prince Gong's Mansion is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

6. 恭王府 Prince Gong's Mansion

7.6
17 Qianhai W St, Beijing, Beijing
Historic Site · Dōngchéng qū · 12 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Supposedly one of the most lavish mansions of Old Beijing. Check out the rock "garden." So interesting!

Yonghegong Lama Temple is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

7. Yonghegong Lama Temple

9.2
(雍和宫)
Yonghegong Ave (At North 2nd Ring E Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Buddhist Temple · Běixīn qiáo · 61 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: One of the largest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the world. In the heart of busy Bejing, slow down and reflect on how awesome it is to wander such a historical and spiritual place!

Confucius Temple is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

8. Confucius Temple

7.6
(北京孔庙)
13 Guozijian St (Near Andingmen Inner St, Yonghegong Ave), Beijing, Beijing
Temple · Běixīn qiáo · 19 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Don't forget to touch the 700 year old Cypress tree, which can distinguish a good person from a bad person!

牛街礼拜寺 Niujie Mosque is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

9. 牛街礼拜寺 Niujie Mosque

18 Niujie St, Beijing, Beijing
Mosque · Xuānwǔ qū · 12 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: If you decide to explore religious diversity in Beijing, this is a must! Largest mosque in Beijing & most prominent in China! Check out the Emperor's tablets from the 1600's! Super cool!

Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accomodation is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

10. Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accomodation

7.3
No.85, Nan Luo Gu Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing
Hostel · Dōngchéng qū · 10 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: The best Beijing hostel for 3 reasons: 1. surrounded by lots of traditional Hutong homes, 2. Amazing trips to The Great Wall, 3. Their bar is fantastic for a leisurely beer at night!

Nanluogu Alley is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

11. Nanluogu Alley

(南锣鼓巷)
Beijing, Beijing
Neighborhood · 43 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Check this place out early in the morning and later at night. During the day, get lost in the surrounding neighborhood. It's safe and very much a pre-modern China.

秀水街 Silk Street Market is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

12. 秀水街 Silk Street Market

6.2
8 Xiushui E St, Beijing, Beijing
Flea Market · Jiànguó mén · 160 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Whether it's real or fake, anything you want to buy can be found here. They keep the knock-off purses hidden, and will probably offer you a "catalog" to peruse before bringing them out.

前门 Qianmen is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

13. 前门 Qianmen

7.3
Qianmen St, Beijing, Beijing
Monument / Landmark · Tiānānmén guǎng chāng · 26 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Stop and grab tea!

北京植物园 Beijing Botanical Garden is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

14. 北京植物园 Beijing Botanical Garden

7.5
北京市香山南辛村20号, Beijing, Beijing
Garden · Hǎidiàn qū · 10 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: It's all about the Water Lilies!

北海公园 Beihai Park is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

15. 北海公园 Beihai Park

8.7
1 Wenjin St, Beijing, Beijing
Park · Dōngchéng qū · 36 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: If this isn't your first stop, you won't be overwhelmed. But dig deep. There are some great stores, park vendors, and 'Kodak' moments to be found at Beihai.

什刹海公园 Shichahai Park is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

16. 什刹海公园 Shichahai Park

8.9
West bank of Qianhai (At Di'anmen W Ave), Beijing, Beijing
Park · Dōngchéng qū · 16 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Great park to stroll at night.. especially in the summer when there's oodles of candle boats around.

National Stadium (Bird's Nest) is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

17. National Stadium (Bird's Nest)

8.2
(国家体育场 (鸟巢))
1 National Stadium S Rd (at North 4th Ring Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Stadium · Chāoyáng qū · 64 tips and reviews
八达岭长城 Great Wall at Badaling is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

18. 八达岭长城 Great Wall at Badaling

8.9
216 Provincial Road, Yanqing, Yanping, Beijing
Historic Site · Yánqìng · 72 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Hiking shoes. Water. Snacks. TOILET PAPER. If you're walking the great wall, you'll need all of those. #trustme

Great Hall of the People is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

19. Great Hall of the People

8.9
(人民大会堂)
West Side of Tiananmen Square (Renda Huitang W Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Capitol Building · Tiānānmén guǎng chāng · 9 tips and reviews
Drum Tower is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

20. Drum Tower

7.7
(鼓楼)
9 Zhonglouwan Linzi (at Di'anmen Outer St), Beijing, Beijing
Monument / Landmark · Āndìng mén · 15 tips and reviews

Sriram K.Sriram Krishnan: Make sure you catch the exhilarating drum performance!

钟楼 Bell Tower is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

21. 钟楼 Bell Tower

7.7
9 Zhonglouwan Linzi (at Di'anmen Outer St), Beijing, Beijing
Monument / Landmark · Āndìng mén · 8 tips and reviews

J.J.: Zhōnglóu (钟楼), the bell tower of Beijing, stands closely behind the drum tower. Together they provide an overview of central Beijing and in the ancient times they both dominated Beijing's skyline.

22. Jingshan Park

9.2
(景山公园)
44 Jingshan W St (North of Forbidden City), Beijing, Beijing
Park · Dōngchéng qū · 71 tips and reviews

BMW iBMW i: Fantastic views of the Forbidden City. JingShan Park improves the Feng Shui of its surroundings, as it is looked upon favorably to live south of a hill – and just south of here is the capital.

Capital Museum 首都博物馆 is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

23. Capital Museum 首都博物馆

8.3
16 Fuxingmen Outer St, Beijing, Beijing
History Museum · Xuānwǔ qū · 13 tips and reviews

|D|A|N|A|🌸 C.|D|A|N|A|🌸 Chow: It's free!!! And come with aircond on hot summer!!

中山公园 Zhongshan Park is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

24. 中山公园 Zhongshan Park

7.7
West Chang'an St (West Side of Tiananmen), Beijing, Beijing
Park · Dōngchéng qū · 9 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: Summer concert series for the #winning. Find an expat or local for more info !

Monument to the People's Heroes is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

25. Monument to the People's Heroes

6.7
(人民英雄纪念碑)
Tian'anmen Square (Chang'an Ave), Beijing, Beijing
Monument / Landmark · Tiānānmén guǎng chāng · 4 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Cerda: The icon of much communist propaganda, this is a must see and photog !

Taikoo Li Sanlitun is one of Go Beijing or Go Home.

26. Taikoo Li Sanlitun

8.5
(三里屯太古里)
19 Sanlitun Rd (Workers' Stadium N Rd), Beijing, Beijing
Shopping Mall · Dōng zhí mén · 95 tips and reviews

Alex B.Alex Bosworth: While you are here check out the first Apple store in China