Beijing is best known for its ancient grand palaces and their gates, authentic Chinese temples, beautiful parks and gardens, as well as the signature Great Wall of China. Today, in this article, we are going to take you on a trip to the 'old Beijing', while you can discover the history behind this modern capital city of China. Read on for more!
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Great Wall of China
"One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a true man."
The iconic Great Wall is renowned as the landmark of China. It is a series of fortifications that were built by a few different ancient Chinese emperors to protect their homeland against invasion. The Great Wall of China is over 5,000-mile long. Therefore, if you'd like to walk the whole wall, it would take you no less than 18 months to do so. You should at least reach there to prove that you are a true man. What a fantastic challenge!
The Palace Museum aka Forbidden City
Forbidden City is no longer "forbidden" and was opened to the public as the Palace Museum in 1925 after the last Emperor of China was evicted from his home. You will pass the Tiananmen Square when you enter into the museum from the front entrance. This former palace consists of more than 900 buildings. You seriously won't be able to see everything in one day. So make your plan possible before you visit!