Voting for Your Favorite Scenery in Beijing


If you love Beijing, please participate in the voting for a chance to obtain USD 1,000 travel fund.


Voting time: September 15—September 30, 2017


Featuring with the colorful, splendid and profound culture, Beijing is an ancient capital incorporating traditional and fashionable elements. Please enjoy the magnificent scenery of Beijing and vote for one or several options appealing you most.

Imperial City - Beijing

Beijing Hutong

Modern Beijing

Foods in Beijing

Experience Beijing


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1. Imperial City - Beijing

北京是一座有着三千多年历史的古都,建造了许多宫廷建筑,有着世界上最大的宫殿建筑群,漫步宫殿回廊,便会有一种穿越时空的错觉。 Beijing is an ancient capital with a history of over 3,000 years. There are many palace buildings in, which constitute the world’s largest palace complex. Wandering in the corridors of such palaces, you will have an illusion of space-time travel.


The Imperial Palace

北京故宫是中国明清两代的皇家宫殿,它是中世纪最伟大的奇迹,也是世界上最大的木制建筑群。故宫想必是每一个国内外游客来北京的必去之地,点击链接即刻游览故宫! The Imperial Palace, the royal palace in Ming and Qing dynasties, is the greatest miracle created in the Middle Ages and also the largest wooden architectural complex in the world. Presumably, it is an essential stop for every tourist in Beijing, no matter from other regions of China or other countries. Click the link to visit the Imperial Palace immediately!


Panorama of the Imperial Palace


The Great Wall


The Great Wall is one of the most famous world relics in China. The marvelous building shows diversity in each brick among the building that are so strange in appearance, just like a dragon flying on the peak of mountains and presenting varied performances.


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The Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven was the sacrificial altar for ancient emperors in China. The verdant ancient trees and buildings have witnessed the history of worshipping heaven in ancient China. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is definitely the star building of the Temple of Heaven. It looks the same no matter from which angle you observe it.


The Summer Palace


The Summer Palace is the largest royal garden and the best-preserved Xanadu garden remaining in China, enjoying the fame of “Royal Garden Museum”. There is a large stone bridge—Seventeen-Arch Bridge—in the Palace, which is a favorable site for photographers. Days around the Winter Solstice, all arches of the Bridge glow with the setting sun, creating the spectacular scenery.


The imperial buildings above are just a few of historic buildings in Beijing. Even if having no opportunity to see a panoramic view yet, you would be dazzled by any profile.


2. Beijing Hutong


Hutongs resemble a walking museum of folk customs, and each one is endowed with the unique history and story. Roaming through Hutongs, and touching the imprints of history, you can even hear stories about the old Beijing.


South Luogu Lane


South Luogu Lane is the most well-known Hutong in Beijing (adjacent to the Bar Street of Shichahai), and also the most popular tourist attraction with various original shops. If unwilling to follow the steps of other tourists, you can stroll about Hutongs at the two sides of South Luogu Lane, such as Mao’er Hutong, Yu’er Hutong, and Jingyang Hutong, and possibly have unexpected discoveries.


Dazhalan Qianshi Hutong


Dazhalan Qianshi Hutong is the narrowest Hutong in Beijing. Close to Dazhalan, the Hutong is 55m long in total, but only 0.7m wide on average, 0.4m wide at the narrowest part. Two people have to walk sideways through the Hutong.


Zhuanta Hutong


Zhuanta Hutong is the oldest one in Beijing, called the “Root of Beijing Hutongs”. Dating back to the Great Capital of the Yuan Dynasty, it was the only Hutong with written record in the history. If you want to seek for the root of Beijing Hutongs, Zhuanta Hutong is a good destination.


When visiting Hutongs of Beijing, you can select the currently most popular way of travel—bike sharing. Riding a bicycle and paddling along the streets and alleys, you can stop whenever you want to integrate romance into fashion to enjoy the unique leisure time of old Beijing. Or you can take a rickshaw to wander about the streets, listening to stories about Hutongs told by the rickshaw driver.

How to Use Shared Bike in China


3. Modern Beijing


Shifting from ancient capital to international city, Beijing perfectly adapts to the change of roles. Nowadays, Beijing has developed into a modern international metropolis, welcoming friends from around the world with its both ancient and fashionable appearance.


National Center for the Performing Arts


National Center for the Performing Arts is the world’s largest dome without the support of columns. The Center is surrounded by a glittering artificial lake, making the huge building look agile and vivid.


Bird’s Nest and Water Cube


Bird’s Nest and Water Cube made a dazzling debut at the 29th Olympic Games in 2008. The ingenious design and unique appearance make them landmark buildings of Beijing. At night, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube look especially charming against the lamplight, and have become another destination of tourists in Beijing.




Known as a bar street, Sanlitun is one of the “busiest” entertainment streets for night life in Beijing. Apparently, it has become a synonym for beautiful women, delicious foods, and good wines, and serves as an ideal place for foreigners to relax themselves.


798 Art District


798 Art District was originally a location for an industrial factory. Later, artists and cultural institutions moved into the factory, made a renovation to it, and introduced the 798 living ways. The District is brimming with the atmosphere of modern arts. Order a cup of coffee, walk into a gallery at roadside, and take time to indulge in the artistic atmosphere.


4. Foods in Beijing


Beijing possesses both royal banquets with a history of over three hundred years and time-honored folk local snacks, which provide tourists with numerous dishes of special Beijing flavor.


Royal Court Dishes


In Beijing, you can enjoy delicate royal dishes and desserts of traditional flavors, which were only offered to emperors in ancient China.

京菜 & 京点

Beijing Cuisine & Dessert


Beijing cuisine is formed by incorporating flavors of dishes in other regions on the basis of the northern style of cooking, and includes a variety of famous dishes and snacks, of which Beijing Roast Duck and Beijing Hot Pot are the most famous in the world.


Old Beijing Snacks


With a history of over 600 years, old Beijing flavor snacks are the essence of Beijing's marketplace culture and folk customs, and include special flavors of nationalities such as Han, Hui, Mongol, and Manchu, and features of royal flavors of Ming and Qing dynasties. They are famous for diversity and unique taste.


5. Experience Beijing

北京作为六朝古都有着得天独厚的文化底蕴,无论是文化艺术,哲理思想,还是传统技艺,都是中华几千年的智慧凝结, 来北京最不可错过的别样体验… …

As an ancient capital of six dynasties, Beijing is known for great history and profound cultural foundation, and its culture and arts, philosophy, and traditional skills represent the wisdom of the Chinese nation in the past thousands of years, which can offer you with the unique experience…..


Traditional Chinese Medicines for The Nourishing of Life


Beijing boasts the rich and diversified cultural resources of traditional Chinese medicines, including health preserving with foods and drugs, acupuncture, massage, Qigong, which can produce remarkable effect. Walking into clinics of traditional Chinese medicines, you may have a taste of health-enhancing herbal tea, and experience Chinese traditional ways of regimen such as acupuncture, massage, etc.


Please click the following link to appreciate the glamour of culture of preserving health with traditional Chinese medicines

中国书画 Chinese Painting and Calligraphy


Chinese painting and calligraphy stress meditation, ritual, and knowledge. You may find a Chinese teacher to learn painting and calligraphy, feeling the spirit and mystery of Chinese painting and calligraphy in the ancient capital!

东方禅茶 Oriental Zen Tea


China is the hometown of tea, and the Chinese have enjoyed tea at least for 4,700 years. There are too many ancient temples and tearooms in Beijing. Meditating in an ancient temple or selecting an elegant tearoom, you may savor the oriental tea ceremony in the quiet space, understanding the life and relaxing yourself spiritually.