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The Top Must-See Attractions in Beijing

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List of top things to do in Beijing. This list ranks the best attractions in Beijing, China. Known as one of the world's most populous city, visiting Beijing for the first time can be extensive. There are many places to visit in Beijing, but this is a list of Beijing's top attractions that can't be missed while sightseeing in China.

Beijing is famous for its Forbidden City, Beijing's historic city center that was the palace of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty of Imperial China. Today the palace is now known as the Palace Museum which houses an enormous collection of imperial Chinese art. Visitors can easily spend a full day exploring the Forbidden City, from the lavish palace to the opulent surrounding gardens and carefully preserved artifacts of the Ming Dynasty. It's one of the world's most important culturally historic sites, and visiting the Forbidden City is a top tourist site in Beijing.

Though there are many important historical places of interest in Beijing, the city is also known as one of the world's leading modern cities. Beijing was host to the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Beijing National Stadium is one of the city's modern architectural marvels. From Beijing's lush gardens to important historic sites and modern marvels, Beijing is one of the world's leading cultural cities with many treasure to discover.

Vote up the best things to see in Beijing with this list of Beijing's top tourist attractions. 
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  • National Museum of China26
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  • Niujie Mosque27
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    Niujie Mosque

    Beijing, China
  • Old Summer Palace28
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    Old Summer Palace

    Beijing, China
  • Palace of Heavenly Purity29
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    Palace of Heavenly Purity

    Beijing, China
  • Silk Street30
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    Silk Street

    China
  • Simatai31
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    Simatai

    Beijing, China
  • Temple of the Sun32
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    Temple of the Sun

    Beijing, China
  • White Cloud Temple33
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    White Cloud Temple

  • Workers Stadium34
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    Workers Stadium

    Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Beijing Dongyue Temple35
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    Beijing Dongyue Temple

    China
  • Beijing Temple of Confucius36
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    Beijing Temple of Confucius

    Beijing, China
  • Beijing World Park37
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    Beijing World Park

  • Capital Museum38
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    Capital Museum

    Beijing, China
  • Beijing Chaoyang Park39
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    Beijing Chaoyang Park

    Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Houhai40
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    Houhai

    China
  • Imperial Ancestral Temple41
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    Imperial Ancestral Temple

    Beijing, China
  • Jinshanling42
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    Jinshanling

    Beijing, China
  • Mount Pan43
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    Mount Pan

    Ji County, Tianjin
  • Prince Gong Mansion44
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    Prince Gong Mansion

    Beijing, China
  • Shichahai45
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    Shichahai

    China
  • Temple of Earth46
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    Temple of Earth

  • Western Hills47
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    Western Hills

    China
  • Tianning Temple48
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    Tianning Temple

    Jiangsu, China
  • Beijing Botanical Garden49
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    Beijing Botanical Garden

    Beijing, China
  • Drum and Bell Towers50
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    Drum and Bell Towers