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Tourist Attractions in Beijing

Temple of Heaven

Beijing is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. There is an endless amount to see and do in this city so a short visit might require a bit of planning. The obvious starting points are the attractions that draw the biggest crowds, namely The Great Wall (a side-trip out of the city), The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palaces (old and new). In addition to these tourist favourites there are dozens of other fascinating temples and historic sites worth exploring in and around the city.

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Beijing is developing at an alarmingly fast pace and often resembles a huge construction site. Despite the building sites, glitzy shopping malls and high rise buildings however, you can still experience a little of the 'old Beijing' by simply wandering around the hutongs or taking a hutong tour.

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In addition to visiting historic sites, visitors to Beijing will certainly want to experience some shopping. Xiushui Jie Market (Silk Alley), Ya Xiu (Ya Show) and Hongqiao (Pearl Market) are three popular stops on most tourists' shopping itinerary, as is the colorful and very vibrant Panjiayuan Antique Market.

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