Cover about 440,000 square meters, Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. Thousands of tourists come to visit it during their visa free stay in Beijing. This square can hold over one million people. Every morning, lots of visitors come here to see the five-star red flag slowly rising accompanied by the national anthem. Besides, it has witness many important events happened there since last hundred years.
The incomparable Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. About twenty-four emperors reigned over the country for over 500 years. It was the imperial palace where twenty-four emperors ascended the throne and exercised their strong power to the nation.
As the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, Forbidden City was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heave is the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China. Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests there. There is a long history about 5000 years to the sacrifice to heaven. Most people thought that the heaven would help them by sacrifice. Every year, emperors would come here to sacrifice and common people can not come to see it. Sacrifice is a spiritual thing for most people.
Summer Palace is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China and it has greatly influences Chinese horticulture. There is a pair of large stone lions preside massively over the approach to the Summer Palace. Scenery in Summer Palace is beautiful, there are more than 30 classical structures are scattering on the hill and around the lake.
With such a high fame, all these attractions are very popular among tourists when they enjoy their visa free Beijing tours.