Forbidden City is a famous site that tourists must visit when they tour in Beijing. Situated in the center of Beijing, it is a palace where emperors handled court business and resided. Emperors have ruled this country from here over a span of nearly 500 years. Though Forbidden City had been repaired and rebuilt many times during some 500 years, its basic form and layout remains in the original state. This magnificent, solemn and palatial complex is the largest wooden cluster in existence in the world today.
Badaling Great Wall
More than 60 kilometers northwest of Beijing, Badaling Great Wall is a defensive outpost of the Great Wall in ancient times. Its function was to protect this country. There are many holes on the top of Badaling Great Wall, which people called them watch-hole. Just as its name implies, Badaling Great Wall gives access to every direction. The wall threads its way through a jumble of mountains like a giant dragon.
With its dangerous mountain slopes, splendid scenery, and distinctive four seasons,?Badaling Great Wall?is the most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.?
As the largest imperial garden of the Qing dynasty extant in Beijing, Summer Palace consists primarily of the Wanshoushan and Kunming Lake. Covering an area of 290 hectares, it is full of veritable museum of garden type architecture of different styles from different regions in China, and is definitely a gem in the Chinese art of garden construction.
Bird’s Nest & Water Cube
Both of the two landmarks were built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. If you are interested in them, I suggest you go to visit them at night. They are more beautiful than in the daytime. The Water Cube displays a different color pattern each evening, looking like a fantastic magic box.
Every year, large number of tourists must go to visit them when they have a visa free Beijing tour. Even more, some foreigners come to view them again and again.