As the past and current seat of power in China, Beijing is packed with historical sites and modern marvels. You could spend weeks seeing all the sights, but if you only have a few days, the best strategy to make the most out of your short trip is to focus on must-sees – Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Summer Palace, and make full use of evening time to at Houhai Bar Street, taste the Beijing Roast Duck or enjoy a Kungfu Show. 3 or 4 days you’d harvest the best of Beijing.
But if you have more time, try to get beneath the skin of Beijing, and discover its hidden treasures such as the Jinshan Mountain, 798 Art Zone, and explore local lifestyle by rickshaw ride to hutongs. If you’re a hiking lover, different sections of the Great Wall offers different scenery and hiking experience.
Going through the tour ideas below will provide you with options for your visit and help you plan an ideal itinerary: