48 Hours in Beijing

A handy guide.

Tiananmen Square is one of the most important landmarks in Beijing. The square has centuries of history behind it, dating back to the time of emperors. One of its uses in ancient times is for ceremonies that declared who the empress and emperor to commoners. Some of the attractions you can visit while exploring include the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao and Monument to the People’s Heroes. Wake up early and get to Tiananmen before sunrise to watch the flag-raising ceremony.

Entrance Fee: Free

Summer Palace

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Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida is a writer by profession and traveler by passion. He writes and posts about his adventures on TheWanderingJuan.net. He likes the outdoors and prefers mountains and hiking to beach bumming, but he wouldn't mind lazing on a white sand beach and swimming in its clear, blue waters.