Top Tourist Stops // Beijing, China

Beijing-the heart of China.  Dating back to almost 3 millennia, Beijing is home to some of the most ancient architecture-teeming with rich culture and tradition.  So many wonders to see! From Tiananmen Square to the Great Wall, here are some of the top tourist must sees 🙂

Tiananmen Square  is the largest square in the world. As the main entrance to the imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties, it is truly a grandeur.  And although this is true, there is a little forced sense of joy in the face of the massacre that took place.  We also got to delve deeper into some of the history at the National Museum of China just across the street.

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The Forbidden City is absolutely jaw dropping. I remember standing in complete and utter awe at the intricacies of the palace buildings.

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The Temple of Heaven was equally as beautiful.  The sacred temple has been so well preserved, the age is evident in the musty smell that rests in the temple rooms.

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out of all, my favorite would have to be

The Great Wall-our guide took us to more of the rural side of the wall, where tourists rarely go because this stretch was so extensive in climbing.

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At the end of this trip we got to experience the traditional an infamous Peking Duck! This is the must-try dish 🙂

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These are just some of the must dos in this truly grand city.

In about one week, I will be traveling to Taiwan (which I have been to), China, and Indonesia.  I am SO STOKED to return to Asia, head up for more posts and pictures! 🙂

Much Love,

Maddi

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