Things to do in Beijing China

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Walk with Cham in Beijing China

Hello Beijing!

My trip to Beijing almost didn't push through because the booking date was scheduled a few days before my show, I Do Finale and Krimmy Grand Wedding (I couldn't rebook because it was a Piso Fare flight- all Cebu Pacific travelers know this). I felt really bad as I've been dreaming to go to Beijing for so long. Eh talaga nga namang malakas ako kay Lord! I got a text a week before the schedule saying that the flight has been cancelled so we need to book another date. Hallelujah! It was truly a relief! I was about to give up my Beijing dream but I guess the Lord didn't want me to (Thank you, Lord!) So we booked a flight one week after the Grand Wedding.

Beijing is the Capital of the Republic of China known for quite a few tourists attractions including the Great Wall of China. I had been very eager to visit this country and was lucky to finally experience it. Beijing's attractions are historical, timeless and traditional compared to Shanghai's modern and contemporary atmosphere. Somewhat like Tokyo- Kyoto Combo, Tokyo (which I can compare to Shanghai) and Kyoto (like Beijing). Being the type of person who loves the past I would say that I enjoyed Beijing more [than Shanghai].

Below is a list of the things I did in Beijing for 4 days which you might want to try when you visit the city.

Appreciate the majestic Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
The Great Wall of China is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is considered to be UNESCO's World Heritage Site. The spectacular series of fortification stretches from east to west of China that was built for more than 2,000 years.

Great Wall of China- Mutianyu

Enter the Forbidden City
Considered to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, The Forbidden City is the famous Chinese Imperial Palace from the Ming dynasty to end of the Qing Dynasty. The vast area was the home of the Chinese emperors where no commoner was allowed to enter the palace.

Forbidden City

Stroll along the Tiananmen Square
At the south of Forbidden City, a large city square named Tiananmen Square is situated at the very center of Beijing where you can see the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.  

Tiananmen Square

Climb on top of the Hill at Jingshan Park
In the north of Forbidden City lies a park called Jingshan where you can see a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City. An exceptional site!

Jingshan Park

Walk along the Temple of Heaven and look for groups of old Chinese locals
The Temple of Heaven was where the emperors in the Ming and Qing Dynasty held the Heaven Worship Ceremony. Now it is transformed into a park where you can see old locals gather for different activities.

Temple of Heaven

Visit the Summer Palace
The Summer Palace was the largest royal park in China. It was then the luxurious garden for emperors. 

Summer Palace

Take a photo of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube at Beijing Olympic Park
Built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Bird's Nest is the National Stadium where track and field and football were held. 

Beijing Olympic Park

For retail therapy and adventurous foodie this place is right for you. The street is packed with people looking for exotic finds (hello crispy scorpions!) and Chinese souvenir trinkets. 

Wangfunging Street

For more modern finds try visiting Nanluoguxiang, a hutong area with many funky shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. 


Side Trip to Xi'an and visit the Terracotta Museum
Discovered the year 1974 by a group of farmers, the terra-cotta warriors was the biggest on-site museum in China.

Terracota Museum

It was an exhausting 4-day trip to Beijing but it was all worth it. Too bad Mike was not with us, I bet it would be twice thrice as fun if he was around. Boohoo. Kaya I told him I'll do the Beijing trip again if he wants to. Yes. I'm cheesy. like that. =)

Other Related Posts

How to Apply a Chinese Tourist Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

Going to Beijing China from Manila Philippines

Springtime Hostel Beijing China

Great Wall of China Mutianyu Beijing China

Forbidden City Beijing China

Tiananmen Square Beijing China

Jingshan Park Beijing China

Summer Palace Beijing China

Temple of Heaven Beijing China

Beijing Olympic Park Beijing China

Wangfujing Street Beijing China

Nanluoguxiang Beijing China

Sleeper Train from Beijing to Xi'an China

Terracotta Warriors Museum Xi'an China

High-speed Train from Xi'an to Beijing China

4 Days Itinerary in Beijing and Xi'an China

You Might Also Like


  1. It was late last year when we planned on going to Beijing, with a Xi'an roadtrip. Cluleless, I searched the net for some helpful info and good thing that I stumbled upon your blog. We followed your general itinerary, your detailed explanation and directions, down to the sleeper/high speed train tickets were very helpful. Two thumbs up! Thanks, Cham! :)

    1. Hello Yellowtulip! Thank you for finding my blog helpful. That's so nice of you :)


Like us on Facebook