If Shanghai is considered as the financial capital of China, Beijing is considered as the cultural capital. Beijing is in northern China surrounded by Tianjin and Hebei. It is the seat of the national government and has been the capital of numerous dynasties. That’s why, wars were fought in Peking, former name of Beijing and numerous cultural structures abound in this municipality.
Here’s a list of the cultural marvels which you can visit while you’re here in Beijing. I will be posting the most frequented spots which tourists visit.
1. Great Wall of China (长城) – “He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man”. This is one of the famous sayings which is associated with this landmark structure. This wall is a must-see place and what’s the point of going to Beijing if you don’t visit the Great Wall. There are 4 parts of the wall which you can visit: Badaling (tourist bus aplenty), Mutianyu (fewer compared to Badaling), Jinshanling/Simatai (hiker’s haven!) and Huanghuacheng (with a lake view).