Highlights of Beijing
After the long flight from Chicago O’hare Airport, I finally landed in Beijing, China and began my trip! I spent three full days in Beijing. In this post, I am going to highlight the main experiences from this trip that I enjoyed the most and would recommend anyone to do when visiting or planning a trip to China. A little side note, my time spent in Beijing has been during the end of May, and the weather is extremely hot. The average temperature has been approximately 92 degrees Fahrenheit. From what I have read, Summer in China usually starts in May and ends towards the beginning of August. I wasn’t prepared for the heat, but I still had SO much fun!
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. With that being said, the Great Wall of China in Beijing was unquestionably the event I was most excited about when starting my journey to China. The wall did not disappoint me in any way. The views from the wall are unexplainable. Each area of the massive wall you travel to will provide a different unique view, all of them were breathtaking. I will never forget this adventure, and I am so grateful I was able to experience it!
The Forbidden City
Located in the center of Beijing, this is probably the most popular destination in Beijing. The Forbidden City is also known as the Palace Museum. Here you can visit the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient Chinese buildings. These structures that make up the palace once belonged to emperors as their home as well as being the political center of China. The architecture here is unlike anything I have ever seen before, unreal! The Forbidden City is considered a sacred place, but as long as you are simply respectful, you will have no problems.
This square is famous for a lot of reasons, including a deadly massacre in 1989; which I might add is not openly talked about in China. I visited Tiananmen Square before heading to the Forbidden City which is walking distance from each other, and I highly recommend doing both of these on the same day. Both of these attractions were packed with people, and I mean packed FULL; since this is a precious destination for residents of China from all over the country as well as international tourists from all over the world. The square is so large and shouldn’t be underestimated; you unquestionably need to give yourself time to explore this place properly!
All three of these famous destinations in Beijing are WELL worth all of the hype they receive.
This trip has started off amazing because of these experiences and more. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you as I continue traveling through China!
I hope you are enjoying reading about my journey and maybe I can inspire you to take an adventure yourself! That’s all for now,