Beijing Travel Blog

Red Leaves Ridge Scenic Area in Beijing

Red Leaves Ridge Scenic Area in Beijing

Red Leaves Ridge Scenic Area covers acres of areas nearby the wild Great Wall in Badaling National Forest Park, including more than 50,000 Cotinus coggygria trees growing there. The National Forest Park is located between Badaling Great Wall and ...

Spring Outing in Jingshanling Great Wall to see Apricot Blossoms

Spring Outing in Jingshanling Great Wall to see Apricot Blossoms

In the early April, we had 4 days off for Tomb-sweeping Day. So I decided to pay a short visit to Jinshangling Great Wall to spend a leisure holiday. On April 5, the first day of the holiday, early in the morning, we were up to Beijing ...

Summer Palace: Let’s enjoy the leisure walking in sunset

Summer Palace: Let’s enjoy the leisure walking in sunset

This winter, during Jan. 3 to 11, TopChinaTravel traveled to north China: Xian-Datong-Beijing. During the journey, I have the chance to see many quite famous attractions that I haven’t been in my whole life. In this blog, I want to tell ...

Beijing Forbidden City - the holy palace in ancient China

Beijing Forbidden City - the holy palace in ancient China

If we use “lonely” to describe the Forbidden City in Beijing, is may be a joke. The glorious roof is shining proudly in the sunshine. Not only the roof, but the whole Forbidden City is always in the proud posture even in the ...

3 Tourist Attractions You Must Go in Beijing

3 Tourist Attractions You Must Go in Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the most visited places around the world. Any travel to China is not complete without visiting Beijing. Beijing is a fast changing metropolitan city and the typical place to witness China’s ...

Golden Autumn in Beijing: the Most Beautiful Birch Forest

Golden Autumn in Beijing: the Most Beautiful Birch Forest

The birch forest is located in Labagoumen Nature Reserve in Labagoumeng Man Autonomous Village, Huairou County, the northmost county in Beijing. It is about 170km away from Beijing downtown. As the only original forest and natural ecological scenic ...

Late Fall in Beijing: fall in love with the golden city

Late Fall in Beijing: fall in love with the golden city

It is just half a month late, winter will arrival in Beijing. This week, the cold air make north people just want to stay in bed, expecting warm air to come soon.     People living in Beijing, always say, the most beautiful season ...

Ride a bike in Beijing Hutong to feel leisure and simplicity

Ride a bike in Beijing Hutong to feel leisure and simplicity

Here has no streams of vehicles, no high-rise shadow, no vitreous light pollution, only has small and grey compound, deep and quiet roadway as well as green oldtrees. When you are on a holiday, you can choose a suitable line, ride a bike in the ...

The charming ancient town embraces the Great Wall-Beijing Gubeikou

The charming ancient town embraces the Great Wall-Beijing Gubeikou

The Big Flower Building in the Northern Qi Great Wall is the perfect position to overlook the whole Gubeikou. Looking toward the north Gubeikou Town and the bank of Chao River, the ancient town in the middle is surrounded by the mountains around the ...

Leisure Night Beijing Shichahai

Leisure Night Beijing Shichahai

Houhai lies in the Di'anmen in Beijing. It is an integral part of the Shichahai, but we habitually use Houhai refers to the Shichahai. Shichahai consists of the Qianhai (Front Sea); Houhai (Back Sea); Xihai (Western Sea). Houhai starts from the ...

My Trip to Forbidden City Beijing

My Trip to Forbidden City Beijing

In the early July, I came to the capital Beijing on business. Since it was my first time there, along with my colleagues, I spend a little time to visit the Forbidden City, also called the Imperial Palace or the Palace Museum, which is well-known as ...

The Last City Wall in Beijing

The Last City Wall in Beijing

There should be a city wall in Beijing. It was first built in Yuan Dynasty and finished in Ming Dynasty. This city wall was fairly magnificent and solid, which witnessed 7-century history of Beijing, right up to Qing Dynasty and the Republic of ...

Summer Palace Trip in Early Winter

Summer Palace Trip in Early Winter

In a fine early winter day, I had a trip to Beijing Summer Palace – one of the most magnificent imperial palaces in China. Aiming to get touch with the atmosphere in the imperial garden, I just visited this Beijing attraction alone in the ...

Watching Sunrise at Jinshanling Great Wall

Watching Sunrise at Jinshanling Great Wall

It has been busy these days and with a fractious mood. But I am a person who knows how to adjust myself. The weather report said there would be a good day next day, and I was thinking of taking pictures of the sunrise at Great Wall. Jinshanling ...

Beijing Jinshanling Great Wall Travel Guide

Beijing Jinshanling Great Wall Travel Guide

On the road from Beijing to Chengdu, people can see a section of the Great Wall which played a very important role during the ancient time. This section is situated along mountains on the boundary of Beijing Miyun County and Hebei Luanping County. ...

Featured Streets in Beijing

Featured Streets in Beijing

In the thousands of years ancient city Beijing, there are countless streets playing different roles in people’s daily life. These featured streets, old or modern, quiet or prosperous, gray or bustling, are tell stories of Beijing in their own ...

Memory of My Beijing Tour

Memory of My Beijing Tour

Beijing, a city possessing the holy Tian’an men Square, the imperial palace, the world heritage site Great Wall, etc., has been my dreamland since my childhood. But because of various reasons, I had got the chance to Beijing till I became a ...

Best time to see red leaves in Beijing Fragrant Hill

Best time to see red leaves in Beijing Fragrant Hill

Red leaves in Beijing Fragrant Hill, one of the most magnificent scenes in Beijing, enjoy the international fame and attract thousands of visitors annually. In every autumn period, crowds will cover the entire hill to appreciate red leaves. There ...

A hiking trip to the Great Wall

A hiking trip to the Great Wall

In the early summer of last year, my close friend Carol and I took a hiking trip to the Great Wall in Beijing. It is a long exhausted one but absolutely an amazing, well, how to say, once-in-a-life-time experience. Our original plan was took one ...