Hey, it is your host, Naomi. I would like to show you the top ten attractions of Beijing.
#10: Hutongs – Old town Beijing atmosphere. Streets and houses as they originated in the Yuan dynasty. A great place to view historical Beijing culture.
#9: Beijing Zoo – One of the oldest zoos in China, amongst the largest collections in the country. Many exotic creatures call it home.
#8: National Aquatics Center – This attractive complex was built for the 2008 summer Olympics.
#7: Ming Tombs – Houses tombs of Ming emperors, a must see for its integrated architecture.
#6: Chinese opera – It is a grand spectacle. There are numerous branches of Chinese opera, some with roots back to the 3rd century BC.
#5: Beijing Olympic Stadium – Known as the “Bird’s Nest”. It was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
#4: Beihai Park – An imperial garden built in the 10th century.
#3: Summer Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.
#2: Tiananmen Square – A large plaza near the center of Beijing, it has great cultural significance as the site of key events in Chinese history.
#1: Forbidden City – One of China’s most popular attractions, it has housed emperors for over 400 years, exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture.