Beijing travel guide


Jinshanling-Greatwall
Snaking through the northern areas of China, climbing mountains and going through the grassy plains is the “长城 (cháng chéng), 万里长城 (wàn lǐ cháng chéng)”. Don’t be surprised its nothing new it’s the Chinese name for the Great Wall in China, “The Long Wall of 10,000 Miles” when translated into English translation. When constricted, its sole purpose was to defend the country from the invaders in the north, but time has transformed this marvel into a tourist site and an endurance test for daredevils. The wall has also become the measure of how long things are “Oh! It’s as long as the great wall of China”. A fact that you might not have known is that this marvelous structure of bricks is not held together by your conventional cement, but by an adhesive made from grounded rice. Incredibly strong isn’t it?  Here we bring you some further hidden secrets from the lengths of the Great Wall. Measuring the Great Wall How many of you know the length of the equator? Not many of you! Let’s enrich your knowledge. The equator is a staggering 40,075 kilometers, now what’s more aweing is that the Great Wall is just 1158 kilometers more than the equator’s half. So to be precise, that’s some 21,196.18 km of the wall you are looking at! If you were to run the whole wall, you would have ran nearly half the earth (Woah!). The current structure (8,851.8 km) displays the remains from the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). Be surprised by this marvel of construction! As it was constructed nearly 2700 years ago, that means without the cranes and the mixers and the high tech engineering. Let’s begin the list! It’s not just long! It’s tall too! It averages to about 6 -7 meters, reaching a height of […]

Is the Great Wall of China Really Great

Snaking through the northern areas of China, climbing mountains and going through the grassy plains is the “长城 (cháng chéng), 万里长城 (wàn lǐ cháng chéng)”. Don’t be surprised its nothing new it’s the Chinese name for the Great Wall in China, “The Long Wall of 10,000 Miles” when translated into English translation. When constricted, its sole purpose was to defend the country from the invaders in the north, but time has transformed this marvel into a tourist site and an endurance test for daredevils. The wall has also become the measure of how long things are “Oh! It’s as long as the great wall of China”. A fact that you might not have known is that this marvelous structure of bricks is not held together by your conventional cement, but by an adhesive made from grounded rice. Incredibly strong isn’t it?  Here we bring you some further hidden secrets from the lengths of the Great Wall. Measuring the Great Wall How many of you know the length of the equator? Not many of you! Let’s enrich your knowledge. The equator is a staggering 40,075 kilometers, now what’s more aweing is that the Great Wall is just 1158 kilometers more than the equator’s half. So to be precise, that’s some 21,196.18 km of the wall you are looking at! If you were to run the whole wall, you would have ran nearly half the earth (Woah!). The current structure (8,851.8 km) displays the remains from the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). Be surprised by this marvel of construction! As it was constructed nearly 2700 years ago, that means without the cranes and the mixers and the high tech engineering. Let’s begin the list! It’s not just long! It’s tall too! It averages to about 6 -7 meters, reaching a height of […]


Forbidden city
The Forbidden City Palace lies at the heart of Beijing, having served as the home of 24 emperors from the 14th to 20th century under the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was largely constructed by Emperor Chengzu during his 14 year reign in the 14th century. The Emperor’s Palace was also called the ‘Purple City’. This is because according to ancient Chinese astronomers, Polaris or the ‘Purple Star’ is in the center of heaven. Therefore, the center of heaven on earth ought to be called the Purple Palace. The name ‘the Forbidden City’ came to popularity because only a handful of selected individuals were allowed to enter the city to serve the Emperor. It is also sometimes called ‘The Purple Forbidden City’. The Palace is just north of Tiananmen Square. It is a gigantic rectangular complex, covering more than 70 hectares. There are more than 8700 rooms in the palace, protected by ten meter high walls and a 52 meter wide moat! The walls have two major gates. One on the south called the Meridian Gate, and another on the north called the Gate of Divine Prowess. The distance between these opposite gates is about one kilometre. The width in the other direction is about 0.75km. There are beautiful towers on each of the four corners, which give good vantage points for looking over the city and the palace. The Palace interior is divided into two parts. The Outer Court in the southern section was where the Emperor executed his formal duties as the supreme ruler of the empire. The Inner Court to the north was where he lived privately with his family. The last Emperor of China to inhabit the Inner Court was driven out in 1924. Prior to this, the palace was inhabited by fourteen emperors from the […]

The Purple Forbidden City

The Forbidden City Palace lies at the heart of Beijing, having served as the home of 24 emperors from the 14th to 20th century under the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was largely constructed by Emperor Chengzu during his 14 year reign in the 14th century. The Emperor’s Palace was also called the ‘Purple City’. This is because according to ancient Chinese astronomers, Polaris or the ‘Purple Star’ is in the center of heaven. Therefore, the center of heaven on earth ought to be called the Purple Palace. The name ‘the Forbidden City’ came to popularity because only a handful of selected individuals were allowed to enter the city to serve the Emperor. It is also sometimes called ‘The Purple Forbidden City’. The Palace is just north of Tiananmen Square. It is a gigantic rectangular complex, covering more than 70 hectares. There are more than 8700 rooms in the palace, protected by ten meter high walls and a 52 meter wide moat! The walls have two major gates. One on the south called the Meridian Gate, and another on the north called the Gate of Divine Prowess. The distance between these opposite gates is about one kilometre. The width in the other direction is about 0.75km. There are beautiful towers on each of the four corners, which give good vantage points for looking over the city and the palace. The Palace interior is divided into two parts. The Outer Court in the southern section was where the Emperor executed his formal duties as the supreme ruler of the empire. The Inner Court to the north was where he lived privately with his family. The last Emperor of China to inhabit the Inner Court was driven out in 1924. Prior to this, the palace was inhabited by fourteen emperors from the […]


The magical and enchanting Chinese history never fails to leave the people in awe! One such example is the magnificent and fairytale-like Tiananmen Square, situated at the heart of Beijing it is the largest in the world. The square is so huge that a collection of attractions are situated in it. If you are on a Beijing tour, this beauty of construction must be on your bucket list. What’s there to see? You must ask what not! The Tiananmen Square has the following marvels that you can treat your eyes with; Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall Monument to the People’s Heroes The Tiananmen Tower Great Hall of the People Further, if you’re lucky enough you can witness the national flag hoisting ceremony too. The Tiananmen Square facts are really attention gathering. Let’s begin with the Tiananmen Square’s history and its attractions, accordingly! The Tiananmen Tower The history of China has witnessed a long line of monarchs! Situated in the north of the Square is the Tiananmen Tower. Historically, the tower was used to make public announcements declaring the new emperor’s empresses. Built in the year 1417 during the rule of Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 A.D.), the tower was forbidden for outsiders to enter except the royals and the nobles of the state, this carried on until the year 1911 when the last Chinese monarchy ended. This will surely be something worth exploring! A Tiananmen Square Exploring the Monument to People’s Heroes   Entering the Tiananmen Square, right in the centre you’ll see a monument erected, built with granite this is the largest monument ever to be constructed in the history of China. The famous line by Chairman Mao “The People’s Heroes are Immortal” can be seen engraved on it. Further, the monument comprises of the 8 humungous sculptures erected to display the […]

Tian’an men Square

The magical and enchanting Chinese history never fails to leave the people in awe! One such example is the magnificent and fairytale-like Tiananmen Square, situated at the heart of Beijing it is the largest in the world. The square is so huge that a collection of attractions are situated in it. If you are on a Beijing tour, this beauty of construction must be on your bucket list. What’s there to see? You must ask what not! The Tiananmen Square has the following marvels that you can treat your eyes with; Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall Monument to the People’s Heroes The Tiananmen Tower Great Hall of the People Further, if you’re lucky enough you can witness the national flag hoisting ceremony too. The Tiananmen Square facts are really attention gathering. Let’s begin with the Tiananmen Square’s history and its attractions, accordingly! The Tiananmen Tower The history of China has witnessed a long line of monarchs! Situated in the north of the Square is the Tiananmen Tower. Historically, the tower was used to make public announcements declaring the new emperor’s empresses. Built in the year 1417 during the rule of Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 A.D.), the tower was forbidden for outsiders to enter except the royals and the nobles of the state, this carried on until the year 1911 when the last Chinese monarchy ended. This will surely be something worth exploring! A Tiananmen Square Exploring the Monument to People’s Heroes   Entering the Tiananmen Square, right in the centre you’ll see a monument erected, built with granite this is the largest monument ever to be constructed in the history of China. The famous line by Chairman Mao “The People’s Heroes are Immortal” can be seen engraved on it. Further, the monument comprises of the 8 humungous sculptures erected to display the […]



Mutianyu-Greatwall
Beijing has a continental monsoon and temperate climate, with great variation in temperature between night and day four different seasons.Winter in Beijing is dry and cold while summer is humid and hot. Autumn and spring are cool and short. The annual precipitation is typically heavy in summer between June and August with recurrent showers in both Julyand August. July is the hottest month (26 Degree) while January is the coldest (-4 Degree). There are various festivals throughout the year which provides ideal opportunities for learning customs and local life.Though, the most suitable season for traveling to Beijing in terms of the best season is September to November. Beijing summer Summer lasts 3 months from around 15th May to 15th September; From July to August Beijing is rainy and hot. The plenty annual rain falls during these months. July and August is also the hottest period. In the hottest months of summer, Shorts or light pants and T-shirts are the best options. It is also advisable to bring the umbrella, sun cream, and sunglasses. Beijing autumn Autumn lasts 2 months from around 5th September to 15th November. Autumn climate is cool, with the colorful leaves all over Beijing, comfortable sunshine, and of course a blue sky. The best season to visit Beijing is 5th September to 15th November. The temperature is always cool outside allowing you to explore the city’s street, spending your leisure time in the most classy restaurants and cafes, suburban mountain climbing, great wall hiking and enjoying the autumn scenery.It is worth noting that there is the huge temperature difference between in the early hours and afternoon. In the morning wear the warm coat or a jacket, while in the afternoon wear short T-shirts or long-sleeve. The temperature difference it must be taken into consideration. For the purpose of hiking rubber soled,comfortable sports shoes are needed. You also bring sun, sun cream and sunglasses hut in afternoon sometimes sunlight become strong. Beijing Spring […]

What is the weather like in Beijing

Beijing has a continental monsoon and temperate climate, with great variation in temperature between night and day four different seasons.Winter in Beijing is dry and cold while summer is humid and hot. Autumn and spring are cool and short. The annual precipitation is typically heavy in summer between June and August with recurrent showers in both Julyand August. July is the hottest month (26 Degree) while January is the coldest (-4 Degree). There are various festivals throughout the year which provides ideal opportunities for learning customs and local life.Though, the most suitable season for traveling to Beijing in terms of the best season is September to November. Beijing summer Summer lasts 3 months from around 15th May to 15th September; From July to August Beijing is rainy and hot. The plenty annual rain falls during these months. July and August is also the hottest period. In the hottest months of summer, Shorts or light pants and T-shirts are the best options. It is also advisable to bring the umbrella, sun cream, and sunglasses. Beijing autumn Autumn lasts 2 months from around 5th September to 15th November. Autumn climate is cool, with the colorful leaves all over Beijing, comfortable sunshine, and of course a blue sky. The best season to visit Beijing is 5th September to 15th November. The temperature is always cool outside allowing you to explore the city’s street, spending your leisure time in the most classy restaurants and cafes, suburban mountain climbing, great wall hiking and enjoying the autumn scenery.It is worth noting that there is the huge temperature difference between in the early hours and afternoon. In the morning wear the warm coat or a jacket, while in the afternoon wear short T-shirts or long-sleeve. The temperature difference it must be taken into consideration. For the purpose of hiking rubber soled,comfortable sports shoes are needed. You also bring sun, sun cream and sunglasses hut in afternoon sometimes sunlight become strong. Beijing Spring […]