The imperial capital Beijing has always been a place that most Chinese people want to go to. I am no exception, and my father-in-law is no exception. This time, I just have time to accompany the old man to realize the dream of traveling in the imperial capital. I chose this time to avoid May Day. During the peak period, climate issues were also considered, but the result was that the weather in Beijing in May was hotter than that in the south, and the itinerary for a few days was basically spent at an average temperature of around 35 degrees.

  Overall, there are good and bad things about this trip. On the one hand, it just happened to catch up with the “Belt and Road” event, so Beijing’s air quality index is better than usual, but it is still worse than other cities in the south. On the one hand, due to major events, many scenic spots are very beautifully decorated, which can be regarded as an extra gain of travel. On the other hand, it is also because of the "Belt and Road Initiative", sometimes it is impossible to visit scenic spots due to martial law, such as Tiananmen Square. It took a few times to get in.

  However, the overall evaluation, travel in Beijing is quite good, with a very strong cultural atmosphere, and the original customs and customs cannot be imitated by other places.

  Here are some pictures of the main attractions:

  temple of heaven


Forbidden City


Day1: Beijing Capital Airport T1 Terminal > Wangfujing Commercial Street

  Day2: Temple of Heaven Park > Qianmen Street > Dashilan > Prince Gong’s Mansion >> Olympic Park

  Day3: Forbidden City > Jingshan Park > Tiananmen Square >

  Day4: Snacks at Huguo Temple > Summer Palace

  Day5: National Museum of China > Madame Tussauds

  Day6: Beijing West Railway Station

  Day 1

  Today, because the main time is on the road, there are no scenic spots arranged to visit. After arriving in Beijing, I just casually look around the hotel annex where I stayed, and stroll around the famous Wangfujing Commercial Street

scenery in flight

scenery in flight

  Capital International Airport

  The Beijing airport is really big, but the capital is different. The first thing I feel when I come to Beijing is the sky, which is foggy and not transparent. I heard that it is because of the "Belt and Road" that many factories have been closed. Made the weather a lot better, what would it be like on a bad day I guess?

Wangfujing Pedestrian Street

  Wangfujing is often heard in TV dramas. This time I came to Beijing and I couldn’t wait to visit here. There are many time-honored brand stores opening branches here, such as: Goubuli, Quanjude, Donglaishun, Daoxiangcun and so on.

  There is a snack street inside. There are many local snacks in it. If you have the opportunity, you can come here to experience it. After all, tourism does not necessarily have to be a variety of scenic spots to be considered a tourist. Feel the local customs and eat local delicacies; watch the local food The beautiful scenery; the characteristics of living in the local area are all part of tourism, aren't they?

Beijing Quanjude (Wangfujing store)

  People who have never been to Beijing should have heard of Peking duck. When it comes to Beijing roast duck, Quanjude should be the representative, but compared to old Beijingers, they may not come to Quanjude to eat. In fact, there are many other small shops in the local area. It is very authentic, but outsiders generally come here just for the name.

  The chef first took out a part of the roast duck skin, saying that this part is the best part, it melts in the mouth, but it is a bit greasy

  Assemble the duck meat into the shape of a peony

day 2

  The Temple of Heaven is located in the south of Beijing, on the east side of Yongdingmennei Street in Dongcheng District. Covering an area of ​​about 2.73 million square meters. The Temple of Heaven was first built in the eighteenth year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty (1420), and was rebuilt during the Qianlong and Guangxu periods of the Qing Dynasty. It was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped the heaven and prayed for a good harvest. The Temple of Heaven is the general name of the two altars, the Circular Mound and the Valley of Prayer. There are two layers of altar walls, forming an inner and outer altar. The main building is the inner altar, the Circular Mound Altar is in the south, and the Prayer Valley Altar is in the north. The two altars are on the same north-south axis, separated by a wall in the middle. The main buildings in the Circular Mound Altar include the Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, etc. The main buildings in the Prayer Valley Altar include the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Hall of Emperor Qian, and the Gate of Prayer for Good Harvests, etc.

  The Temple of Heaven Park is supported by 28 golden nanmu pillars arranged in a circle. The middle four "Longjing pillars" are 19.2 meters high and 1.2 meters in diameter, supporting the upper eaves; the middle 12 gold pillars support the second floor eaves. The red base paint is painted with delicate patterns in the method of leaching powder and gold; 12 eaves columns on the outside support the eaves of the third floor; correspondingly, there are three floors of ceilings, and a dragon and phoenix caisson in the middle; The four "Longjing pillars" in the middle of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests symbolize the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter; the twelve large pillars in the middle layer are slightly thinner than the Longjing pillars, called golden pillars, which symbolize the 12 months of the year; It is called the eaves column, which symbolizes the 12 hours of the day. There are a total of 24 Chinese and foreign pillars, symbolizing the 24 solar terms

Tiantan Park

Tiantan Park

Tiantan Park

Zhengyang Gate

  Zhengyangmen, commonly known as Qianmen, Qianmenlouzi, Daqianmen, formerly known as Lizhengmen, was the south gate of the inner city of Beijing during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is located at the southernmost end of Tiananmen Square on the north-south central axis of Beijing, south of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. It was built in the 17th year of Yongle (1419), Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the "nine gates of the capital" in old Beijing. It integrates Zhengyangmen tower, archery tower and urn city into one, and is a complete ancient defensive building system. According to local chronicles, the city towers and archery towers at that time were magnificent in scale and tall in shape; the Wengcheng was majestic and majestic, and it was a representative work of the old Beijing city wall architecture. Now only the city towers and archery towers remain, and they are the only relatively complete city gates in Beijing. There is a Beijing Folklore Exhibition Hall on the tower.

  During the Ming and Qing dynasties, we often hear the post of "Nine Gates Admiral", among which Zhengyang Gate is one of the nine gates, which is an important city gate for the defense of the capital.

Xiyuanju Old Beijing Hot Pork (Qianmen)

  Beijing's traditional hot pot, the soup base is just boiling water, add some scallions, ginger slices and goji berries. Compared with the colorful soup base we usually eat, it is really a clear stream. It seems that the soup base has no effect on the shabu-shabu, but it can taste the most original taste of mutton

  This is a very popular instant-boiled mutton shop, and it is considered a very authentic old shop. Looking at the menu, wow, Beijingers have so many ways to eat beef and mutton. The meat is divided into many varieties, called different names, and I can’t figure out the difference. Melon sticks and some vegetables,

  Tips: You can save a lot of time by queuing up on your mobile phone in advance!

  This shop is located on Qianmen Street, and their hot pot is said to be very famous in the local area.

  There are still quite a few people queuing up at Xiyuanju Old Beijing Shabu Meat.

  The steaming hot copper pot of Xiyuanju Old Beijing’s shabu-shabu is steaming. Where is the meat, put it in the pot!

Xiyuanju Old Beijing Instant Pot

  The mutton and beef at Xiyuanju Old Beijing Shabu Meat shop are freshly cut, and the taste is richer. I like it very much!

  Xiyuanju Old Beijing Instant Pot Lamb is divided into fresh-cut meat and machine-cut frozen meat rolls. We didn’t order frozen meat rolls because their family has their own ranch in the northern grasslands, and all the fresh lamb comes from there. The meat is delicate, with a little oil but not greasy. Sheep melon strips should be one of the specialties of the store, and it is said that it is a must-order dish for Beijing-style shabu-shabu

  Xiyuanju Old Beijing Shabu Meat is the goat melon strips. We wanted to order more frozen meat rolls. It is said that they are also good. The frozen meat rolls are machine-cut. It is thinner and more tender in taste, but I really can't eat it.

  Xiyuanju Old Beijing Hot Pork. I like the sesame sauce in the store the most. It is said that it is the secret recipe passed down by the boss! It is made by adding 29 kinds of secret seasonings such as fermented bean curd, leek flower, and braised shrimp oil, as well as coriander (you can choose whether to add it according to your personal preference). It is both fresh and salty, and the taste is thick and satisfying!

  Dashilan Commercial Street

  The itinerary in Beijing is coming to an end. Before the return trip, I decided to use half a day to buy some Beijing specialties to take back. After shopping in Dashilan for a long time, I decided to buy some roast duck and Daoxiangcun snacks that can represent Beijing’s characteristics. But I asked in Quanjude and found out With the current temperature above 35 degrees in Beijing, the roast duck is really not suitable for preservation. In the end, I only bought some dim sum from Daoxiang Village as a special product for the return trip.

Prince Gong's Mansion

  Prince Gong's Mansion is a national key cultural relics protection unit and the largest royal mansion in the Qing Dynasty. It used to be the residence of Heshen and Yonglin successively. In 1851, Prince Kung Yixin became the owner of the house, hence the name of Prince Kung’s Mansion. Prince Gong’s Mansion has gone through the historical process of the Qing Dynasty from its heyday to its decline, carrying extremely rich historical and cultural information, so there is a saying that “one Prince Gong’s Mansion, half of the history of the Qing Dynasty”.

  Prince Gong's Mansion consists of two parts, the mansion and the garden. The mansion is not only spacious, but also the building is of the highest standard. The obvious signs are the facade and the number of houses. The Prince's Mansion has five gates, seven main halls, five back halls, seven back bedrooms, and side halls on the left and right. There can never be more than these figures for a princely residence below the princely rank. The form of the house and the color of the roof tiles cannot be exceeded. There are three courtyards in the middle, east, and west roads of Prince Gong's Mansion, and the last two courtyards of each road are the main areas that people want to visit.

Olympic Forest Park

  Originally, our itinerary was to see scenic spots during the day, rest or visit nearby commercial streets at night, but we read news on the Internet that the night view of the Olympic Park was very good because of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the weather happened to be relatively hot, so we Putting the attractions here at night, the overall feeling is still good, the park has a large area and the scenery is also very beautiful

  The famous Bird's Nest, the main venue of the 2008 Olympic Games, is also the main location of the opening ceremony. It was jointly designed and completed by China and Switzerland, with a total cost of 3.5 billion RMB

This is very sci-fi

3rd day

  Forbidden City

  I estimate that 99% of people will come here when they come to Beijing. After all, this is where the palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties are located. Because of this, there are so many people here. It is recommended to book tickets online, and you need to book tickets one day in advance. , The Forbidden City does not provide online ticket booking business on the same day, and the maximum number of people admitted per day is 80,000.

  Under normal circumstances, it is recommended to see Tiananmen Square first, and then come to the Forbidden City, because behind the Tiananmen Gate is the Duanmen Gate, and behind the Duanmen Gate is the entrance of the Forbidden City: "Meridian Gate" (the one that the emperor often said in TV dramas to launch the Meridian Gate beheading).

  In the main architectural descriptions of the Forbidden City, I have recorded them by taking pictures with a camera. The description method in this article is the pictures first and then the descriptions, so the pictures will not be introduced too much.

Forbidden City The entrance to the Forbidden City: "Meridian Gate"

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Jingshan Park

  Regarding the description of Jingshan Park, you can read the description on Baidu. There are three reasons why we choose this place:

  1. This is at the exit of the Forbidden City, convenient

  2. You can see the panorama of the entire Forbidden City from Jingshan Park

  3. I heard that Emperor Chongzhen of the Ming Dynasty was hanged on the crooked neck tree on Jingshan Mountain. I wanted to see this famous tree (but I couldn’t find it)

  The exit of the Forbidden City, across the road is the entrance of Jingshan Park, and the panoramic view of the entire Forbidden City can be seen from the Wanchun Pavilion on the top

The White Pagoda in Beihai Park, but unfortunately the weather is bad and the visibility is too poor

Tiananmen Square

  Tiananmen Square: This place has made us run many times without going in. Today we can finally go in and have a look. Because of the issue of the Belt and Road Initiative, it was martial law a few days ago. We have come several times but failed to visit. Today I finally got my wish.

  Why are you so persistent? Because I have learned since elementary school, "Beijing, Tiananmen, the five-star red flag, I love Beijing Tiananmen, the sun rises on Tiananmen...", you don't want to come to Beijing?

  The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall has not been opened for several times this time, and it is a pity that I did not see the remains of the great man.

The symbol of China, the five-star red flag

Tiananmen Gate Tower

Behind the Tiananmen Gate Tower is the Duanmen Gate. After passing through the Duanmen Gate, you will arrive at the entrance of the Forbidden City, the Meridian Gate.

Upstairs of Tiananmen Gate

Upstairs of Tiananmen Gate

  Standing on the Tiananmen Gate and looking at Tiananmen Square, imagining the scene of the National Day military parade in my mind, I suddenly felt like a great man

On the right of Tiananmen Gate Tower is the Great Hall of the People

summer palace

  Let me first talk about my personal evaluation of this place: it is a very good place, a place that cannot be missed when traveling to Beijing.

  The Summer Palace, the imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty in China, formerly known as Qingyi Garden, is located in the western suburbs of Beijing, 15 kilometers away from the urban area, covering an area of ​​about 290 hectares, adjacent to the Old Summer Palace. It is a large-scale landscape garden built on the basis of Kunming Lake and Wanshou Mountain, modeled on Hangzhou West Lake, and drawing on the design techniques of Jiangnan gardens. It is also the most complete preserved royal palace and royal garden, known as the "Royal Garden Museum". , is also a national key tourist attraction.

  The area here is equivalent to the size of 4 Forbidden City. If you want to have fun, it may take a day

day 5

  National Museum of China

  If you want to learn about the human history, customs, etc. of a place, then going to the museum is the best place.

  The National Museum introduces a lot of things about Chinese history and culture. If you want to really understand it here, you may not be able to finish it after spending many days. I suggest that if you have enough time, you can stay here a little longer and learn about us. The human history of this country.

day 6

  Beijing West Railway Station

  The 6-day itinerary in Beijing is finally over. For me, this is a very satisfying trip. Although I don’t like the weather in Beijing very much, other aspects are still very good.