It has been almost a month since I came back from Beijing, but it is still difficult to describe Beijing. What I saw and heard in Beijing was both profound and vague. The four major ancient cities have all been visited. From the amazingness of Xi'an at the beginning, to the calmness of Nanjing and Luoyang, when we came to Beijing, we were already two people who had walked millions of steps. If you have been looking at strange scenery all the time, then no matter how unfamiliar the scenery is, it is also a familiar feeling. For Beijing, it is unfamiliar, but also familiar.

  We are all deeply impressed by Beijing, such as the capital of China, the political and economic center, the legend of the Forbidden City, the Chaoyang masses, the song of the five rings... etc. But when it comes to understanding Beijing, we actually read it from textbooks. This time, I saw a different Beijing from the book.

  History is solidified in the building, and Beijing remains in our memory.

  On the streets of the imperial capital, a girl passed by on a bicycle. I wonder what Beijing looks like in her eyes?

  No matter how beautiful a garden is, it needs to be appreciated by those who understand it.

  When the lights come on, I’m floating in Beijing with you.

  Food recommendation

  The most characteristic delicacies in Beijing are hot-boiled lamb and roast duck.

  There are many snacks, but they are not necessarily suitable for the taste of the public:

  Such as soybean juice, coke ring, fried liver, fried belly, moiwowo, donkey rolling, sugar fire, pea yellow, stewed, fried enema...

  In addition to roast duck, you must try the old Beijing copper pot shabu-shabu. Don’t ask why, because you can’t eat it except in Beijing. For old Beijing shabu-shabu, I recommend Xiyuanju in Qianmen. It is said to be a very authentic old shop.

  Yao Ji Fried Liver, this one is not bad, but a bit greasy. Stewed and fried liver are representative of old Beijing market delicacies.

  day1|Longevity Mountain View View, Kunming is busy with boating on the lake

  Lama Temple

  No matter where the temple is, there are bustling crowds, rising incense, and golden Buddha statues, and Lama Temple is no exception. However, the scenic spots in the imperial capital are a bit different. For example, they are very large. The road from the scenic spot to the temple is actually wider than the driveway outside.

  Lama Temple tickets: 25 (student tickets: 12)

Confucian Temple and Imperial College

  From Lama Temple, we went straight to Confucius Temple and Guozijian. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty proposed to "abolish all schools of thought and respect Confucianism alone". Most Chinese people know Confucius and are familiar with "Confucius sayings", but there are few people in the Confucian temple. After a brief introduction, they swarmed away. However, there are also some old people who observe carefully in front of the ancient chimes of Dacheng Hall and read carefully in front of the stele of the Thirteen Classics. When I see these old people, I always think of that sentence: "May you go out of half your life and return as a teenager."

  Confucian Temple and Guozijian Tickets: 30 (half price for students)

  The most unmissable place in the Confucian Temple and Guozijian: the Thirteen Classics Stele.

summer palace

  The Summer Palace is the last royal garden. It is said that the Summer Palace was built by Qianlong in imitation of the beauty of the West Lake in the south of the Yangtze River. Before Qianlong built the Qingyi Garden (the predecessor of the Summer Palace), he said in the "Postscript of the Old Summer Palace" that the Old Summer Palace was the ultimate garden, and declared that no garden would be built from then on, but after seeing the drawing of the scenery in the south of the Yangtze River, he violated The original oath, after the construction of the water conservancy project (Kunming Lake), ordered the construction of pavilions and pavilions on Longevity Hill. It took 15 years to complete the construction of Qingyi Garden. However, Qianlong made a rule for his broken promise, that is, every time he came to Qingyi Garden, he could only go there in the morning and return at noon, and he could not stay overnight, so as to show that he would not delay state affairs because of the beautiful scenery. However, in the eyes of Qianlong, the scenery that would mislead the country is not very different from a large park in the eyes of two people who do not understand gardens.

  Tickets for the Summer Palace: 30 (half price for students)

Wangfujing Pedestrian Street

  I saw a church on Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and took the most satisfying photo of the day.

  Qianmen Street

  I think every city in China has such a commercial street with time-honored brands and traditional specialty stores. The construction of the whole street is quite antique, but it is actually just a gathering place for tourists. Qianmen Street should be in line with this positioning in Beijing.

  As an important part of the central axis of the imperial city; Zhengyangmen is recorded as the starting point of China's highway mileage, and the Qianmen and Qianmen Street in front have regained their former glory after restoration and reconstruction, and merchants gathered here.

  The extended alleys of Qianmen Street are also unique, filled with the living conditions of the old Beijing ordinary people.

Xiyuanju Old Beijing Hot Pot (Qianmen)

  Xiyuanju Shabu-shabu is a popular meat-shabu restaurant in Beijing. Locals in Beijing always think of this signboard when they mention mutton-shabu. We chose this restaurant because we asked the owner of the youth hostel. Today we came here and asked him to recommend a fun and delicious place. He said that if we want to boil lamb, we should come to Xiyuanju near the front door. The owner is an authentic old Beijing. He said that their mutton is very finely selected and processed, and the mutton is all mutton raised in their own pastures. The fresh mutton is cooked after a few rolls in the hot soup, dipped in special dipping sauce, it is very tender. For foodies, the four seasons are tonic seasons, and a warm mutton meal is not to mention how comfortable it is. Or BTV's list of brands

  I had been shopping for a long time, and it was only six o'clock when I arrived at the store, and it was already full. If you come later, you may have to wait in line

  In addition, the names of each box in their house are also very special. Chuxiu Palace and Jingyang Palace are named after the palaces in the Forbidden City.

My own hundred days sheep

  Each table is served with an exquisite copper tray. The hot pot is made like a handicraft, which is pleasing to the eye.

  You must not miss the hand-cut mutton at Zhibao of Xiyuanju Old Beijing Shabu Town. All the evaluation sites are delicious, delicious, and delicious. The hand-cut fresh mutton is thicker than ordinary frozen mutton, and the taste is very tender, authentic and full of meat flavor.

  The meat of Xiyuanju Old Beijing Shabu Meat's own Baitian sheep is the most tender, and the brain of the sheep has the most fat, but the taste cannot be expressed in words.

  And this old Beijing waiter told us that mutton mutton is very different from hot pot. Lamb mutton tastes more special than hot pot. The sauce alone is very particular. The secret sesame sauce is made from 31 kinds of seasonings.

  Xiyuanju old Beijing boiled meat is also very particular about the way of eating after the dipping ingredients are ready. Not only is there a precise time limit when boiling the meat, but also the dipping ingredients are also particular. After the fresh mutton is cooked, it Dip some sesame sauce with the temperature. Every bite is satisfying~

Xiyuanju Old Beijing Instant Pot

  Xiyuanju old Beijing shabu-shabu, after simmering the meat, the soup base becomes more flavorful. Can't wait to slide a whole plate of shrimp into the pot~ This shrimp slip is made of real ingredients, you can eat fresh shrimp, and the taste is springy

  Deliciousness is often known only after trying it. The ingredients of Xiyuanju are very fresh, especially the meat. I recommend all kinds of fresh lamb in their store. It tastes very good with the sesame sauce in the store.

  After dinner, stroll around Dashilan in the evening to digest food haha

  Erguotou advertises, what Erguotou does is culture and history; it is different from our Yanghe blue classic series positioning, support Yanghe Group, hometown brand

day2|A mansion of Prince Gong, half of the history of the Qing Dynasty

  Prince Kung's Mansion is one of the attractions I am most looking forward to in the whole journey. I heard that it is comparable to the Forbidden City. In order to better experience the history of the Qing Dynasty, we have been brazenly rubbing against the tour guide throughout the whole process. Finally, I have read the three must-sees of Prince Kung’s Mansion: Zoubao Pavilion (the window is a password, and the shape represents the collection in the room), Western Gate (there are only two in the whole Beijing, and the second one is in Yuanmingyuan), and the "Fu" in the rockery. "Word (the 10,000th blessing in Prince Kung's Mansion). The most special thing about Prince Kung's Mansion is not the story, but the architecture. The history is solidified in the building, so there is a saying that "a Prince Gong's Mansion is half of the history of the Qing Dynasty".

  Prince Gong's Mansion (Heshen's Mansion) Tickets: 40 (half price for students)


  After leaving Prince Kung’s Mansion, we followed the navigation in the alleys for more than half an hour, and finally found Nanluoguxiang. In my eyes, there is not much difference between Nanluoguxiang and ordinary commercial ancient streets. There are Yiwu small commodities, special snacks, and art shops... I also tried the very famous Wenyu cheese, which tastes good. , but also nothing special.

Yaoji Fried Liver Restaurant (Drum Tower)

  Yaoji Fried Liver Restaurant

  I tried a lot of special snacks in Beijing at Yaoji Fried Liver. After a while, my favorite is stewed, but I don’t like fire. The soy sauce has a sour taste. Don’t dare to try again; the burnt rings are crunchy, and it’s good to eat with pickles; the fried liver is very thick, with a strong garlic flavor, and the liver is quite tender; donkey rolling is an ordinary dessert, not very sweet, it’s worth a try; The fried enema was a bit hard, and I didn't know what I was biting after eating for a long time. This meal is still worth the money, but Beijingers have a really strong taste, and the garlic taste in my mouth can't go away after eating.


the bird's nest

  There was an episode before coming to the Olympic Games. The junior one who was traveling with me asked me: "Shall we go to the Beijing Gymnasium?" I nodded. Then we came to the Beijing Workers' Stadium...

  It's really hard to tell the difference between Gongti and Olympic Sports.

the bird's nest

Bird's Nest Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)

day3|Standing on the round hills to sacrifice to Haotian, burning incense and praying for a good harvest

  Ming Tombs

  Ming Tombs We only visited Ming Ding Tomb, which is the joint burial mausoleum of Wanli Emperor Zhu Yijun and his two empresses. When I was watching "Those Things in the Ming Dynasty", I found that many emperors of the Ming Dynasty had their own characteristics, and they often did things according to their own temperament. Among them, Zhu Yijun was one. There are many controversies about Emperor Wanli. Some people say that he has not been in court for 40 years, and he is fatuous.

  Another special feature of Ming Ding Mausoleum is that during its period, the coffins of Emperor Wanli and Empress were burned by Red Guards, and rescue excavation was carried out later. The reason why I chose to visit Dingling is also to see the magnificent emperor's tomb in the novel of tomb robbers.

  Ming Tombs

  No matter where it is, there are many people who like to throw money into the attractions. Throwing money in the pool is justifiable, but throwing money in the mausoleum, what is the reason?

  temple of heaven

  The Temple of Heaven is the place where the ancient emperors sacrificed. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests can be said to be the most distinctive one among the ancient buildings in Beijing, with a magnificent atmosphere. The eaves of the hall are dark blue and are paved with blue glazed tiles to symbolize the blue sky. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is made of 28 nanmu pillars and 36 interlocking billboards and jue, supporting the three-story conjoined eaves. These large pillars have different symbolic meanings: the four central pillars are called Tongtian pillars, which represent the four seasons; the twelve golden pillars in the middle layer represent twelve months; the twelve eaves pillars in the outer layer represent the twelve hours; The four poles represent the twenty-four solar terms; the three layers add up to twenty-eight poles, representing the twenty-eight constellations; the eight child pillars on the top of the pillars represent the thirty-six heavenly gangs; The emperor will worship the heavens here, praying for the prosperity of the country and the people, and good weather in the coming year.

Tiantan Park

Tiantan Park

  The Temple of Heaven Park heard a tour guide say that the wall of the Echo Wall was damaged by too many people scribbling and scribbling, so now there is no echo, and I don’t know if it’s true or not. But in Beijing, many tourists really like to engrave characters in scenic spots.

Tiantan Park Barbecue Liu

  Its meat is not grilled in slices, but on a whole plate. It is fresh and delicious. After eating two plates of meat, I almost burst my stomach. The stinky tofu coated with fried steamed buns is really stinky but delicious very unique. Hawthorn Sydney is very appetizing

China Central Radio and Television Tower

day4|The carved railings and jade masonry should still be there, but the red face has changed

  Tiananmen Gate Tower

  I always feel that the Forbidden City is suitable for me to walk around alone, stop and observe for a while when I encounter the scenery and stories I like, and imagine the scene of the year. As soon as you enter the palace gate, it's as deep as the sea. I don't know what it's like for the concubines to stay alone in their own palace and wait for the emperor's favor. Today, the Forbidden City, where people come and go, is no longer as quiet as it used to be.

  Forbidden City ticket: 60 (student ticket: 30) Scenic spot guide: 20 (difficult to use, it is recommended to use Baidu map to have a free guide)

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Jingshan Park

  In Jingshan Park, you can overlook the entire Forbidden City. The surrounding area of ​​the Forbidden City is actually because the country deliberately does not allow the construction of taller buildings. So there is no occlusion.

Tiananmen Square

  When we went to Tiananmen Square, there happened to be a meeting in the Great Hall of the People, so the security check to enter the square was very strict. An old man was stopped outside the square with liquor bottled in mineral water. He heard the security inspector patiently explain: "Alcohol is flammable, so you can't bring it in. If you still use this kind of bottle, you can't bring it in." You can’t even bring it in.” After hearing this, the old man said, “It can’t be confiscated, I need to find a place to hide my wine.”

  You see, people who like to travel are always more interesting.

day5|If you don't reach the Great Wall, you are not a hero

  Badaling Great Wall

  A man is not a hero if he does not reach the Great Wall, but the stele of a hero was demolished. On the Great Wall, what surprised us the most was not the wisdom of ancient craftsmen, but the traces left by modern people. Basically, "XXX came here for a visit" all the way, all over the entire city wall. While marveling at the steep slope and winding length of the Great Wall, we were speechless at the people who wrote on the wall. As one tour guide said: "No matter how deep the inscriptions you leave on the city walls, they will fade with time. Take away your memory of the Great Wall, and don't leave your traces on the Great Wall."

  Badaling Great Wall ticket: 40 (half price for students)

  Transportation: Take bus 877, start at Deshengmen Station, end at Badaling Great Wall Station, about 3.5 hours

  Note: No. 877 stops at the bus station opposite No. 919. The regular bus is 12 yuan, and the bus card is half price;

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Old Summer Palace

  Before I came to Yuanmingyuan, I didn't know that the dilapidated Dashuifa turned out to be a fountain landscape. In addition to the Dashui method, the Yuanmingyuan actually has a lot of garden art and pavilions, but there is only a foundation left. Only when you really see the ruins of the Old Summer Palace, you will feel sorry for the disappearance of such a royal garden. A garden that took a century to build was wiped out in a few wars, and future generations have no chance to see it again. It's true.


  Both fried noodles and sesame noodles are delicious, slim and chewy, and the sauce is very fragrant, but it is difficult to mix well. The shredded pork with Beijing sauce is very to my taste, and the toon scrambled eggs are basically eggs. The portion of the dishes is very large, it is really a "sea bowl". A store with high cost performance, you don't need to go there specially, but when you don't know what to eat, it's always right to eat it.

day6|Return trip

  Nanyuan Airport, the five-day itinerary is really short for such a big imperial city. Apart from the dazzling royal gardens, the impression left on me by the imperial capital is more about the collection of all kinds of delicious food. Beijing cuisine. The city of Beijing is rich in color and delicious food. I have experienced the copper pot shabu-shabu in Xiyuanju, and I can better understand the old Beijingers' exquisite delicacy. Compared with the high-rise commercial city, the delicacy may be easier to remember. .