Beijing is not just the capital in the hearts of Chinese people

Everyone should have a Beijing symbol in their mind

When I was a child, I had a wish: to go to Beijing and see Tiananmen

And the appearance and taste of Beijing lingered in my dreams countless times

My Beijing trip wish came true 23 years ago

The distance between dreams and reality is a bit far

In the past 23 years, I have gone and returned countless times

go in a hurry, come back in a hurry

What is Beijing like in my heart?

Majestic city towers, straight Chang'an Street, winding Great Wall

Long queues of traffic, crowds drifting north, suffocating smog, tumbling housing prices

Indistinct, sometimes vague, sometimes clear

In the Chinese New Year of the Year of the Pig, a family of three decided to spend the new year in Beijing to fulfill the wish of the little girl

Encounter the first snow of the New Year in the Forbidden City

It seems to remind me of the appearance of Beijing in my childhood dream

The itinerary schedule is as follows:

There are too many scenic spots in Beijing, and the time is only 5 days. Focus on key points: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Beihai Park, Peking University, Bird's Nest, Beijing Hutong.

Accommodation: For the convenience of moving, one night in Changping Villa, one night in Haidian Apartment, and two nights in Hutong near Guozijian.

Travel: Airplane + bullet train + train + subway

Eat: Beijing dishes mainly: roast duck, hot-boiled mutton, snacks, new Beijing dishes.

Day 1: On the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, take a plane from Chongqing to Shijiazhuang, and then take a green leather train with a T prefix to Beijing.

The accommodation choice is Beijing Qieting Shanshui Hotel, which is located near the Ming Tombs Reservoir. The main purpose is to make the itinerary more compact. The hotel is close to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. Qieting Shanshui Hotel is a resort, surrounded by mountains and beautiful environment. In midsummer, it should be a good place for Beijingers to escape the heat. The hotel is warmly furnished, the rooms are spacious and quiet. The breakfast is rich, far better than the farmhouse. The price/performance ratio is super high, and the standard room only cost 240 yuan.

On the way, I decided to have dinner at a new Beijing dish recommended by a friend—Juqi. Make up your mind: Beijing dialect. Described as being righteous, forthright and generous, and obeying the rules when working with others. This restaurant called Juqi is a chain catering company. Searching online, there are more than ten restaurants in the capital, distributed in various districts. It is said that they are very popular, and there is a queue for meals.

It was almost 8 o'clock when we went, there were not too many people, and the environment was good.

The overall feeling I get from the situation is: first, eating is a kind of culture, and second, shape and color are more important than taste. It is special or must be ordered on every table. Its shape is exactly the same as the honeycomb briquettes at home when I was a child, but it is actually purple rice. There are two kinds of flavors: fruity and salty. When served, the waiter lights the fire face to face, which is very ceremonial.

Eat a small soldier, soft and sweet with jujube fragrance.

The next day: the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, Changling of the Ming Tombs in the morning, and Badaling in the afternoon. In the early morning, leave the hotel after breakfast, and drive along the tortuous Ming Tombs Reservoir Ring Road to Qianling. I wanted to stop by and visit the Ming Tombs Reservoir, which is in its sixtieth year, but it was only after the 2008 Olympic Games that it was completely closed and closed to the public. The Ming Tombs Reservoir was called for by Chairman Mao in 1958. There are five characters "Ming Tombs Reservoir" inscribed by him on the outer slope of the dam.

In the suburbs of Beijing in early spring, it was warm and cold, and there were only sporadic vehicles, passers-by who jogged in the morning and hardworking sanitation workers on the road to the Ming Tombs Reservoir. In the cold wind, I took a few photos before my hands were frozen.

Unfortunately, it is not a book. Some time ago, my children and I made up "What happened in the Ming Dynasty" together, as if it was a strategy for this trip to Beijing. The Ming Tombs are the tombs of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty (except the founding emperor Zhu Yuanzhang). They are backed by Yanshan Mountain. A total of thirteen emperors were buried. The number of queens, princes, and concubines varies, plus one eunuch. Changling is the tomb of Zhu Di. "What happened in the Ming Dynasty" commented that Zhu Di was "not a good man, but a good emperor". He rebelled against his nephew, moved the old man's capital, rebuilt the city of Beijing, and consolidated the Ming regime.

The pillars in the mausoleum are all golden nanmu

The bas-relief patterns carved on the Yulu Stone are very exquisite: below is the surging sea water, the treasure mountain stands tall in the water, and two seahorses jump out of the water to gallop in the waves; There is a majestic and majestic scene.

There is an exhibition of treasures in the Mausoleum Palace, most of which are collections of Ming and Qing Dynasties, and there are also some imitations.

Due to time reasons, I did not go to Zhaoling and Shenlu, but went straight to Badaling Great Wall. Passing through Juyongguan Great Wall, there are many cars and the road is narrow, which is a bit congested. I originally planned to go to the Great Wall at Juyongguan. Firstly, I have never been there, and secondly, it is said that it is more distinctive. But the child is determined to go to the Badaling Great Wall, so her little wish will be fulfilled.

The Great Wall is the symbol of the Chinese nation, the guardian and part of the Chinese civilization. Thinking of the Great Wall immediately came to my mind: a poem

"Looking inside and outside the Great Wall, there is nothing but turbulence; the great river goes up and down, and suddenly loses its torrential flow." A song "The Great Wall will never fall, and the Yellow River is surging for thousands of miles" by Meng Jiangnv.

The Badaling Great Wall is the gateway to guard Juyongguan. Its name comes from: "The road is divided from here, extending in all directions, so it is called Badaling. It is the highest pass mountain." It was built in the Ming Dynasty.

Looking up at the Great Wall at the foot of the mountain, it is a bit steep.

The city wall behind it is 6-9 meters high, the longest stone strip is 3.0 meters, and each brick weighs 30 catties.

Badaling Great Wall Guancheng has East and West gates. The inscription on the east gate is "Juyongwai Town", and the inscription on the west gate is "the key to the north gate". Both doors have my footprints.

The Badaling Great Wall is divided into two lines, the north and the south. Time does not allow the whole family to choose the north line that I used to go. Of course, there are more tourists. The highest point on the northern line is the north eighth floor. At an altitude of 888 meters, it is also the highest enemy building on the Badaling Great Wall, and it is the best place to overlook the Great Wall, also known as the Guanri Terrace.

Before climbing, take a group photo to form a team

Climbing a mountain not only uses the feet, but also the hands.

In the crowd, there are you and me

Pointing to the country, stimulating the text

The lookout tower, the lookout port, and the Great Wall are so majestic, and the mountains and rivers are so beautiful.

Xiongguan Daoman is as real as iron

Winding Great Wall Like a Dragon

If you don’t go to the Great Wall, you are not a hero. There are a lot of people who check in and take pictures. In fact, Chairman Mao’s reminder is on the south slope.

Tips: 1. Try not to eat at the foot of the mountain. It is expensive and unpalatable. 2. Protect your mobile phone. It is the first time in my life that I encountered a freezer that was not a frozen chicken.

After the Great Wall came down, I chose to stay at the Ariva Hairun Hotel in Haidian District. The hotel is located in the prosperous area of ​​Haizhang District, close to the subway entrance, and convenient for self-driving parking. The key is cost-effective, high-standard loft hotel with complete equipment and facilities, sufficient heating, and good bath water temperature. I was really tired, so I ordered a takeaway from the Xinjiang-style bazaar, and settled the dinner. The red willow mutton skewers and the big plate chicken in the small bazaar are not bad.

Little friends who are extremely satisfied with the room and dance with excitement

Day 3: Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace, Peking University. I took a taxi and went straight to the East Gate of the Summer Palace, which is the closest to the hotel, but there is no breakfast near the East Gate, so I can only eat expensive noodles

The Summer Palace has a prominent position in the history of Chinese and foreign garden art, and is a rare masterpiece of garden art in the world. It takes half a day to visit the famous Foxiang Pavilion, Long Corridor, Marble Boat, Suzhou Street, Seventeen-Arch Bridge, Harmony Garden, etc. I am a third traveler.

Entering the Summer Palace from the east gate, there are Renshou Gate and Renshou Hall first, which is the area where Empress Dowager Cixi and Guangxu ruled, and where the reform and reform movement was planned.


The stone from Taihu Lake looks like an old man with white hair and childlike face, so it is called Shouxing Stone.

The most attractive thing in front of Renshou Hall is a bronze-cast auspicious unicorn squatting on the stone Xumi seat.

The most distinctive and longest veranda in the garden, with a total length of 728 meters, has more than 8,000 colored paintings on the beams of the promenade. In 1992, it was recognized as the longest promenade in the world and included in the "Guinness Book of World Records". You can appreciate it slowly when you have time. Every painting has a story.

The Kunming Lake in front of the promenade, the West Causeway of Kunming Lake is modeled on the Su Causeway of the West Lake. Every time I go to the Summer Palace, I always look at the Seventeen-Arch Bridge from a distance. It is a pity that I have never been close to the garden three times, let alone go up.

This time I boarded the Foxiang Pavilion on the hillside of Longevity Mountain. I passed by and missed it the first two times. Personally, I think it's still worth watching. It is a building with eight sides, three floors and four double eaves; the pavilion is 41 meters high, and there are 8 huge iron pear wood Optimus Prime in the pavilion. Qianlong originally planned to build a nine-story pagoda here. When the Foxiang Pavilion was built to the eighth floor, he changed his mind and demolished the eight-story pagoda that had been built, and rebuilt a Bafang Pavilion. .

Looking far away from Longevity Hill, you can see the royal garden nearby, the Kunming Lake in the middle, and the tall buildings standing in the distance. There is a feeling that history and reality are intertwined, just like how I feel about Beijing.

Marble boats in winter are less noisy and more peaceful than in summer.

The garden is really big, and after walking a few places, people are tired and tired. From Ximen, it is very convenient and fast to take the subway to Yuanmingyuan. The Old Summer Palace is a bigger garden than the Summer Palace. Although my legs hurt, I still continue to move forward with the spirit of neither fearing hardship nor hunger.

At the moment when all kinds of antique buildings emerge in endlessly and the economy of the so-called ancient towns is in the ascendant, the existence of the Old Summer Palace has more historical and realistic significance. Personally, I think that the country’s protection of the ruins of the Old Summer Palace is a correct way of dealing with history, and it gives people now and in the future a space and time to think independently.

When faced with the ruins and devastation full of historical precipitation, it is heavy and painful, and every Chinese should be shocked and feel something.

There is an exhibition hall in the park. After watching the movie "Zodiac", I met this bronze head up close (of course it is also an imitation). Of course, I also found the zodiac bronze heads of a family of three.

Come out of Yuanmingyuan, take a taxi back to the hotel, check out and drive. On the way to Peking University, in Zhongguancun during the Spring Festival, I finally found Jiaqingfeng Steamed Buns for lunch, and it was three o'clock in the afternoon. I thought it was just a tired and hungry day, but I didn't know that there would be even bigger regrets in the future.

The next thing to complain about is Peking University, the highest institution in China. Modern Chinese universities should be imported products, learning from the West. I have not traveled extensively overseas, and the only foreign university I have been to is Moscow University. At that time, I didn't go to Moda specifically, but mainly to Sparrow Mountain. Walking on the campus, there is no fence, and there is no security guard to check the passport. Schools are completely integrated with parks, scenic spots and the lives of ordinary people. I don’t know why our universities, middle schools, and primary schools are like this. Peking University even engages in appointments, current restrictions, personnel classification, etc., which makes people suspect that it is not a university but a military institution. Maybe it's because there are so many Chinese people, so many people come to Beijing, so many people come to Peking University, maybe it's because...  We didn't go in for various reasons and wasted half a day. Anyway, we were upset. In my humble opinion, the core reason is that Chinese people lack self-confidence and free spirit, and lack physical and psychological security.

Fortunately, I chose Timewalking Nostalgia Theme Hotel (Beijing Guozijian Branch) to heal my wounds. This is the warmest, most humane, and best-served hotel I have ever stayed in. Hidden in an alley, the road is a bit narrow by car, and there is a parking lot. The decoration focuses on nostalgia, the old-fashioned radio and the white rabbit toffee are the memories of our generation, and the children feel very fresh.

The most touching thing was that I caught a cold when I checked in. The front desk immediately gave me a glass of pear juice, which warmed my stomach and heart. After sleeping, I woke up, unwilling to go out, and there was supper. It is convenient to take buses and subways around. It is a 5-minute walk from scenic spots such as Lama Temple and Guozijian. There is Guijie Street for eating and shopping, and Nanluo Ancient Alley is not far away. Stayed for two nights and look forward to going again next time.

The delicious dog went to Nanluo Ancient Alley at night, and had a snack addiction.

Day 4: Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Yandai Xiejie, Bird's Nest. The first stop is the Temple of Heaven. It’s best to ask for an explanation when visiting the Temple of Heaven, otherwise it’s just a quick tour. Fortunately, we and the Northeast family jointly funded and invited a senior tour guide, who spoke in simple terms, vivid and interesting, and Brother Bin, who likes history and culture, also conducted "academic" exchanges with her.

The Temple of Heaven was first built in the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty. It is the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped the heavens and prayed for a good harvest every year. It is also the largest complex of heaven-worshiping buildings in the world. In fact, the planning, design, site selection, and construction of the old Beijing city are inseparable from one person: Liu Bowen, who is deified among the people as a fairy who calls wind and rain.

The Temple of Heaven is divided into two parts, the inner altar and the outer altar. The main buildings in the altar include the Hall of Prayer for Harvests, the Hall of Emperor Qian, the Circular Mound, and the Echo Wall. The four "Dragon Well 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, named 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 pillars on the Chinese and foreign floors, symbolizing the 24 solar terms.

Huangqiongyu, counting from the north along the road in front of the Huangqiongyu Palace, the first three stone slabs are "three-tone stones". When you stand on the first stone slab and clap your hands, you can only hear one echo; when you stand on the second stone slab and clap your hands, you can hear two echoes; Three consecutive echoes. Tried it, it seems that the third old board has an echo.

The second stop: Beihai Park, a park that we know about from a classic song that has been handed down to this day.

Let's paddle together,

The boat pushes the waves,

The sea reflects the beautiful white tower,

Surrounded by green trees and red walls.

The park is huge, the fees are cheap, and we only walked a corner of it.

The Beihai Nine-Dragon Wall, the Nine-Dragon Wall of the Forbidden City, and the Nine-Dragon Wall of Datong are also known as China's "Three Great Nine-Dragon Walls".

Walking to Yandai Xiejie, we came across Guo Moruo's Former Residence and Prince Gong's Mansion. The former residence is closed on Mondays, and Prince Gong's Mansion is closed.

Houhai is an integral part of Shichahai, and it was one of the basic items in the planning and design of Yuan Dadu in the 13th century, and it has been 700 years.

The surrounding area has been the bustling business district of the metropolis since the Yuan Dynasty. It was the end of the water transport at that time, and it was called "Beijing Ancient Seaport". After understanding this period of history, I can understand why there are still many bars here, and at night, there are feasting, singing and dancing.

Passing through the Yinding Bridge, you will get rich.

Yandai Xiejie is less than 300 meters long, and the long and thin street looks like a cigarette bag. In addition, there were many cigarette bag shops here in the Qing Dynasty, hence the name. here now
There are many shops, rich cultural atmosphere, and many tourists.

In the year of the pig, blow a piggy candy man to celebrate the New Year and enjoy the blessing of "pig"

Out of the street is the famous Drum Tower

Tired of shopping, I want to find a place to rest and have dinner by the way. I accidentally found De Liuguang on the opposite side of the street. I checked the old Beijing cuisine on the Internet, and it was very popular.

After entering the door, I feel that the store is simple and elegant, full of Beijing flavor.

I ordered Peking duck, the taste is as authentic as Quanjude.

The roast duck is roasted and cut right away, and the children take a photo with the duck before and after roasting.

After dinner, it was getting dark, and I happened to take the subway to watch the night view of the Olympic Park.

Here I come to the Bird's Nest, here I come to the Water Cube, the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube under the cover of the seven-color changing lights make people dreamlike and mesmerized. Hum the last song at this time: ONE NIGHT IN BEIJIN How much music is left behind!

Hug with a favorite Fuwa.

Snow Falling Jiugongchun

king invisible

Six hundred years of fate

Return the dream today

The Forbidden City is here

so majestic, so majestic
Witness the changes of six hundred years

change of dynasty

Turn of rights

How many emperors and generals

Harem concubine

life and death

February 12, 2019, the eighth day of the Lunar New Year, my birthday,

I met the first snow of the New Year in the Forbidden City

how lucky

Collision of white and red

crystal snowflakes

Sprinkled softly on the thick palace wall

let the ancient palace

With a touch of agility

How much warmth

It is recommended to do a good strategy when visiting the Forbidden City. Of course, it is not enough to do a good strategy, and you have to go N times to understand. This royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties is located in the center of Beijing's central axis. It is one of the largest and best-preserved wooden structure ancient buildings in the world. Together with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom, the White House in the United States, and the Kremlin in Russia, it is also known as the five largest palaces in the world.

The construction of the Forbidden City started in the fourth year of Yongle, Emperor Chengzu of Ming Dynasty, and was completed in the eighteenth year of Yongle (1420). It is a rectangular city, 961 meters long from north to south, 753 meters wide from east to west, surrounded by walls 10 meters high, and a moat 52 meters wide outside the city. The buildings in the Forbidden City are divided into two parts: the outer court and the inner court. The center of the Outer Dynasty is the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony, and the Hall of Preserving Harmony, collectively referred to as the Three Great Halls, where the state holds grand ceremonies. The center of the inner court is Qianqing Palace, Jiaotai Palace, and Kunning Palace, collectively referred to as the Housan Palace.

The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the tallest building among the existing ancient Chinese buildings, and it is a symbol of feudal imperial power. This is the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties held grand ceremonies. The emperor's ascension to the throne, wedding, canonization of the queen, annual Spring Festival, Winter Solstice Festival, emperor's birthday, announcement of Jinshi yellow list, sending generals to expedition, banquets and other major celebrations are held here. .

According to statistics, the Forbidden City has a total of 1,052,653 pieces, accounting for one-sixth of the total number of cultural relics in China. It is the museum with the richest collection of cultural relics in China. Sorry, I only visited a corner of the Treasure Hall due to time constraints.

In front of the three-story stage, there is only a little red.

snow-covered moat

It is always sad to leave. Next year will be the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City. I hope to have the opportunity to meet again.

Freezing Northern Best Companion Shabu Shabu and Lamb

A full range of pastries

Finally, I put two night scenes of Tiananmen Square. The family celebrates the New Year in Beijing and enjoys the snow in the Forbidden City. They feel extraordinarily happy and happy. On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the motherland, the Chinese sons and daughters are extremely proud and proud, wishing the motherland prosperity and prosperity, and the people living and working in peace and contentment.