Places to Visit in Beijing

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

While you must have showed your kids the majestic Forbidden City and the Great Bell Temple, you should not forget the fact that kids expect some fun and frolic during their travel time and for them, merely visiting places of historical importance or architectural marvel, may not make much sense. Unless they are exhausted because of playing, running and doing something that relates to their age, they may feel, as you can imagine, all lost and may complain that Mom, something is missing! You must show them the architectural beauties but don't let them feel bored by not taking them to some places where kids can be themselves.

Toy Shopping
Go for a Toy Shopping Bonanza
Chinese markets are known for variety of toys and that too, at affordable prices. Enter with your kids in famous toy markets in Beijing and you will find it difficult to leave it without buying anything. Stuffed pandas, helicopters, dolls and any other toy, you always wanted to gift to your kids, these toy super markets will surely be an answer to your kids dream world.

Marine World
Explore the Phenomenal Marine World
Imagine watching killer sharks, sea lions and dolphins all through the windows in the walls of an aquarium. It would indeed be mesmerizing to experience marine life so closely. Hailed to be the largest inland aquarium in the world, the Beijing Aquarium in Haidian District, houses nearly 1,000 species of freshwater fish and marine animals. It is located inside the Beijing Zoo.

the Greatest Wall in the World
Sweat Out on the Greatest Wall in the World
One of the best Beijing attractions for kids is to explore the Great Wall of China. The most enjoyable section for children would be the Mutianyu section. It is the best preserved part of this magnificent wall and is opened to visitors. It consists of 22 watch towers in which you can go and watch the magnificent China and forest and woodland surrounding the Great wall. Your teenager kids will love some adventurous stuff on the Great Wall of China, like hiking or the cable car ride. You shouldn't miss the experience of sleeping on the Great Wall because accommodation is provided in the watch towers.

Olympic stadium of Beijing
Watch the Bird's Nest More Closely
Your Kids will find it amazing to watch the Bird's Nest, the iconic Olympic stadium of Beijing, from close quarters. The recent Olympic hosted by China has proved to the world the Chinese economic power. Visiting the historical stadium will be a great experience of learning for your family.

the Forbidden City
Get Awestruck at the Marvel of the Forbidden City
Forbidden city is one of the few royal palaces left in the world and stands testimony to the prosperity and magnificence of Chinese dynasties. This 961 meter long palace is said to have nearly 9,000 rooms. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, citizens were not allowed to enter in this palace, it was called as 'Forbidden city'. A UNESCO world heritage site, Forbidden city is a great place to let your kid learn about the real Chinese art, history and culture.