15 Best Places to Visit in China

2. Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing

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Forbidden City, Beijing

Beijing is the capital of China and a typical big city that never sleeps.

With a population of over 21 million, it is slightly smaller than Shanghai, although it is also the political center of the country and home of iconic spots like Tiananmen Square.

One of the big draws here is the fascinating Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties lived, and you will find opulent ceramics, artwork, fountains and thrones here.

The National Museum of China is also located in Beijing and is one of the most acclaimed art institutions in the country.

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