Life is beautiful if you have the idea of searching for beauty. And sometimes you even don’t have to deliberately search for beauty, and beauty comes to you, as long as you have the eye of recognizing it. You may not think Beijing is one of the most beautiful cities in China, but the things I have found here are indeed unforgettable.
1. Snowy Great Wall
I guess you might have been to the Great Wall a few times, but I don’t think you have witnessed the Great Wall in the purely white snow. What if it snows in the area where the Great Wall stands? No doubt, it is extremely stunning!
2. Gate of Divine Might
The Tiananmen Tower is quite famous because it is the face of China and Beijing and also the entrance to the Forbidden City. I don’t deny its solemnity and beauty, but I do think the entrance at the back of it also looks amazing if you know how to look at it.
3. Bronze Lion of the Forbidden City
People who visit the Forbidden City these days will probably take so much notice of the three main halls of it and easily ignore the bronze lions standing inside the outer court. I think they are quite solemn and beautiful. At least, this one looks gorgeous.
4. Hall of Central Harmony
Inside the Forbidden City, the most important buildings are nothing than the three great halls: Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony. This one looks smaller compared with the one before and after it, but it has its special attraction if you have found the right angle.
5. Bronze Ox in the Summer Palace
What’s the most attractive scenic spot of the Summer Palace? I guess you might say the Tower of Buddhist Incense. Yeah, you are correct. However, this tower doesn’t shoulder the mission of pacifying the water of Kunming Lake. So, who is the one? It is the bronze ox on the bank of Kunming Lake. It looks composed and is watching the Tower of Buddhist Incense!
6. Late Autumn in the Rain
Autumn is always considered the season of harvest and is celebrated across the world. Late autumn looks calm and quiet and also beautiful even when it rains. In Beijing, the color of late autumn can be viewed in such a special angel.
7. Jingshan Park
Speaking of Jingshan Park, you may get confused. But if I speak of the Coal Hill, you may become quite clear, for this is the place where the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty hanged himself for the nation. The truth is that this park was once the back garden of the Forbidden City and was connected with it in the history. It is small but will never disappoint you.
8. Phoenix Ridge
The Phoenix Ridge is situated in Haidian District and is a scenic spot worth your time and money. Why? Its stone and rocks enjoy a very good reputation. If you come here, you cannot miss the stunning views of the stone and rocks.
9. Tree Tunnel
If you have ever been to the district named Tongzhou, I don’t think you cannot find something like tree tunnels, which stand beside a river named Tide White River. In summer, it is a cool to visit and an important route for cyclists.
Shichahai has a history which is even longer than that of the Forbidden City, for it was built during the Yuan Dynasty, when China was ruled by the descendants of Genghis Khan. This scenic area consists of three lakes named Front Sea, Back Sea and West Sea respectively.