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6 Recommended Free Attractions to Visit in Beijing 2021/2022

If you have already visited most of the popular tourist destinations in China, such as Guilin, Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Sichuan, Xian, Suzhou, you must surprisely found that the attractions in Beijing have the lowest ticket prices. Here are the prices: Mutianyu Great Wall (CNY40), Forbidden City(CNY60), Temple of Heaven(CNY35), Summer Palace(CNY30). Can't believe it? Beijing even has many interesting places to visit which are totally free of charge. Below is the list of 6 Recommended Free Attractions to Visit in Beijing 2021/2022.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square - Largest Public Square in the World

Tiananmen Square is the heart of Beijing City and the largest center plaza in the world. As a site of many important events, Tiananmen Square enjoys a great political, historical and cultural significance.

Type: Historical Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museum, Interest & Landmarks
Opening Hours: 5:00 ~ 22:00
Tickets: Free for Square
Address: Chang’an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China

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798 Art Zone

798 Art District – New Landmark of Beijing Urban Culture

A bunch of once-abandoned factories has now become synonymous with art and originality. 798 Art District, also called 798 Art Zone or Dashanzi Art District (DAD) is one of the most avant-garde places in Beijing. No matter you are an art enthusiast or not, 798 Art District will show you a different Beijing.

Type: Art Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Photography
Opening Hours: All day (most galleries open after 10:00am)
Tickets: Free (some galleries may charge an entrance fee)
Address: Free (some galleries may charge an entrance fee)

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Si Yang Fang Zun in China National Museum

National Museum of China - Facts, Exhibitions to See, Travel Guide

With over 1 million precious and rare artifacts, covering Chinese history from 1.7 million years ago till the present, National Museum of China is one of the largest museums, the second-most visited museum in the world.

Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Closed on Mondays
Tickets: Free
Address: #16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, 北京市东城区东长安街16号

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Yandaixie Street

Yandaixie Street – Oldest Commercial Street & Traditional Hutong in Beijing

Yandaixie Street, also called Yandaixiejie or Yandai Byway, is a Hutong located in Beijing downtown. It is also the oldest business street in Beijing with a history of about 800 years. The 232m Yandaixie Street today is lined with all kinds of shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can buy local souvenirs, witness traditional Chinese handcrafts, and grab a drink with your friends.

Type: Sights & Landmarks, Shopping, Beijing Hutong
Opening Hours: All day
Tickets: Free
Address: Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing (北京市西城区地安门外大街)

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Beijing Hutong Rickshaw

Nanluoguxiang - Most Complete Hutong Complex in Beijing

Nanluoguxiang is the most popular and one of the oldest Hutongs in Beijing with a history of more than 740 years. It looks like a fish bone with a 787m main street (Nanluoguxiang) in the middle and 8 smaller Hutongs on both sides. Here is not only a paradise for foodies and people with curiosity, but also a good place to appreciate Beijing traditional quadrangle courtyard.

Type: Sights & Landmarks, Shopping, Beijing Hutong
Opening Hours: All day
Tickets: Free
Address: Di'anmen East Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing (北京东城区地安门东大街)

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Bird's Nest

Beijing Olympic Park - Legacy of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Beijing Olympic Park, also called Olympic Green, is a spacious park built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It contains 10 Olympic venues, 7 non-competitive venues, and a forest park, some of which have become landmarks of Beijing and representative works in architectural history such as the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Type: Free (not including entrance fee of stadiums)
Opening Hours: 6:30 - 22:00 (May - October); 7:30 - 21:30 (November - April)
Tickets: Free (not including entrance fee of stadiums)
Address: #15 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (北京市朝阳区北辰东路15号)

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