Beijing Diary Part 2: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Temple ofHeaven

Saturday, 17 January 2015


Getting to climb the Great Wall of China was definitely the highlight of the trip and one of the most amazing things I've ever done. We took the train from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling for 6 RMB (less than £1!) and from there it's a short walk to the Wall.


The scenery was nothing short of incredible.





Entire armies scaled these mountains in the past. I would've taken one look at them and been like 'nah'.



We arrived back in Beijing at night and went to a restaurant just south of Tiananmen Square. I had to take a few snaps of the night views. This is the Monument to the People's Heroes.




Tiananmen Gate Tower.


We had dinner at Qianmen Street which has a lot of gorgeous old buildings. Hopefully I'll get to see this place in the daylight one day.


That's a pretty fancy Uni Qlo.



We actually went to the Temple of Heaven the day before The Great Wall but we only got to spend an hour there since the grounds close at 5pm. I still wanted to include it in a post though.
The Temple is where the emperors would come to pray for a good harvest each year.



Final part coming soon!

10 comments

  1. beautiful photos! I really like China for its great architecture and interesting culture! I dream of climbing the great wall of China. I'm so jealous of you! haha. :D Happy New Year Annabelle!~

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    1. Aw thank you Rae! I hope you can visit one day.
      Happy new year to you too!

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  2. Wow I would absolutely love to walk the great wall, so exciting!
    x

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    1. It was! I definitely recommend it!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope my photography skills keep improving haha

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  4. Amazing pictures! The Great Wall of China looks so cool!

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise x

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