Beijing - Day Trips from Běijīng (Chapter)
This is the Day Trips from Běijīng chapter from Lonely Planet's Běijīng guidebook.
Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Běijīng - and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include Ming Tombs, Chuāndǐxià and the Marco Polo Bridge.
- The Unesco-protected Ming Tombs, is the final resting place for 13 of the 16 Ming-dynasty emperors and makes a fantastic half-day trip.
- Chuāndǐxià, a well-preserved Ming-dynasty village, is a gorgeous cluster of historic courtyard homes with old-world charm.
- Tánzhè Temple makes a peaceful, Buddhist-inspired city-centre escape.
- Marco Polo Bridge, is the oldest bridge in Běijīng and is decorated beautifully with 485 individually carved stone lions.
Coverage includes: Ming Tombs, Chuāndǐxià, Tánzhè Temple, Marco Polo Bridge & Wǎnpíng.
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