Beijing 2014

After visiting Hong Kong I wanted to visit mainland China as well. I got the chance when traveling to Beijing in March 2014.

Beijing City

Pictures of the city of Beijing. Some with more haze than others.

Tiananmen Square

Unfortunately the haze was quite bad when we visited the infamous Tiananmen Square.

The Great Wall

The biggest spectacle certainly was a visit to The Great Wall of China. This impressive construction in such difficult terrain was literally breathtaking.

Forbidden City and Jingshan Park

The famous Forbidden City and the Jingshan Park (Coal Hill) behind the city.

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is a very impressive park in the North of the city. In a vast area with lakes and forests it displays many small pavilions, temples and other sites.

Yonghe Gong and Confucian Academy

Yonghe Gong is the biggest Buddhist temple in Beijing. Right next to it we visited the Confucian Academy.