Beijing hotspot

Cluster of at least 4 WHS within reach for a return day trip from a center.

The center is: Beijing

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Grand Canal Old Beijing City Section of Tonghui Canal and Tongzhou Section of Tonghui Canal
Great Wall
Imperial Palace
Imperial Tombs Most of the Ming tombs lie at the foot of Tianshou Mountain, north of Beijing.
Mount Taishan Trains from Beijing South to Tai'an is just 2 hours and frequent. Tourist bus from railway station to cable car area
Mountain Resort, Chengde Trains from Beijing East Railway Station to Chengde South is just 1h and frequent. From Chengde South Railway, you can take a bus to the scenic area.
Peking Man Site
Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius Trains to Qufu East is 2.5 hours. Public bus from station to scenic area (30 m). Can even be combined for a long day trip with Taishan
Yungang Grottoes Train from Beijing North or Qinghe is just 2 hours and very frequent. From Datong South Railways Station, you can take shared taxi for 30 min to the Grottoes or public bus for 2 hours (need to transfer in Datong city center)

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  • Cultural
  • Natural
  • Mixed
  • Tentative


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