There is plenty of stuff to do and see in Beijing, but there are a few places that you have to see while you’re traveling here. These are the places that people will stop and ask “Oh, you were in Beijing?! Did you go see ________?” You definitely want that answer to be “Yes”.

There are a ton of articles on the web that share the “Top 10” places, but let’s be honest – you’re probably not going to have enough time to visit all of those. So let’s just focus on the Top 5 must-see places and go from there: