72 Hours in Beijing Visa Free

72 Hours in Beijing Visa Free, Beijing, China (B)

Getting a visa to visit China can be a pain, especially if you’re traveling full-time. Spending 72 hours in Beijing is not. Visitors from 51 countries can spend 72 hours in Beijing visa free and as I found, it is plenty of time to see the sights and get a taste of Peking.

Beijing is a massive city packed with history. Thankfully seeing the highlights is relatively easy. With just 72 hours in Beijing you can easily visit the following:

As one of China’s largest squares, this spot has seen its share of events. From the Ming Dynasty to the massive square we see today thanks to Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square has been the focal point for much of Beijing’s history. Surrounding the square you will also find the 10 Great Buildings, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the spot where a boy squared off with a tank in the Protests of 1989 where, to this day, an unknown number of people lost their lives.

Located next to Tiananmen Square is the massive epicenter of Beijing – The Forbidden City. Touring its inner walls can take all day depending on how detailed you want to get. To maximize time, having a guide is best. Not only will you better understand what you are looking at but you will have an insider to help you navigate the massive crowds. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 72 Hours in Beijing Visa Free
Guide Location: China » Beijing
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/72-hours-in-beijing-visa-free/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Monument to the People’s Heroes
  • The Forbidden City
  • Da Dong

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