My favorite photo spot in Beijing

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Beijing is a megacity that is full of fun locations to take great photos!  To keep things simple, I’ve narrowed down my list to top 10 locations: Top 10 Photo Spots in Beijing. Of course, you may have your own choice of Top 10 per your own taste.

There are four turrets around Forbidden City with each corner topped by one turret tower. The two turrets on the northeast and northwest corners of Forbidden City offer great photo opportunities.

Northwest Turret and Northeast Turret are my favorite photo spots. The beauty of Chinese traditional architecture attracts a consistent daily flow of visitors and photographers, professional and  amateur.

Northeast Turret is a good location to snap the picture of sunset glow mirrored on the city moat accompanied by Jingshan Park.  A few days ago I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking photos of the charming towers. I heaved my photography pack and taxied to the northeast corner of Forbidden City.

The waist-level moat wall on the northeast corner was full of people, photographers with their cameras on theirs tripods and tourists with their smartphones busy taking pictures of the turret tower.  I even saw a young couple taking wedding photos.

The Northeast Turret Tower of Forbidden City


Forbidden City Turret Selfie


Taking a wedding photo at the turret.


The Northeast Turret under and the city moat under the sunset glow.


The setting sun was sandwiched by Forbidden City and Jingshan Park.


Photography lovers are busy taking the photos of the turret.


06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.



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