Beijing's best day trips

Free yourself from Beijing city life with these nearby escapes

If you're chasing a bucolic retreat, a date with ancient history or just the thrill of the open road, it might be time to book a ticket outta her, if only for a day. We've handpicked (and tested) a selection of popular and alternative destinations, so strap on your walking boots and get day trippin'.

Beijing's best day trips

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Culture and history

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Mountains
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Mountains

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Scenic parks
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Scenic parks

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Lakes and rivers
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The Great Wall of China

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The Summer Palace
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The Summer Palace

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Get out of Beijing for the weekend

Xi'an
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Xi'an

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Harbin
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Qingdao
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Qingdao

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Jingdezhen
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Jingdezhen

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Thailand

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Borneo
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Borneo

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Cambodia
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Cambodia

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Mongolia
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Mongolia

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