Beijing to Shanghai

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Beijing to Shanghai - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Ming Tomb

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    One of the largest and most important burial mounds in China, this is the final resting place of Emperor Hong Wu, the founder of the Ming Dynasty...Read More

  • 2. Confucian Forest

    Forest

    Confucius and his descendants have been buried in this tree-shaded cemetery for the past 2,000 years. Surrounded by a 10-km (6-mile) wall, Confucian...Read More

  • 3. Garden Tomb of Puhaddin

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Although largely ignored by domestic tourists, the tomb of Puhaddin is a reminder of the city's Islamic influences. It faces the Grand Canal...Read More

  • 4. Mengjiangnu Miao

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    About 8 km (5 miles) or 10 minutes in a taxi up the coast from Old Dragon Head is this shrine commemorating a local legend. As the story goes...Read More

  • 5. Nanjing Massacre Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    In the winter of 1937, Japanese forces occupied Nanjing. In the space of a few days, thousands of Chinese were killed in the chaos, which became...Read More

  • 6. National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This enormous memorial to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China, contains displays on the revered leader’s life and...Read More

  • 7. Rain Flower Terrace and Martyrs Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This scenic area gets its name from the legend of Yunzhang, a 15th-century Buddhist monk who supposedly pleased the gods so much with his recitation...Read More

  • 8. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Acknowledged by both the Nationalist and Communist governments as the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen (also known as Zhong Shan) lies buried...Read More

  • 9. Tiger Hill

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This hill is the burial place of the king of the State of Wu, who founded the city in 514 BC. At the top of the approach is a huge sheet of...Read More

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