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No. 2 National Stadium, Beijing

The world’s largest steel structure—designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron and known affectionately as the Bird’s Nest—premiered at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Great Wall - Beijing, China The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.

A Chinese man rides a bicycle across Tiananmen Square before the customary ceremony of lowering the flag, June 9, 2012, in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Top 5 Tourist attractions in Beijing