On Day 2 in Beijing we took in a ton of Chinese culture, and I was beyond delighted to finally see this building in person: The TEMPLE OF HEAVEN! When Mark and I dated in our teenage years in Florida, we'd often visit EPCOT which had a replica of this building, so it meant so much to see the real deal.
The Temple of Heaven is actually a very large park consisting of gates and gardens and various temples, and we walked the entire grounds of it in the morning, where we saw all kinds of wonderful things--people gathered for Tai Chi and morning stretches and music-making.
TIANANMEN SQUARE. The Chinese people don't seem very aware of the situation that happened here, and with the government controlling so much of the media (no Google, Facebook, etc.) there isn't a lot of good information to come by.
WANGFUJING STREET, known for its assortment of squeamish delights. I challenged the family to eat scorpions, and never thought in a million years they'd do it!