Capital Museum (Shǒdû bówùguǎn)
Capital Museum (Shǒdû bówùguǎn) Review
Moved to its architecturally striking new home west of Tiananmen Square in 2005, this is one of China's finest cultural museums. Artifacts are housed in the unique multistoried bronze cylinder that dominates the building's facade, while paintings, calligraphy, and photographs of historic Beijing fill the remaining exhibition halls. The museum gets extra points for clear English descriptions and modern, informative displays. Entry is free but foreign tourists must show their passports to get tickets.