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Name Category Location
 
798 Art District
Chinese contemporary art has exploded in the past...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Arts / Performance Venues, Historic Districts / Sites Chaoyang District
 
Ancient Observatory
This squat tower of primitive stargazing...
Observatories / Planetariums Chaoyang District
 
Beihai Park
A white stupa is perched on a small island just...
Parks, Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Xicheng District
 
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum
This little-known museum, located inside a Ming...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Beijing Botanical Garden
Sitting at the feet of the Western Hills in...
Gardens / Arboretums Haidian District
 
Beijing Zoo
Though visitors usually go straight to see the...
Zoos / Aquariums Haidian District
 
Big Bell Temple
This 18th-century temple shields China's biggest...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Capital Museum
Moved to an architecturally striking new home...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Central Business District (CBD)
The fast-rising CBD encompasses the China World...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Chaoyang District
 
Chaoyang Park
The sprawling, modern Chaoyang Park lacks the...
Parks Chaoyang District
 
Confucius Temple
This tranquil temple to China's great sage has...
Religious Sites Dongcheng District
 
Cultural Palace of Nationalities
Dedicated to the 56 official ethnic groups that...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Ditan Park
In "Temple of Earth Park," 105 acres of...
Parks, Archaeological Sites Dongcheng District
 
Dongbianmen Watch Tower
This is Beijing's last remaining Ming...
Archaeological Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Drum Tower
Until the late 1920s, the 24 drums once housed in...
Architectural Sites Dongcheng District
 
Five-Pagoda Temple
Hidden among trees just behind the zoo and set...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
The Forbidden City
Undeniably sumptuous, the Forbidden City, once...
Castles / Palaces Dongcheng District
 
Great Hall of the People
This solid edifice owes its Stalinist weight to...
Government Buildings Xicheng District
 
Guijie
This nearly mile-long stretch, also known as...
Neighborhoods / Streets Dongcheng District
 
Jianguomen
The embassy area has some good foreign...
Neighborhoods / Streets Chaoyang District
 
Jingshan Park
This park, also known as Coal Hill Park, was...
Parks Dongcheng District
 
Lama Temple
One of the most important functioning Buddhist...
Religious Sites Dongcheng District
 
Liulichang
This quaint old street is best known for its...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall
Sentries here will assure that your communion...
Memorials / Monuments Dongcheng District
 
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolutions
Closed for major renovations, this museum is...
Museums / Galleries Haidian District
 
Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park
This rebuilt section of Beijing's old inner-city...
Parks Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Museum of Antique Currency
This museum in a tiny courtyard house (within the...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Nan Luogu Xiang
The narrow Nan Luogu Xiang, or South Gong and...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Dongcheng District
 
Nanxincang
China's oldest existing granary, dating back to...
Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Dongcheng District
 
Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque
Originally built during the Liao Dynasty in 996,...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Old Summer Palace
About the size of New York's Central Park, this...
Archaeological Sites Haidian District
 
The Poly Art Museum
This impressive but often overlooked museum,...
Museums / Galleries Dongcheng District
 
Prince Gong's Palace
This grand compound sits in a neighborhood once...
Castles / Palaces Xicheng District
 
Qianhai and Houhai
Most people come to these lakes, along with...
Bodies of Water Xicheng District
 
Qianmen (Front Gate)
From its top, looking south, you can see that...
Architectural Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Ritan Park
A cool oasis of water, paths and trees just...
Parks Chaoyang District
 
Sanlitun
The famous Sanlitun Bar Street, several blocks...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Restaurants Chaoyang District
 
Soong Ching-ling's Former Residence
Soong Ching-ling (1893–1981) was the youngest...
Houses / Mansions Xicheng District
 
Source of Law Temple
This quiet temple is also a school for...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Summer Palace
Emperor Qianlong commissioned this giant royal...
Castles / Palaces Haidian District
 
Temple of Azure Clouds
Once the home of a Yuan Dynasty official, the...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of Heaven
A prime example of Chinese religious...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Temple of Longevity
A Ming empress built this temple to honor her...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Although the temple was damaged during the...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of the White Pagoda
This 13th-century Tibetan stupa, the largest of...
Religious Sites Xicheng District
 
Tiananmen Square
The world's largest public square, and the very...
Squares Dongcheng District
 
Wangfujing
Wangfujing, one of the city's oldest and busiest...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Dongcheng District
 
White Clouds Taoist Temple
This lively Taoist temple founded in the 8th...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Workers' Stadium
North of Ritan Park is the Workers' Stadium...
Sports Venues, Arts / Performance Venues Chaoyang District
 
Xiangshan Park
"Fragrant Hills Park," as it's also known, is...
Parks Haidian District
 
Xidan
This area teems with shopping malls and small...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Xicheng District

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