Sights & Attractions in Beijing

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Name Category Location
 
798 Art District
The Art District, northeast of Beijing, is the site of several...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Arts / Performance Venues, Historic Districts / Sites Chaoyang District
 
Ancient Observatory
This squat tower of primitive stargazing equipment peeks out...
Observatories / Planetariums Chaoyang District
 
Beihai Park
A white stupa is perched on a small island just north of the...
Parks, Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Xicheng District
 
Beijing Botanical Garden
Sitting at the feet of the Western Hills in Beijing's northwestern...
Gardens / Arboretums Haidian District
 
Big Bell Temple
This 18th-century temple shields China's biggest bell and more...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Capital Museum
Moved to its architecturally striking new home west of Tiananmen...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Central Business District (CBD)
The fast-rising CBD encompasses the China World Trade Center...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Chaoyang District
 
Confucius Temple
This tranquil temple to China's great sage has endured close...
Religious Sites Dongcheng District
 
Dongbianmen Watch Tower
This is Beijing's last remaining Ming watchtower. Be sure to...
Archaeological Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Drum Tower
Until the late 1920s, the 24 drums once housed in this tower...
Architectural Sites Dongcheng District
 
Jingshan Park
This park, also known as Coal Hill Park, was built around a small...
Parks Dongcheng District
 
Lama Temple
Beijing's most-visited religious site and one of the most important...
Religious Sites Dongcheng District
 
Liulichang
This quaint old street is best known for its antiques, books...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park
The new Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park is a renovated section...
Parks Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque
Originally built during the Liao Dynasty in 996, Nuijie is Beijing's...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Old Summer Palace
About the size of New York's Central Park, this ruin was once...
Archaeological Sites Haidian District
 
Qianhai and Houhai
Most people come to these lakes, along with Xihai to the northwest...
Bodies of Water Xicheng District
 
Ritan Park
A cool oasis of water and trees just west of the Central Business...
Parks Chaoyang District
 
Sanlitun
The famous Sanlitun Bar Street, several blocks east of the Workers'...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Restaurants Chaoyang District
 
Summer Palace
Emperor Qianlong commissioned this giant royal retreat for his...
Castles / Palaces Haidian District
 
Temple of Heaven
A prime example of Chinese religious architecture, this is where...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Tiananmen Square
The world's largest public square, and the very heart of modern...
Squares Dongcheng District
 
Wangfujing
Wangfujing, one of the city's oldest and busiest shopping districts...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Dongcheng District
 
Xiangshan Park
This hillside park, also known as Fragrant Hills Park, is northwest...
Parks Haidian District
 
Xidan
This area teems with shopping malls and small stores selling...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Xicheng District
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