Sights & Attractions in Beijing

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Name Category Location
 
798 Art District
The Art District, northeast of Beijing, is the...
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 Botanical Garden
Sitting at the feet of the Western Hills in...
Gardens / Arboretums Haidian District
 
Big Bell Temple
This 18th-century temple shields China's biggest...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Capital Museum
Moved to its 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
 
Confucius Temple
This tranquil temple to China's great sage has...
Religious 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
 
Jingshan Park
This park, also known as Coal Hill Park, was...
Parks Dongcheng District
 
Lama Temple
Beijing's most-visited religious site and one of...
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
 
Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park
The new Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park is a...
Parks Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
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
 
Qianhai and Houhai
Most people come to these lakes, along with...
Bodies of Water Xicheng District
 
Ritan Park
A cool oasis of water and trees just west of the...
Parks Chaoyang District
 
Sanlitun
The famous Sanlitun Bar Street, several blocks...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Restaurants Chaoyang District
 
Summer Palace
Emperor Qianlong commissioned this giant royal...
Castles / Palaces Haidian District
 
Temple of Heaven
A prime example of Chinese religious...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
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
 
Xiangshan Park
This hillside park, also known as Fragrant Hills...
Parks Haidian District
 
Xidan
This area teems with shopping malls and small...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Xicheng District

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