Sights & Attractions in Beijing


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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 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 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
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
One of the most important functioning Buddhist...
Religious Sites Dongcheng District
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
This rebuilt section of Beijing's old inner-city...
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, paths and trees just...
Parks Chaoyang District
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, one of the city's oldest and busiest...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Dongcheng District
Xiangshan Park
"Fragrant Hills Park," as it's also known, is...
Parks Haidian District
This area teems with shopping malls and small...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Xicheng District


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