Sights & Attractions in Beijing

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Name Category Location
 
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum
This little-known museum, located inside a Ming Dynasty temple...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Beijing Zoo
Though visitors usually go straight to see the giant pandas...
Zoos / Aquariums Haidian District
 
Chaoyang Park
The sprawling, modern Chaoyang Park lacks the imperial aura that...
Parks Chaoyang District
 
Cultural Palace of Nationalities
Dedicated to the 56 official ethnic groups that make up China's...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Ditan Park
In this 16th-century green space, translated as "Temple of Earth...
Parks, Archaeological Sites Dongcheng District
 
Five-Pagoda Temple
Hidden among trees just behind the zoo and set amid carved stones...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
The Forbidden City
Undeniably sumptuous, the Forbidden City, once home to a long...
Castles / Palaces Dongcheng District
 
Great Hall of the People
This solid edifice owes its Stalinist weight to the last years...
Government Buildings Xicheng District
 
Guijie
This nearly mile-long stretch, also known as Ghost Street, is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Dongcheng District
 
Jianguomen
The embassy area has some good foreign restaurants, but is mostly...
Neighborhoods / Streets Chaoyang District
 
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall
Sentries here will assure that your communion with the Great...
Memorials / Monuments Dongcheng District
 
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolutions
Stuffed with everything from AK-47s to captured tanks to missile...
Museums / Galleries Haidian District
 
Museum of Antique Currency
This museum in a tiny courtyard house within the Deshengmen tower...
Museums / Galleries Xicheng District
 
Nan Luogu Xiang
The narrow Nan Luogu Xiang, or South Gong and Bell Alley, which...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Dongcheng District
 
Nanxincang
China's oldest existing granary, dating back to the Yongle period...
Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Dongcheng District
 
The Poly Art Museum
This very impressive museum, located in a gleaming new glass...
Museums / Galleries Dongcheng District
 
Prince Gong's Palace
This grand compound sits in a neighborhood once reserved for...
Castles / Palaces Xicheng District
 
Qianmen (Front Gate)
From its top looking south, you can see that the Qianmen is actually...
Architectural Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Soong Ching-ling's Former Residence
Soong Ching-ling (1893–1981) was the youngest daughter of the...
Houses / Mansions Xicheng District
 
Source of Law Temple
This quiet temple is also a school for monks—the Chinese Buddhist...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Temple of Azure Clouds
Once the home of a Yuan Dynasty official, the site was converted...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of Longevity
A Ming empress built this temple to honor her son in 1578. Qing...
Religious Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Although the temple was damaged during the Cultural Revolution...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Haidian District
 
Temple of the White Pagoda
This 13th-century Tibetan stupa, the largest of its kind in China...
Religious Sites Xicheng District
 
White Clouds Taoist Temple
This lively Taoist temple founded in the 8th century serves as...
Religious Sites Southern Districts: Chongwen and Xuanwu
 
Workers' Stadium
North of Ritan Park is the Workers' Stadium complex, where many...
Arts / Performance Venues Chaoyang District
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