Hall of Martial Valor
To the west of the Meridian Gate is the Hall of Martial Valor, which houses the Forbidden City's Calligraphy and Painting Gallery .
Gate of Military Prowess
One of the back gates to the Forbidden City, which leads on towards the Hall of Martial Valor.
Pavilion of Spreading Righteousness
This pavilion was used during the Qing dynasty to store gold and silver objects used for ceremonial rituals. At the time of research it...
Lao Li, the eccentric manager of What? Bar, two doors from here, swears by the boiled dumplings (蒸饺; zhēng jiǎo ) in this simple...
72 Beichang Jie; 北长街72号, 故宫西门往北 · interesting places nearby
What? Bar information
If you like to get up close and personal with the bands you go and see, then visit this easy-to-miss venue. That doesn’t mean it is groupie heaven here; rather, it’s so small that the audience might as well be on stage with the musicians. Gigs are on Fridays and Saturdays (sometimes Thursdays and Sundays too), and it’s a good place to hear up-and-coming local talent.
You could also just come here for a low-key, late-afternoon, street-side drink. If there's a cover charge, it's usually around ¥30, but often includes a drink.