Pavilion of Cheerful Melodies - Opera House
A three-storey wooden opera house, which was the Forbidden City’s largest theatre. Note the trap doors that allowed actors to make...
Nine Dragon Screen
Hall of Jewellery
On the western and eastern sides of the Forbidden City are an assortment of libraries, temples, theatres and gardens. Some are now...
Celebrate your arrival in Běijīng with a tipple in this well-heeled bar atop the Emperor Hotel. The bar overlooks the Forbidden City and...
33 Qihelou Jie, 北池子大街骑河楼33号 · interesting places nearby
Ascend the stairs of the boutique hotel the Emperor to reach this chic terrace bar, and then climb the wooden steps to their highest point for a stunning view over the rooftops of the Forbidden City. It's lovely at sunset, but the drinks aren’t as special as the setting, and they certainly aren’t cheap. But there’s a happy hour (4pm to 10pm) on Thursdays, a DJ at weekends and a hot tub for exhibitionists.