Foreign Legation Quarter

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Foreign Legation Quarter information

Běijīng , China
Getting there
subway Chongwenmen, Qianmen or Wangfujing
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Lonely Planet review

The former Foreign Legation Quarter, where the 19th-century foreign powers flung up their embassies, schools, post offices and banks, lies east of Tiān’ānmén Sq. Apart from the Běijīng Police Museum, the former French Post Office (now a Sìchuān restaurant), and some of the Legation Quarter buildings (now high-end restaurants and members clubs), you can’t enter any of the buildings, but a stroll along the streets here (Taijichang Dajie and Zhengyi Lu) gives you a hint of the area’s former European flavour.