Former Foreign Legation Quarter
Former Dutch Legation
Behind a wall a short walk east of the former Legation Quarter rises a green-roofed building at No 40, which was once the Dutch Legation.
Běijīng Police Museum
Propaganda aside, this is an interesting exposé of Běijīng’s dà gài mào (local slang for the constabulary). Learn how Běijīng’s first...
Běijīng Planning Exhibition Hall
It doesn’t see much foot traffic, but a lot of thought has gone into making this modern museum a visitor-friendly experience. True, it...
The Běijīng branch of the famed Shànghǎi restaurant, Lost Heaven specialises in the folk cuisine of Yúnnán province. While the spices...
Former Foreign Legation Quarter information
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 and a complex of trendy restaurants facing onto a grass quadrangle, accessed from the south, you can’t enter most of the buildings. Many are now used as government buildings, but a stroll along the streets here (Dongjiaomin Xiang, Taijichang Dajie and Zhengyi Lu) gives you a hint of the area’s former European flavour.