Běijīng Natural History Museum
Temple of Heaven Park
A tranquil oasis of peace and methodical Confucian design in one of China’s busiest urban landscapes, the 267-hectare Temple of Heaven...
Once used by the emperor while he was abstaining from food and drink (and women) prior to the winter solstice ceremony, the dry moat...
Divine Music Administration
Music was an important part of the rituals, and this is where the musicians practised.
Tiānqiáo Acrobatics Theatre
West of the Temple of Heaven Park, this 100-year-old theatre offers one of Běijīng’s best acrobatic displays, a one-hour show performed...
126 Tianqiao Nandajie · interesting places nearby
Běijīng Natural History Museum information
The main entrance to this overblown, creeper-laden museum is hung with portraits of the great natural historians, including Darwin and Linnaeus. The contents range from dinosaur fossils and skeletons, including a Mamenchisaurus jingyanensis (a vast sauropod that once roamed China) to creepy-crawlies, an aquarium with Nemo-esque clown fish and an exhibition on the origins of life on earth.