White Cloud Temple
White Cloud Temple, once the Taoist centre of northern China, was founded in AD 739, although most of the temple halls date from the...
Military enthusiasts will get a rush at this hulking monolith of a building topped with a communist star. Cold War–era fighters, tanks...
The counterpart of the Southeast Corner Watchtower, the Xībiànmén Watchtower is not as impressive as its robust and better-known...
Lotus Cafe & Bar
Up top the Pagoda Light hostel is this glass-enclosed rooftop cafe that overlooks the Miàoyīng Temple White Dagoba and surrounding...
Qing Feng Steamed Dumpling Shop
A handy pitstop for a quick bite in between temples is this dumpling chain most popular for its jiaozi (stuffed dumplings; ¥16 for 20...
16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie; 西城区复兴门外大街16号 · interesting places nearby
Capital Museum information
Behind the riveting good looks of the sleek Capital Museum are some first-rate galleries, including a mesmerising collection of ancient Buddhist statues and a lavish exhibition of Chinese porcelain. There is also an interesting chronological history of Běijīng, an exhibition that is dedicated to cultural relics of Peking opera, a fascinating Běijīng Folk Customs exhibition, and displays of ancient bronzes, jade, calligraphy and paintings. Bring your passport or photo ID for free entry and audio guide.
Come out of exit C1 of Muxidi subway station, and you'll soon see the museum on your right (200m).