Lu Xun Museum
Miàoyīng Temple White Dagoba
Originally built in 1271, the serene Miàoyīng Temple slumbers beneath its huge, distinctive, chalk-white Yuán-dynasty pagoda, which...
Temple of Ancient Monarchs
Constructed in 1530 as a twin of a temple built in Nánjīng in the 14th century, this rarely visited ancestral temple was reopened in...
Wǎnpíng Old Town
An astonishing sight, given that you are still within the confines of Běijīng’s 5th Ring Rd, this double-gated, Ming dynasty walled town...
Lotus Cafe & Bar
Up top the Pagoda Light hostel is this glass-enclosed rooftop cafe that overlooks the Miàoyīng Temple White Dagoba and surrounding...
Qìngfēng Steamed Dumpling Shop
A handy pitstop for a quick bite in between temples is this dumpling chain most popular for its jiǎozi (饺子; stuffed dumplings; ¥16 for...
19 Gongmenkou Ertiao; 宫门口二条19号 · interesting places nearby
Lu Xun Museum information
Lu Xun (1881–1936) is regarded as the father of modern Chinese literature. Born in Shàoxīng in Zhèjiāng province and buried in Shànghǎi, he lived in Běijīng for over a decade. As a writer, Lu Xun, who first trained in medicine, articulated a deep yearning for reform by mercilessly exposing the foibles of the Chinese character in such tales as Medicine and Diary of a Madman . The modern two-storey museum here depicts his life in great detail. Entry is free but you need to bring your passport.
The exhibits are well presented and come with English captions. Don't miss visiting Lu Xun's small former courtyard home, off to the left as you face the museum. The room round the back, overlooking the yard, was his study. Just by the entrance to his home is a small bookshop where you can buy English translations of some of his works for around ¥35.