Cathedral of Our Saviour
Now the HQ of the Buddhist Association of China, this small, informal temple is a Ming rebuild of the original Jin Dynasty temple, and...
One of Beijing's more unique temples, this is the largest square pavilion-style palace in China. Its centrepiece features a rather...
Topping Jade Islet (琼岛; Qióngdǎo) on the lake, the 36m-high Tibetan-style White Dagoba (白塔; Báitǎ) was built in 1651 for a visit by the...
One of the loveliest cafes in this part of Běijīng, Await stands next to a church and its main room has the feeling of a small nave,...
Qìngfēng Steamed Dumpling Shop
The best of the eating options at Běihǎi Park is this dumpling chain outside Yǒngān Temple that does bāozi (包子; steamed meat buns) and...
Xishiku Dajie · interesting places nearby
Cathedral of Our Saviour information
Also called the Xishiku or North Cathedral, this august cathedral is one of Běijīng’s four main churches and the only one located within the former grounds of the Imperial City. Built in 1887, the cathedral served as a factory warehouse during the Cultural Revolution. Despite being covered in gaudy grey, flaking paint, the cathedral is worth visiting, especially for those keen to glimpse the growing stature of Christianity in China.