Now the HQ of the Buddhist Association of China, this small, informal temple is a Ming rebuild of the original Jin-dynasty temple, and...
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...
The principal site on Jade Islet is the impressive Yǒngān Temple (永安寺; Yǒngān Sì; entrance included in the through ticket), meaning...
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,...
Xishiku Dajie · interesting places nearby
North Cathedral information
Also called the Cathedral of Our Saviour, 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.