Eight Outer Temples
Skirting the northern and eastern walls of the Bìshǔ Shānzhuāng, the eight outer temples were, unusually, designed for diplomatic...
The imperial summer resort is composed of a main palace complex and vast parklike gardens, all enclosed by a good-looking 10km-long...
Imperial Summer Villa
Sprawling over 590 hectares, the Imperial Summer Villa is a colossal park bounded by a splendid 10km wall. Only a small portion of the...
Dadi Beijing Roast Duck Restaurant
The round tables dwarf small groups, but the duck comes roasted over fruit-tree wood. You may have to wait a thumb-twiddling 45 minutes...
Lonely Planet review
The heavily restored Taoist Guāndì Temple was first built during the reign of Yongzheng, in 1732. For years the temple housed residents but is again home to a band of Taoist monks, garbed in distinctive jackets and trousers, their long hair twisted into topknots.