Nine Dragon Screen
With its nine beautiful multi- coloured coiling dragons, this 45.5m long, 8m high and 2m thick Ming-dynasty spirit wall was built in...
Planning Exhibition Hall
Decorated with Maoist slogans, the vast 1950s socialist edifice north of Hóngqí Guǎngchǎng (红旗广场; Red Flag Sq) was designed around the...
This temple (shut for refurbishment at the time of writing) is divided into two separate complexes, one of which is an active monastery...
Yǒnghé Fast Food
Next to the more expensive Yonghe Chinese Food Hall just north of the city wall, this is a handy place for a quick meal. Tick off a form...
Tónghé Dàfàndiàn information
Lonely Planet review
This popular, bright and cheery spot next to the Hongqi Hotel is perfect for a meal before catching the train. Its big round tables may look intimidating, but solo diners can still take a seat; try the Shānxī fried noodles (Y12), the pancake with meat filling (Y3.50), the tasty stir-fried mutton slices with Chinese onion, or the egg soup (Y8).