Dashilar & Xicheng South attractions

Museum in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Xiānnóng Altar & Běijīng Ancient Architecture Museum

This altar – to the west of the Temple of Heaven – was the site of solemn imperial ceremonies and sacrificial offerings. Here you'll find the excellent Běijīng Ancient Architecture Museum, which informatively narrat…
Buddhist Temple in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Fǎyuán Temple

Infused with an air of reverence and devotion, this lovely temple dates back to the 7th century. The temple follows the typical Buddhist layout, with drum and bell towers. Do hunt out the unusual copper-cast Buddha,…
Mosque in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Niújiē Mosque

Dating back to the 10th century, this unique mosque blends traditional Chinese temple design with Middle Eastern flourishes. It's Běijīng’s largest mosque and centre for its community of 10,000 or so Huí Chinese Mus…
Area in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Dashilar

This centuries-old pedestrianised shopping street, also known as Dazhalan Jie, is just west of Qianmen Dajie. While a misjudged makeover has sadly robbed it of much of its charm, many of the shops have been in busin…
Buddhist Temple in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Guanyin Temple

The Guanyin Temple formerly gave its name to the street now known as Dazhalan Xijie. Now all that remains of the temple is a plaque marking where it once stood, though plans were recently announced to rebuild it – e…