Top things to do in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Top Choice Area in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

798 Art District

Contemporary art meets communist history at this thrilling enclave of international galleries installed within China's model factory complex of the 1950s. Most of Beijing's best galleries are here, staging shows fro…
Top Choice Antiques in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Panjiayuan Market

A curio hunter's heaven or an Everest of fakery? Panjiayuan is both, and marvellous fun to boot. Picking over the wares of some 4000 dealers, you won't chance upon that priceless dòucǎi stem cup, but you will find M…
Top Choice Mall in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Parkview Green

In a city in thrall to the mall, this futuristic, ecofriendly pyramid stands out from the crowd. Hong Kong–owned Parkview Green is a fabulously ambitious, art-strewn wonderland enclosing designer boutiques from the …
Top Choice Gallery in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

UCCA

Remodelled in 2019, UCCA remains the finest contemporary-art gallery in 798, and a contender for the best in the country. Many global art superstars have made their China debuts here since it opened in 2007, and the…
Top Choice Mexican in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Taco Bar

The king, nay the emperor of Chinese taquerias, Taco Bar packs out with punters feasting on fiendishly tasty Mexican street-style tacos like al pastor (pork belly) and carne asada (steak), lathered in homemade hot s…
Top Choice Beijing in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Taste of Dadong

This casual concept eatery from Beijing's duck maestro Dong Zhenxiang – of famed sister restaurant, Dadong – lets you enjoy a portion of his famous roast fowl without having to order the whole bird. The rest of the …
Top Choice Peking Duck in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Jingzun Peking Duck

An unsung purveyor of Peking duck, Jingzun's bargain birds (¥138/79 for a whole/half) are every bite the equal of Beijing's more elite brands, unruly presentation aside. Lacquer-skinned and succulent, the ducks are …
Top Choice Chinese in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Najia Xiaoguan

With modern Chinese interiors fit for an emperor, this Manchu-inspired restaurant is a regal delight, serving imperial fare like Peking duck, braised sea cucumber and curiosities like DIY venison buns – a nod to the…
Top Choice Yunnan in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

In & Out

Take your tastebuds on a dreamy sojourn southwest at Beijing's most stylish Yunnan restaurant. A sophisticated, industrial-chic space is the setting for aromatic favourites like 'Crossing the Bridge' noodles, tilapi…
Top Choice Shanghai in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Din Tai Fung

Pleated with precision, the xiǎolóngbāo (Shanghai-style soup dumplings) at this acclaimed Taiwan chain taste as good as they look. Delicate pork, rich consommé and paper-thin pastry – perfection! Don't skimp on the …