Northern China

Northern China Attractions

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Chaoyang Park

Built in 1984 on the site of a former imperial palace, Beijing’s Chaoyang Park is the largest park in the city and a great place to spend a morning or ...  Read more

China World Trade Center

Nowhere is China’s rapid modernization more apparent than in Beijing at the China World Trade Center. Completed in 2010, the complex houses Beijing’s tallest ...  Read more

Confucius Temple

A quiet sanctuary away from the smoggy streets of Beijing, the restored main hall of this temple contains a statue of the sage Kongzi (Confucius). It is the ...  Read more

Donghuamen Night Market

Follow the sizzle of wok frying and the shouts of the vendors to this quintessential Beijing experience. Donghuamen (Dong Hua Men) night market is ...  Read more

Dongyue Temple

Surrounded by the glass and steel high rises of modern Beijing is this still-active Taoist temple, dedicated to the God of Mount Tai, the holiest of the five ...  Read more

Inner Court

During the time when the Forbidden City served as the residence for the imperial family, the palace was divided into an inner and outer court. The outer court ...  Read more

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace

When the Summer Palace gardens were first commissioned in 1750 by the Qianlong emperor, a decorative wooden corridor was included in the plans. It was designed ...  Read more

Lugou Bridge

Lions, lions, lions! Apart from its historical significance and its architectural cleverness, what sets the Lugou Bridge apart is its proliferations of lions ...  Read more

Miaoying Temple

Also known as the White Stupa Temple, this famed Chinese Buddhist shrine dates to the 13th century, when Kublai Khan commissioned it to help unite the Mongols, ...  Read more

Nanluoguxiang

Nanlouguxiang, an alleyway in Beijing lined with traditional hutong courtyard houses, has a history spanning more than 800 years. One of Beijing’s oldest ...  Read more

Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum

During a 1773 renovation of a northeastern section of the Forbidden City, a Nine Dragon Screen was added to provide privacy for Emperor Qianlong’s retirement ...  Read more

The Meridian Gate

The Meridian Gate of the Palace Museum is perhaps the most recognizable landmark of the Forbidden City. Built in 1420 and renovated in 1801, the Meridian Gate ...  Read more

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