• Simatai Great Wall
    Simatai Great Wall

    Simatai a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strate...

  • Great Wall of China
    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly deli...

  • Ming Tombs Museum
    Ming Tombs Museum

    The Ming Dynasty Tombs (pinyin: Ming chao shi san ling; lit. Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty) are located some 50 kilometers due North of Beijing a...

  • Lama Temple
    Lama Temple

    Building work on the Yonghegong Temple started in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty. It originally served as an official residence for court eunuchs. It wa...

  • Ancient Observatory
    Ancient Observatory

    Most of the observatory's large bronze astronomical instruments were built by the Jesuits in the 17th and 18th centuries....

  • Dong Yue Temple
    Dong Yue Temple

    Reopened to the public in 1999, one of Beijing's most captivating Daoist temples stands largely disregarded. Founded in 1322 by the devotees of the Zh...

  • Dong Tang
    Dong Tang

    This gray Gothic structure has endured a torrid history. Built on ground donated by the Shunzhi emperor in 1655, this Jesuit church was toppled by an ...

  • Source of Dharma Temple
    Source of Dharma Temple

    This temple, constructed in 645 in what was then the southeast corner of town, retains both an air of antiquity and the feel of a genuine Buddhist mon...

  • Factory 798
    Factory 798

    This Soviet-designed former weapons factory is a center for local modern art and fashion. 798's long-term survival is uncertain, with Beijing's mayor ...

  • Fahai Temple
    Fahai Temple

    Located in the far west of Beijing, this early Ming temple, a must for those with an interest in Buddhist art, is easily combined with a visit to the ...

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