Běijīng Suburbs and Beyond

Beyond the Third Ring Road: 58 Běijīng sights, 11 background stories, and two Great Wall walks, all from A Better Guide to Běijīng

Introduction

SUMMER PALACES

Introduction
Summer Palace 颐和园
Gate of Good Luck
Construction and Corruption
‘Old’ Summer Palace 圆明园
Architecture and Xenophobia

THE GREAT WALL

Introduction Choosing which section to visit, Getting to the Wall, Alternative approaches
Wall Stories
Jūyōng Guān 居庸关长城
Shuǐ Guān 水关长城
Bā Dá Lǐng 八达岭长城, Zhān Tiānyòu Museum 詹天佑纪念馆, Great Wall Museum 中国长城博物馆
Mùtiányù 慕田峪长城
Sīmǎtái 司马台长城
Pánlóng Shān 蟠龙山长城, walk to Jīn Shān Lǐng
Jīn Shān Lǐng 金山岭长城, walk to Sīmǎtái
Jiǎnkòu 箭扣长城
Huáng Huā Chéng Shuǐ 黄花城水长城
Huáng Huā Chéng 黄花城长城

TOMBS AND BURIAL SITES

Introduction Choosing which tombs to visit and what to look for.
Míng Tombs 十三陵
Eastern Qīng Tombs 清东陵
The Legend of the Fragrant Concubine
Western Qīng Tombs 清西陵
Sleeping with an Emperor
Museum of the Western Hàn Tombs at Dàbǎotái 大葆台西汉墓博物馆
Peking Man Site Museum at Zhōukǒudiàn 周口店北京人遗址博物馆

ARTIST COLONIES

Běijīng’s Artist Colonies
A Licence to Paint Money
Dà Shānzi 798 Art District 大山子艺术区
Cǎochǎngdì Art District 草场地艺术区
Big Character
Sòng Zhuāng Artists Village 宋庄画家村
Other Art Zones

VILLAGES, RURAL TEMPLES, AND SCENERY

Introduction to Villages, Rural Temples, and Scenery
Tánzhè Sì 潭柘寺
The Flight of the Beekeepers
Jiètái Sì 戒台寺
Shall We Have Dinner on the Terrace?
Tián Yì Mù 田义墓
Fǎ Hǎi Sì 法海寺
Císhàn Sì 慈善寺
Běijīng Botanical Gardens 北京植物园
Fragrant Hills Park 香山公园
Bā Dà Chù 八大处
Dà Jué Sì 大觉寺
Yúnjū Sì 云居寺
Hóngluó Sì 红螺寺
Silver Mountain Pagoda Forest 银山塔林
Cuàn Dǐxià 爨底下
Jī Míng Shān Yì 鸡鸣山驿
Tōngzhōu Pagoda 三教庙燃灯佛舍利塔

MUSEUMS AND OTHER SIGHTS

Introduction to Museums and Other Sights
China Railway Museum 中国铁道博物馆
China Film Museum 中国电影博物馆
Guānfù Classic Art Museum 觀復博物館
Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery 中央美术学院美术馆
Marco Polo Bridge 卢沟桥
Was Polo Here?
Wǎnpíng Chéng 宛平城, The Museum of the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War 中国人民抗日战争纪念馆
Sōng Shān Ancient Cave Dwellings 古崖居
China Aviation Museum 中国航空博物馆
Mílù Yuàn 麋鹿苑
Museum of Imperial Examination Tablets 北京励志堂科举匾额博物馆
China Red Sandalwood Museum 中国紫檀博物馆
Jiāozhuānghù Tunnel Warfare Site 焦庄户地道战遗址纪念馆
Tank Museum 坦克博物馆
Grand Epoch City 天下第一城
Olympic Green 奥林匹克公园, National Stadium 国家体育场, National Aquatics Centre 国家游泳中心
Yuán Dynasty Capital City Wall Site Park 元大都城垣遗址公园
Běijīng Auto Museum 北京汽车博物馆

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