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The 'Five Pagoda Temple' is the popular name of the Diamond-Throne Tower that is at the heart of the Temple of the Great Righteous Awakening.
The 'Five Pagoda Temple' is the popular name of the Diamond-Throne Tower that is at the heart of the Temple of the Great Righteous Awakening. Most of the wooden temple was burnt down in 1860 and 1900, but the beautiful brick and marble Diamond-Throne Tower, which dates back to the late fifteenth century, survived. The temple area is now used to house the Beijing Art Museum of Stone Carvings.
24 Waitaisi Cun, Baishiqiao
Steps away from the east gate of Fragrant Hill
A good place for weekend outings and picnics
The Quaternary Glacial Exhibition Museum in Moshikou is dedicated to relics from the Cenozoic-era quaternary glacier that existed on the site 2 - 3 million years ago
Shoot stuff at this Olympic-class shooting range
The Summer Palace lies 20 km northwest of the centre of Beijing, with extensive gardens and romantic ruins of palaces built by Qing emperors
Badachu is comprised of eight Buddhist temples and monasteries at the foot of the Western Hills
A small but attractive park south-east of Badachu