Huge Museum, since it is free there are long lines. Closed on Mondays.
The Chinese National Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Forbidden City(1.1 km)
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, a grand-standing symbol of the might and stateliness of their court.
Temple of Heaven(2.5 km)
Temple of Heaven, to the south-east of the Tiananmen Square, is the site where the emperor prayed every year for a bountiful harvest and fair weather.
Tiananmen Gate(0.3 km)
The Tiananmen Gate or Gate of Heavenly Peace is a symbol of China, dominating the northern end of the Tiananmen Square with a large portrait of Chairman Mao.
Imperial Ancestral Temple(0.8 km)
The Imperial Ancestral Temple is where sacrificial ceremonies were held to honor the imperial family's ancestors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
National Art Museum of China(2.3 km)
Jingshan Park(2.3 km)
Beihai Park(2.4 km)
Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China, dating back to the 11th century.
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