Source： | Date：2020-08-24
1. Yongyuan Garden
"Yongyuan Garden" carries the rich formats of intangible cultural heritage creation, R&D, design, trial production, display, sales, experience, and training, and empowers settled enterprises with a comprehensive service system to realize the living inheritance and innovative transformation of intangible cultural heritage. At present, many intangible cultural heritage masters have settled in the garden: Zhang Tiecheng, the inheritor of the jade carving craft in "Eight Wonders of Yanjing" sets up a studio "Jinggongyuzuo" to display and sell various kinds of jade; the Sino-Foreign Enamel Gallery displays works of Zhong Liansheng, an inheritor of cloisonné skills in "Eight Wonders of Yanjing", including "Zun of Peace" and multiple national gifts. In addition, there are Lacquer+Space, China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage Creative Space and creative brands of intangible cultural heritage inheritors and those developed based on intangible cultural heritage.
Address: About 100 meters south of the intersection of Xingfu Street and Dongbi Street, Dongcheng District (Beijing Sanlu Factory)
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00, Monday to Sunday
Bus route: Xingfudajie Beikou Station, by No. 8 Bus; Peixinjie Station by No. 57 Bus; Beijing Tiyuguan Station by No. 6 Bus.
2. Repository of Cultural Relics in Drums and Bells Building
It is located at the northern end of Beijing's north-south central axis, with the two majestic buildings standing vertically and horizontally, and is the timekeeping center of the capitals in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. It was used as a timekeeper for civil and military officials to go to court and for civilians to live and work. The building lost its function of reporting time with the decline and fall of the Qing Dynasty, and was completely abolished after the last emperor Puyi left the Forbidden City. The building was built in the 18th year of the reign of Ming Emperor Yongle (1420 AD), which was a palace-style building on a high brick platform with a height of over 46 meters. Equipped with red walls and vermilion columns, as well as carved beams and painted rafters, the buildings are very majestic. The Drums and Bells Building is located at the northern end of the central axis. It has a high artistic value and aesthetic appeal due to its architectural form similar to a tower and the unique shape of the cornice pick angle, and thus has become a famous cultural landscape.
Address: No. 9, Zhonglouwan Linzi, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday
Route: Gulou Station by No. 60 or No. 635 Bus; Exit A2 at Shichahai Station by Metro Line 8; Exit G at Guloudajie Station by Metro Line 2.
3. Beijing Imperial City Art Museum
Located in Changpuhe Park on the east side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Beijing Imperial City Art Museum is a state-owned comprehensive museum that integrates research, excavation, exhibition and spreading of the history and culture of Beijing as an imperial city in the Ming and Qing dynasties, collection of Chinese historical relics, and display of world art works, with a view to studying the history of Ming and Qing imperial cities, promoting Chinese traditional culture, spreading Chinese classic art, and promoting world cultural exchanges.
Address: No.9, Changpuheyan Road, Nanchizi Street, Beijing
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday
Route: Tiananmen Station by No. 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, 37, 52, 59, 120, 728, 802, Extension No. 120, and Special No. 1, as well as Tiananmen Donglu Station by Metro Line.
4. Beijing Confucian Temple and the Imperial College
Beijing Confucian Temple and the Imperial College was built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 AD). The two groups of buildings constitute the ancient regulation of "temple on the left and college on the right", and were used as the place for the emperor to worship Confucius and the central highest school, respectively. The two groups of buildings were built symmetrically along the central axis based on the traditional Chinese architectural methods, forming a complete, magnificent and splendid ancient building groups.
Address: No. 15, Guozijian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday
Route: Yonghegong Station by Metro Line 2 or 5; Yonghegong Station by No. 116, 684, 13, 117 Bus; Fangjiahutong Station by No.113, 108, 104, 124 Bus.
5. Zhihua Temple Museum
Zhihua Temple was the family temple of Wang Zhen, a powerful eunuch during the reign of Zhengtong Emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1436-1449 AD). It has basically maintained its original appearance after 500 years. Although the temple is small in size, it has three unique characteristics: ancient building, revolving archives and Jing Music. The building of Zhihua Temple was built according to the style of the Song Dynasty with very exquisite details; the scripture cabinets and the revolving archives are used to place the emperor-presented Tripitaka, and they are also fine wood carvings; and the most famous Jing Music originated from the court music in the Ming Dynasty, and was imparted by art monks through oral teaching, so it is called "living fossil".
Address: No. 5, Lumicang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday
Route: Lumicang Station by No. 24 or 674 Bus; Yabaolu Station by No. 44 Bus; Exit G at Chaoyangmen Station by Metro Line 2; Exit C at Dengshikou Station by Metro Line 5.
6. Shijia Hutong Museum
Shijia Hutong Museum is the first hutong museum in Beijing. It is located in No. 24 Yard, Shijia Hutong, Chaoyangmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 3 kilometers away from Beijing Lingdang Hutong in Dongsi area. It was officially opened to the public on October 19, 2013. 130 courtyards have been restored in miniature, and more than 70 kinds of sounds such as "iron plates" and "ringing bell" can be heard in the hotong.
Address: No. 24, Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday
Route: Dengshidongkou Station by No. 111, 110, 116, 106, or 108 Bus; Mishidajie Station by No. 104 Bus; Exit C at Dengshikou Station by Metro Line 5.
7. Dongsi Hutong Museum
Dongsi Hutong Museum is located at No. 77, Dongsisitiao Hotong, covering an area of 1,023 square meters. The main building was completed in about 1940, which is a typical three-in quadrangle courtyard and basically retains the complete structure of a traditional quadrangle courtyard. The overall building of the museum consists of a total of 28 brick-wood structures. The 28 mentioned here are not 28 rooms, but a measuring unit "one" formed by the distance between the columns in a room. The exhibition space is divided into dynamic and static partitions, which are divided into five exhibition areas: Dongsi Impression Exhibition Area, Impression Tile-roofed House Exhibition Area, Cultural Visit Exhibition Area, Cultural Exchange Exhibition Area, and Historical and Cultural Object Exhibition Area, and are presented in the form of "cultural meeting rooms".
Address: No. 77, Dongsisitiao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday
Route: Qianliang Hutong Station by No. 106, 116, or 684 Bus; Dongsilukou Station by No. 128 or 110 Bus; Exit B at Dongsi Station by Metro Line 5.
8. Lao She Memorial Hall
The Former Residence of Lao She is located at No.19, Fengfu Hutong, Dengshikou West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing. Lao She lived in ten places before and after the liberation of Beijing, including nine places before the liberation and one place after the liberation. No. 10, Fengfu Hutong, Naizifu (the current No.19, Fengfu Hutong, Dengshikou West Street) was the place where Mr. Lao She lived after liberation of Beijing until his death. He lived here for the longest time (up to 16 years), where he made the most brilliant achievements in life.
Address: No.19, Fengfu Hutong, Dengshikou West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: 9:00-16:30 (No entry after 16:00), closed on Monday.
Route: Go west after getting off at Dengshixikou Station by No. 104, 108 or 111 Bus; or go east after getting off at Beijing Fuchanyiyuan Station by No. 2, 60, 82, 103, or Special No. 11 Bus.
9. Tianle Grand Opera Theatre
Located at the east end of Xianyukou Street, Qianmen Historic Cultural Conservation District, Beijing, Tianle Grand Opera Theatre is a traditional Beijing theater with a history of nearly 200 years. The historical "four famous Dans in Peking Opera" ever performed here. Chongya Society, China's first Peking Opera school for females, was established here. Mao Zedong's inscription "All flowers bloom together; put forth new ideas" was published here. As one of the important stages of Peking opera performance, Tianle Grand Opera Theatre has undoubtedly witnessed the whole process of the ups and downs of Peking Opera for a century. On August 18, 2012, the redesigned Tianle Grand Opera Theatre reopened after 26 years of business closure.
Address: Tianle Grand Opera Theatre, No. 68, Xianyukou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: 9:00-21:00 (No entry after 19:30)
Bus route: get off at Dazhalan Station by No. 2, 20, 48, 59, 66, 69, 71, 120, 201, 203, 626, 729 Bus, or Special No. 11 or 7 Bus, and cross the road.
Metro line: Exit B (southeast) at Qianmen Station by Metro Line 2, walk 300 meters south along Qianmen East Road and turn right.
10. Damofang Cultural and Creative Park
The predecessor of the Damofang Cultural and Creative Park was the Beijing No. 2 Flour Mill, where the "Tiantan" instant noodles familiar to traditional Beijingers were produced. With the dissolution of non-capital functions, the processing capacity of the flour mill was moved from here outside the sixth ring road, and the old factory area was transformed into the Damofang Cultural and Creative Park. At present, the park has been opened, and a group of cultural and creative enterprises have settled here. Strolling through the park, you can see a batch of old equipment such as flour purifiers, wheat bran finishers, flour mills, which inherit the industrial genes of the park. The original 13 buildings are preserved, with the appearance adopting French red brick style.
The Capital Grain Museum located in the Damofang Cultural and Creative Park comprehensively excavates and records Beijing's grain history and culture. With the main chapters such as "Tracing the origin, seeking the root of the grain", "Eternal grand canal for canal transport of Beijing", "Capital granary guaranteeing people's livelihood", it, through physical display, scene restoration, audio-visual multimedia and other forms, seeks and displays the memory of Beijing's grain from the origin, planting, storage, transportation, processing, supply, and utilization, and other aspects of grain, describing Beijing's grain history from backward to advanced, from traditional to modern, and from planning to marketing, and looking into the future.
Address: No. 17, Sanyuan Street, Yongdingmenwai, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Transport: Exit A at Yongdingmen Station by Metro Line 8-14