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Downtown Beijing awaits: its history, monuments, castle, and more!

Discover the historic area of Downtown Beijing—museums, art galleries, and top sights from Wangfujing Street to Tiananmen Square.

Top Hotels in Downtown Beijing

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel
BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel
3 out of 5
No 2 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
The price is ¥9,530 per night

Located in Downtown Beijing, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sanlitun Barstreet and Sanlitun. Yashow Market and Nali Patio are also within 15 minutes. Tuanjiehu ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Very good location and services"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
4 out of 5
No.24 Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing, Beijing

Located in Xicheng, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mei Lanfang Memorial Museum and Bell and Drum Towers. Beihai Park and Jingshan Park are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (553 reviews)
Loved the ambience

"We absolutely loved the ambience, decoration and the overall vibe of the hotel. The shadow art theme is all over the lobby, main area and in each room and are all done very well, the shadow puppet play was lovely and the staff very helpful and attentive. Rooms are a bit on the small side but this ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La
Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La
4.5 out of 5
No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
The price is ¥17,019 per night

Located in Beijing Central Business District, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from China World Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sanlitun and Wangfujing Street. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (194 reviews)

"Location was great. Liked the co-working space and the brew pub."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La
Pan Pacific Beijing
Pan Pacific Beijing
5 out of 5
No. 2 Huayuan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
The price is ¥12,913 per night

Located in Xicheng, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Beijing Financial Street and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tiananmen Square and Beihai Park. Forbidden ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)
Great place

"Fantastic place and location. Staff was very helpful in making our stay in Beijing very comfortable. Beds were unbelievably very comfy."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Pan Pacific Beijing
Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
5 out of 5
No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥23,671 per night

Located in Beijing Central Business District, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Silk Street Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sanlitun and Wangfujing ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)
Perfect stay

"It’s the perfect stay in Summit Wing. Consistent perfect service provided by Shangri-la Hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing
5 out of 5
1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥13,135 per night

Located in Dongdan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Plaza and Wangfujing Street. National Museum of China and Tiananmen Square are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (678 reviews)

"good location attached to a mall and close to all things in city"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Grand Hyatt Beijing

Popular places to visit in Downtown Beijing

Forbidden City
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Forbidden City

4.5/5(488 reviews)

This formerly restricted imperial palace complex is now a public museum that shows the splendor of the old China. It is one of Beijing’s most impressive sites.

Wangfujing Street
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Wangfujing Street

4.5/5(302 reviews)

Find the latest fashion or cheap souvenirs and sample local cuisine in this bustling pedestrian-only street, one of the city’s most popular shopping strips.

Tiananmen Square
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Tiananmen Square

4.5/5(467 reviews)

One of the most famous squares in the world, this spot is the beating heart of Beijing and has always been the site of mass protests and national celebrations.

Temple of Heaven
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Temple of Heaven

4.5/5(264 reviews)

Behind a high wall stands an ancient building once used in sacrifices. This huge historical place of worship is a quiet oasis in busy Beijing.

Tiananmen
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Tiananmen

4.5/5(284 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Beijing during your trip to a top site like Tiananmen. Visit the temples and shops in this culturally-rich area.

The Palace Museum
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The Palace Museum

4.5/5(114 reviews)

The Palace Museum is a top museum in Beijing with a story of its own. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed art scene in this culturally-rich area.

Top things to do in Downtown Beijing

Beijing Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour
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Beijing Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour

¥7,336
Per adult
Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour with Entrance Ticket
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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour with Entrance Ticket

¥5,335
Per adult
Beijing Ming Tomb and Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour
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Beijing Ming Tomb and Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour

¥7,336
Per adult
Beijing Ming Tomb and Badaling Great Wall Bus Tour
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Beijing Ming Tomb and Badaling Great Wall Bus Tour

¥6,446
Per adult
Beijing City Bus Tour of Hutong, Lama Temple, Jingshan Park
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Beijing City Bus Tour of Hutong, Lama Temple, Jingshan Park

¥8,447
Per adult
Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace Bus Tour
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Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace Bus Tour

¥8,447
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Beijing

National Museum of China featuring signage

Wangfujing Shopping Area

Historic sites, art galleries, and museums highlight some notable features of Wangfujing Shopping Area. Make a stop by Wangfujing Street or Dong Hua Men Night Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Dengshikou Station or Dongsi Station to get around town.

Wangfujing Shopping Area
Dongcheng - Wangfujing

Dongcheng

4.5/5Wonderful!(737 area reviews)

Wangfujing Street and Forbidden City are top sights in Dongcheng, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Zhangzizhonglu Station or Dongsi Station to see more sights in the area.

Dongcheng
Houhai Lake which includes heritage elements and a lake or waterhole

Xicheng

4/5Very Good!(90 area reviews)

Historic sites, museums, and theaters highlight some notable features of Xicheng. Make a stop by Beihai Park or XiDan Shopping District while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lingjing Hutong Station or Xidan Station to get around town.

Xicheng
Houhai Lake which includes heritage elements and a lake or waterhole

Shishahai

You'll enjoy the monuments and parks in Shishahai. You might want to make time for a stop at Houhai Park or Houhai Lake.

Shishahai
Silk Street Market

Beijing Central Business District

Noted for its art galleries and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Beijing Central Business District. Top attractions like China World Mall and China World Trade Center are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Jintaixizhao Station or Guomao Station to see more of the city.

Beijing Central Business District
Xuan Wu Lake Park showing a lake or waterhole

Xuanwu

1/5(1 area review)

Xuanwu is a destination travelers like for its historic sites, and you might hop aboard the metro at Changchunjie Station or Caishikou Station to explore sights like Niujie Mosque.

Xuanwu