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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
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
5 out of 5
8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥11,687 per night

This family-friendly Beijing hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City, and The Palace Museum. Tiananmen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (746 reviews)

"The location is excellent, convenient to shopping area, and many famous view points within walking distance"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Sofitel Beijing Central
Sofitel Beijing Central
5 out of 5
2 Jianguomennan Avenue, Beijing
The price is ¥14,664 per night

Located in Beijing Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wangfujing Street, Tiananmen Square, and Tiananmen. Forbidden City and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)
Modern

"This hotel is very funky. Do not think about traditional Sofitel. It is very modern no far from metro station and shopping street."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Sofitel Beijing Central
Park Hyatt Beijing
Park Hyatt Beijing
5 out of 5
2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥18,180 per night

Located in Beijing Central Business District, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Silk Street Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wangfujing Street and Workers ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
Great Service

"Service was excellent and just a minor complaint in the last night where there was no second face towel and no cream was replaced. Other than that we thought the service was fantastic. Special kiddos goes to Jenny Zhang during breakfast and Gary at the concierge downstairs entrance."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Park Hyatt Beijing
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 ¥13,749 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 Wangfujing Street and Sanlitun. ...

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
Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
5 out of 5
No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, Beijing

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 Wangfujing Street and Workers ...

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 Millennium Beijing
Grand Millennium Beijing
5 out of 5
7 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
The price is ¥10,999 per night

Located in Beijing Central Business District, this luxury hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sanlitun and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (871 reviews)

"People are very nice and place is very clean. Very recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Grand Millennium 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.

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 acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

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.

Top things to do in Downtown Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Great Wall Bus Tour
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Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Great Wall Bus Tour

¥5,311
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Best of Beijing & Great Wall of China Tour
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Best of Beijing & Great Wall of China Tour

¥9,337
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Giant Panda Encounter Day Tour
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Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Giant Panda Encounter Day Tour

¥5,903
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Underground Palace of Ming Tombs & Badaling Great Wall
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Underground Palace of Ming Tombs & Badaling Great Wall

¥5,193
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Beijing Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall Group Tour
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Beijing Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall Group Tour

¥6,654
Per adult
Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall with professional driver
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Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall with professional driver

¥5,484
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 Xidan Shopping Center or Capital Museum 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 Beijing Museum of Natural History.

Xuanwu