The Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods.It is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world' s great civilizations. The symbolic layout and design of the Temple of Heaven had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East over many centuries. Dec 2, 1998 UNESCO World Heritage Committee Adds 30 Sites to World Heritage List
An exercises and game park for everyday citizen:
The Temple of Heaven now serves as a public park as well, one of the best place to see the lively morning exercises of the local beijingers who sing songs and operas, practise taichi and other sports in the woods.
China National Art Museum
The national level art museum featuring regular exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art of China and all over the world.
798 Art District
A disused and converted electronics factory built by the East Germans, 798 Art District is Beijing' s leading concentration of contemporary art galleries. The art zone houses a thriving artistic community, among 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style. It is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo.