I went here on a school trip this kids liked it but it is more for adults. The building is pretty spectacular and there is some great stuff inside.
Near Line 1's Muxidi station. The entrance is not clearly visible (can see the exit doors)-to enter you have to take some stairs down (may be a bit hard to find). Once you enter, you tell the staff at the desk your ID number to get your free pre-booked tickets (book online or call them). I spent about 3.5 hours... More
The highest level is probably the most interesting of all, portraying how the Chinese people lived in the past-marriage, having children, the busy streets in the olden days, Lunar New Year, their religion etc. The rest are Buddhas, vases from the Dynasties, collections from Empress Dowager Cixi- her vases, jewellery and art pieces, and of course there's about Mao Zedong... More
This building has lots of "face". It's quite impressive, but unfortunately the collection inside is rather small. But you can't beat the price (free...just call up or sign up on line to register...you can even just call up that same day) so if you happen to be in the area, it's worth a swing through. It's just not worth the... More
There's good news and bad news. The bad news is that there aren't that many things to see here. The good news is that there aren't that many things to see here. I'm usually overwhelmed by museums; there's always waaay to much to see. Not here. There was just the right amount. Same goes for the English written descriptions. ...Short,... More
There's not much to see here, which is surprising considering it's the capital. Forget about this and see the Forbidden City instead, or save your museum trips for Shanghai, where there are much better places.
Museum has a permanent Chinese art collection pertaining to Chinese civilization and history. There are 5 floors. One floor devoted to Ming and Qing dynasty. Another floor devoted to life in the Hutongs. Another floor exhibits a temporary installation, not necessarily Chinese. Most interesting is the collection of Chinese objects displayed in chronological order along with a timeline of important... More
I highly recommend a stop here if you want a museum stop in Beijing. The building is modern, hi-tech, clean and beautiful. More importantly, the exhibits show a lot of history of Beijing itself, with many artifacts laid out in a way that tourists can readily understand. It's easy to get to by subway as well. Muxidi station (line 1).... More
The museum was free, spacious and pleasantly uncrowded; which is probably why I rated it so highly. On the downside, most of the English descriptions are minimal or non-existent (Chinese didn't appear to be much more detailed) I noticed that they had audio descriptions for many of the displays...might be worth taking along. The pieces on display were very beautiful;... More
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