To get a sense of what makes Beijing tick, spread your wings and explore nearby neighborhoods like Beijing, Dawuji, and Gui Street.
Tiananmen Square, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country is located less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the northwest.
Naturally, the city center of Beijing has lots of great places to see. So take your family and grab a taxi to Forbidden City.
Holiday makers in Qianmen, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will love the nearby museums and theaters. Find the treasures kept in some of the remarkable museums here such as the National Museum of China, the Lao She Teahouse and the China Museum of History. To experience Beijing’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed performing arts institutes such as Peking Opera, the National Centre for the Performing Arts and the National Grand Theatre. The area is a great place for lovers of art. Visit the National Art Museum of China.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Beijing, head to the nearby outdoor areas. If you're in need of a green urban park explore Beihai Park and Jingshan Park.
Beijing has many interesting places to see such as the Temple of Heaven, the St. Joseph's Cathedral and Huabiao. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Front Gate and the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace.
To browse through stores or enjoy a light meal, browse Wangfujing Street, Hongqiao Market and the Dong Hua Men Night Market.
Finding somewhere comfortable to base yourself close to Qianmen is easy. The Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, the Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao and the Regent Beijing are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.