To appreciate the many textures of Beijing, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby areas such as Beijing, Dawuji, and Gui Street.
From here, it’s only 2 miles (3 kilometers) to one of the city’s most popular attractions, Tiananmen Square.
Forbidden City is one of the places to visit in the city center of Beijing that is worth visiting.
There are some interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Dongdan. Admire, learn and discover in the most popular museums such as the National Museum of China, the Lao She Teahouse and the China Museum of History. Go and see a few of the popularater, dance and music shows at Poly Theater. Popular galleries, include the National Art Museum of China.
To surround yourself with nature, visit some of the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a frisbee, or just enjoy the fresh air at Ritan Park.
While you are in and around Dongdan, treat yourself with a visit to the St. Joseph's Cathedral and Huabiao. Learn more about the events of the past by checking out nearby heritage sites, such as Front Gate and the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, stock up on groceries or just people-watch at nearby shopping hotspots like Wangfujing Street, Hongqiao Market and Scitech Plaza.
When you’re ready to rest your weary head after enjoying the charms of Dongdan, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, the Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao, and the popular Regent Beijing.