Beijing, Dawuji and Sanlitun Bar Street, are other places in the area which are also worth discovering.
Tiananmen Square, certainly one of the country’s best known icons is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.
The city center of Beijing has lots of sightseeing opportunities. So, grab your family and visit Forbidden City.
To really get a feel for Beijing, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. Visit some of the noteworthy artistic and historic collections including the National Museum of China, the Lao She Teahouse and the China Museum of History. Book in for a live show at Peking Opera, the National Centre for the Performing Arts and the National Grand Theatre. Acclaimed galleries, include the National Art Museum of China.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Beihai Park and Jingshan Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as well-tended gardens.
Attractions like the Temple of Heaven, the St. Joseph's Cathedral and Huabiao make great places to visit while you are in the area. The Beijing area features some evocative reminders of the past; don’t miss Front Gate and the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, you’ll be moved by the serene atmosphere at sacred places like Niujie Mosque.
Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe at popular nearby malls and markets such as the Dong Hua Men Night Market, the Xidan Shopping Center and Dazhalan.
To make sure you get the most out of Hepingmen, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao, the Regent Beijing, and the Peninsula Beijing.