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Parks
===Parks===
* <see name="Temple of Heaven" alt="天坛 Tiāntán" price="Park and historical sights (like the temple) ¥35 (¥30 in winter half year), park only ¥15 (¥10 in winter half year)">Far south east of Qianmen and the Tiananmen Square. Not only a beautiful sight, but also surrounded by a vast public park popular with local residents practicing tai chi, dancing, and so on in the mornings and on weekends. Home to many ancient trees, this is also the greenest place in Beijing. Just a short stroll away from the historical sights will bring you to peaceful woods and, amazingly, solitude (especially toward the West Gate). The temple itself was the site where the emperor prayed every year for good harvests and fair weather. Sadly there are few good views of the temple from outside the inner compound wall, which costs extra to enter. The most convenient way for getting there is taking the Subway Line 5 to the Tiantandongmen Station (this is Tiantan's East Gate). It also can be reached by buses 2, 7, 17, 20, 110, 120, 803, 814, 826 to the West Gate (天坛西门 ''Tiāntán Xīmén''); or buses 35 and 106 to the North Gate (天坛北门 ''Tiāntán Běimén''). Bear in mind that walking around this park will take some time. The park also has some of the cheapest souvenir shops in the city with posted prices, so if you're allergic to haggling, make a visit.</see>
*<see name="Longtan Park" alt="龙潭公园 Lóngtángōngyuán" address="Longtan Road 龙潭路" directions="East of Temple of Heaven just within the southeast corner of ring road 2; bus 958, 8, 116, 938, 60, 6 to Northwest gate, 352, 12, 684, 750 to West gate, 37, 122, 3, 434, 800 to East gate" phone="+86 10 67144336; +86 10 67167319" url="" hours="6 AM-8:30 PM" price="¥2" lat="" long="">Park with lake, boats for hire, teahouses and a restaurant, childrens playground, pavilions, a bird market and a lot of dragons. There is also a climbing wall and a roller skating area in the park.</see>
===Other===
[[Image:Beijing_underground_city.jpg|thumb|250px|Mao-era propaganda in the Underground City]]
*<see name="Beijing Underground City" alt="地下城 Dìxià Chéng" address="62 Xi Da Mo Hutong 西大么胡同62号" directions="" phone="+86 (0)10 6702 2657" url="" hours="Daily 8.30am-6pm" price="¥20" lat="" long="">During the 1970s, 85km2 of tunnels and vaults were build beneath Beijing as a precaution in the event of a nuclear war. Now one small section of this is accessable for tourists. As of August 2009, this was closed.</see>
 
* <see name="Qianmen" alt="前门; Qiánmén" address="" directions="South end of Tian'anmen Square" phone="+86 10 6522 9384" email="" fax="" url="" hours="9AM-4PM" price="&yen;10">Built in 1419 as the front gate of the inner city wall. Was originally only used by the emperor on his way to Tiantan. Now it houses exhibits with photos and models of the old city.</see>
==Buy==
* <buy name="Hong Qiao (Pearl) Market" alt="红桥市场 Hóngqiáo Shìchǎng">Not far from the Temple of Heaven. Worth visiting for the state-run silk market but more especially for the pearl market in the building opposite. The top two floors of this market are filled with jewelry, and this may be the best place in China to buy pearls, coral, turquoise, amber and other semi-precious stones. The top floor features high-end jewelry stores, but the floor below has small merchant stalls still selling good quality pearls and other beads. Lower floors have the usual purses, leather goods, clothing, handcrafts like chess sets or chopsticks, and electronics. The presence of a large number of stalls keeps the prices fairly keen, but shop around, keep a smile on your face and bargain hard.On weekdays, when customer traffic is low, be prepared to be yelled at, have a range of products shoved into your hands and face and be physically grabbed and pushed. Anything to get you to buy their merchandise</buy>
*<buy name="New World Shopping Centre" alt="新世界中心; Xīnshìjièzhōngxīn" address="3 Chongwenmenwai Street (崇文门外大街3号; Chóngwénménwàidàjiē)" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.nwcl.com.hk/newworldcentre_bj/index-e.asp" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Five storied shopping mall.</buy>
*<buy name="Qianmen Carpet Co." alt="前门地毯公司; Qiánméndìtǎngōngsī" address="Xingfu Street (幸福街59号; 幸福街)" directions="" phone="+86 10 6715 1687" url="http://www.carpetrealm.com/" hours="9:30 AM - 5:30 PM" price="" lat="" long="">Claims to be the first established antique carpet dealer in China. Sells antique carpets as well as reproductions.</buy>
*<buy name="Chongwenmen Food Market" alt="崇文门菜市场; Chóngwénméncàishìchǎng" address="1 Chongwenmen Street (崇文门外大街1号; Chóngwénménwàidàjiē)" directions="Just south of Chongwenmen Metro Station" phone="+86 10 6702 0308" url="" hours="7:30 AM - 8:30 PM" price="Cheap" lat="" long="">Traditional indoor food market with lots of small stalls with all kind of fresh food ingredients. This is the oldest remaining traditional food market in Beijing and worth a visit, also if you are not buying anything.'''Has been demolished in 2010.'''</buy>
*<buy name="Soshow" alt="" address="Chongwenmenwai Street (崇文门外大街; Chóngwénménwàidàjiē)" directions="Just south of Chongwenmen Metro Station" phone="+86 10 5167 1241" url="http://www.soshow.com.cn/" hours="Su-Th 10 AM - 9 PM; Fr-Sa 10 AM - 9:30 PM" price="" lat="" long="">Entertainment Shopping Center for the young, rich and modern Beijingers.</buy>
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*<sleep name="Shindom Hotel" alt="欣燕都连锁; Xīnyàndūliánsuǒ" address="Building 12 Jianhua Roads Of Jianguomenwai Dajie Avenue (崇内大街船板胡同24号‎)" directions="" phone="+86 10 65685577" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double rooms at discounted rates of ¥270 including breakfast" lat="" long="">Two star hotel close to Beijing Railway Station. Free internet in the room. Business and meeting facilities available. Chinese restaurant and room service.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Days Inn Joiest Beijing" alt="" address="14 Zhushikou East Street (珠市口东大街14号; Zhūshìkǒudōngdàjiē) " directions="" phone="+86 10 67077799" url="http://www.daysinndaysinnjoiestbeijing.cn/english/hotel/03a.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="Disounted rates for doubles of ¥299, breakfast ¥38" lat="" long="">American run hotel from 2006. Satellite TV and free internet in rooms. Meeting facilities, currency exchange, laundry service available. Chinese and Western restaurants. Small but clean rooms. Location convinient for Tiantan but quite far away from the nearest metro.
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*<sleep name="Hong Run Hotel" alt="" address="28 Baiqiao Street (Báiqiáo Dàjiē; 白桥大街28号)" directions="" phone="+86 10 67196888" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Discounted rate for a standard double room of ¥388. Breakfast ¥25" lat="" long="">This three star business hotel from 2007 is located close to Beijing Railway Station, East Ring Road Two and Tian Tan. Free internet in the rooms. Standard business facilities available as well as Chinese restaurant, room service and beauty salon.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Chongwenmen Hotel" alt="崇文门饭店; Chóngwénménfàndiàn" address="2 West Chongwenmen Street (崇文门西大街2号; Chóngwénménxīdàjiē)" directions="Just south of Chongwenmen Metro Station" phone="+86 10 6512 2211" email="" fax="" url="http://www.chongwenmenhotelbeijing.cn/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Listed rates for doubles from ¥780, discounted rates from ¥388; breakfast ¥58">Three star hotel. Internet available in rooms against a surcharge. Rooms with aircon and frigde. Conference rooms, business center, sauna, billiards hall, bowling alley, beauty salon, karaoke, shopping arcade, gymnasium and a massage center available. Cantonese, Korean and Western restaurants. Convinient location close to metro, shopping and city centre. Clean but small rooms. Friendly staff but not very efficient housekeeping. Breakfast seems to be overpriced.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Judge Home Hotel" alt="北京法官之家酒店; Běijīngfǎguānzhījiājiǔdiàn" address="9 Beihuashi Street (北花市大街9号; Běihuāshìdàjiē)" directions="" phone="+86 10 67551188" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Listed rates for doubles from ¥880, discounted rates from ¥388; breakfast ¥30" lat="" long="">Meeting facilities, business center, currency exchange, gift shop, beauty salon, ticket office, laundry service, karaoke, chess/poker room, fitness and foot massage available. Chinese restaurant, tea house and room service.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Pei Xin Hotel Beijing" alt="北京培新宾馆; Běijīngpéixīnbīnguǎn" address="5 Peixin Sreet (培新街5号; Péixīnjiē)" directions="" phone="+86 10 67125588" url="http://www.peixinhotelbeijing.cn/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Listed rates for doubles from ¥1,280, discounted from ¥478; breakfast ¥58" lat="" long="">Four star hotel. Free internet. Meeting facilities, currency exchange, beauty salon, ticket office, sauna and laundry service available. Chinese and western restaurant, bar/lounge.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Tiantan Hotel" alt="天坛饭店; Tiāntánfàndiàn" address="Tiyuguan West Road (体育馆西路; Tǐyùguǎnxīlù)" directions="" phone="+86 10 67190666" url="http://www.tiantanhotel.com/EN/Default.aspx" checkin="" checkout="" price="Listed rates for doubles from ¥1,343, discounted from ¥538; breakfast ¥78" lat="" long="">Four star hotel from 1991 and rebuild in 2005. Rooms with satellite TV, electronic safe, free internet, mini bar and coffe facilities. Meeting facilities, business center, karaoke, chess/poker room, pool/billiards room, table tennis room and fitness facilities available. Chinese restaurant, coffee shop and bar/lounge.</sleep>
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