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Beijing Capital Museum, Beijing

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Discover the artistic heritage of imperial China at Beijing Capital Museum, which focuses particularly on artifacts found around the capital. Established in 1981 and relocated to postmodern steel-and-glass facility in 2006, the museum boasts a collection of over 200,000 pieces, though it displays just a small number of these at any one time. Take a tour through the history of the country, and at times the wider region, by admiring the designs and differences of the porcelain, bronze figures and jewelry, calligraphy, jade ornaments and jewelry, and paintings from different eras. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Beijing Capital Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Among all the buildings we visited in Beijing, this great Museum is one of the most beautiful and the most interesting, finally if you have a good guide, because alone if you don't speak Chinese is a little difficult
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  • The Capital museum gave great insight into life in Beijing through time. There was also a special exhibition about Buddha. A first class museum.  more »
  • ABOUT: Comprehensive museum of the history of Beijing, from its founding through its establishment as capital of historic China and transition into capital of modern China. MUST SEE: Exhibitions on th...  more »
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  • Excellent museum, great collection of artifacts. There's a really great coin collection and collection of stuff from temples that's a bit hard to reach near the very top which was one of the best parts. Be sure to see that.
  • Great artifacts here. Good Chinese opera masks. Very clean. Free entrance. Worth a visit.
  • Oh. My. God. This museum is HUGE and is amazing. Better than the National Museum of China, in my opinion. A short 5 minute walk from the nearest subway station, and the museum towers before you! The museum is so high, that when there is a lot of fog, the museum seems to "stretch into the clouds"! There is also a lot of parking too! Entry is free, and the staff are really nice! I forgot to bring my passport, but the lady at the desk helped me, and I got to go in! That huge black thing is an auditorium, which showcases movies about the history of Beijing. I really learned a lot! There are also tens of exhibits, from ancient jade sculptures, to artifacts from Buddhist temples. The cafe also serves tasty and cheap food (a buffet, to be exact). The gift shop is a bit disappointing, however, so sorry souvenir lovers! The museum also has a clean and modern design. A must-see in Beijing!
  • Magnificent building. Great place to visit.
  • Interesting exhibits featured. The main exhibit showcases the history of china through the relics unearthed over the years. Most of the exhibits are in Chinese though with few English captions.

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