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Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple

Open today: 9:07 AM - 4:04 PM
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Probably one of the least crowded museums in Beijing

Relatively small, yet comprehensive museum on traditional Chinese architecture in a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Worth visiting....

....if you are interested in historic architecture. I went on a Sunday morning and had the place... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
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22 Aug 2018
“Fully Restored Beautifully Carved Ceiling”
31 Jul 2017
“Probably one of the least crowded museums in Beijing”
Located on the old site of the Xiannong Altar, this specialty museum focuses on the collection, study and display of China’s ancient architectural technology and art.
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No.21 Dongjing Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
+86 10 6304 5608
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

It’s located in the restored Ming Dynasty temple. As it was in the middle of summer, it was very hot in the courtyard as well as in the exhibition halls. The exhibition included highly specific details on ancient construction techniques, materials and various styles of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Relatively small, yet comprehensive museum on traditional Chinese architecture in a peaceful environment. Some of the signs were only partially translated to English but they do have quite a few models and photos on display (including a big 1:1000 scale model of Beijing in 1949)....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This museum was pretty much bereft of visitors when we went,which is pretty unusual in Beijing! Situated in a somewhat hard to reach former temple, it tells the story of chinese architecture, both domestic and public. Lots of scale models, and as an added bonus,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

The nearest metro station is 2 km (25 min) walk. All the exhibit rooms are beautifully arranged and displayed with minimal English signs. The museum focuses on Chinese architecture through different dynastic periods and cultural influences. Most of the displays are photos of existing buildings....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

....if you are interested in historic architecture. I went on a Sunday morning and had the place almost completely to myself. This was the opposite of most of the other historic sites you'll see in Beijing, which are packed with mostly Chinese tourists. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

This museum is located in a temple, one of Beijing's ancient Ming altars. The main temple buildings hold an impressive number of artifacts and architecture. This is a great introduction to the sights you will see around China, or recap the sights you have seen....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

The 'Altar of Grain and Earth' gets a mixed review from me. I enjoyed my time there but I am aware that many would not. The temple itself is an interesting contrast to it's neighbor 'The Temple of Heaven' both in the fact that the...More

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30 October 2016|
Response from colinbrown855 | Reviewed this property |
Looks as though it's Tuesday to Sunday, 9-4. Well worth it if you can fit it into your plans. It has the great advantage of being very quiet! (Most of Beijing is exhaustingly busy!)