These historical and cultural sites have reopened to the public
A number of places that were closed during the last outbreaks in Beijing have been reopened to the public from July 15 through this week, including a number of temples, historic sites, scenic spots and more. Again.
Yonghegong Lama Temple
Beijing’s best-known Tibetan Buddhist temple reopened on July 19. Hours of operation through October 31 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to a temple announcement, tour times will be split between morning and afternoon, with 12,000 tickets available for morning tours and 10,000 for afternoon tours each day.
Tickets will be sold online only at this time, and you can pre-book via Yonghegong WeChat official account.
Prince Gong Mansion
Considered the largest and best-preserved princely domain of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), this location just north of Shichahai also reopened on July 19. The museum is currently open at 75% capacity with NAT results with 72 hour validity required for entry. . Tickets can be purchased through Meituan*.
Beijing Baiyun Temple
Located southwest of Fuxingmen in Xicheng District, it is one of the largest Taoist temple monasteries in Beijing (fun fact: it also has a sister temple of the same name in Shanghai) dating back to the Tang Dynasty ( 618-907).
Reopened since July 15, the temple is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a clear travel map, health kit and normal temperature required to enter. Tickets can be pre-booked via the QR code below (follow the instructions in this WeChat article).
This temple, located not far from the Baiyun Temple on Niu Jie, has been dated to 608, under the Sui Dynasty. It is best known for its pagoda, which, although rebuilt in the Qing dynasty, was all wood when it was originally built.
Reopened on July 15, the temple’s opening hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and entry requirements include a clear travel card, health kit, and NAT test results taken within 72 hours. Free entry.
Badaling Great Wall Night Tours
One interesting thing to come out of these reopenings are the night tours of the Badaling section of the Great Wall. According to 最爱大北京, the Guancheng West section of the Badaling Wall will be illuminated from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, allowing visitors to visit the ramparts until late in the evening.
Night tours will also be open on public holidays, with Guangchang West open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Seats can be reserved by searching the official WeChat account 长城内外旅游 or by calling 010-61118002.
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