Exploring Beijing


NUO Hotel offers you some information and tips about Beijing travel and things to do

798 Art District

The birthplace of Beijing's vibrant contemporary art scene, this complex of 50-year-old decommissioned factory buildings, designed in Bauhaus style, is home to world class galleries, art stores, cafes and restaurants. Located in Dashanzi, in Beijing’s northeastern Chaoyang District, the 798 Art District is just five minutes by car from NUO Hotel Beijing.

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

The Summer Palace is one of the finest examples of imperial garden architecture in China, a graceful interplay of lakes, causeways, bridges and temples arranged around Longevity Hill. Located in Beijing's northwestern suburb of Haidian, the Summer Palace is 35 minutes by car from NUO Hotel Beijing.

The Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan)

Not to be confused with the Summer Palace, the Old Summer Palace ruins are located in another park nearby. Destroyed by the Allied Forces during the Second Opium War, the Chinese government elected to leave the ruins untouched as a park of remembrance. Today one of the capital’s greenest and quietest retreats, the Old Summer Palace is 30 minutes by car from NUO Hotel Beijing.

Temple of Heaven

Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, the Temple of Heaven is where the emperor would travel to each year to pray for a bounteous harvest. About 30 minutes by car from NUO Hotel Beijing, the surrounding 267 hectare park is one of the most pleasant places in the capital for a stroll, or to watch the locals engage in leisurely pursuits like dancing and tai chi.

Forbidden City

The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, was the imperial seat for over five centuries during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Constructed between 1406 and 1420 at the heart of the central axis of Beijing, it remains the world's largest palace complex, once the exclusive home of the emperor and his inner circle of palace eunuchs and concubines. The Forbidden City is 20 minutes by car from NUO Hotel Beijing.

Lama Temple

A former imperial palace turned lamasery, this active Buddhist temple has over 300 years of history, and boasts one of the world’s largest wooden statues of the Buddha. Tucked away in one of Beijing’s most vibrant hutong districts, Lama Temple is 20 minutes away by car from NUO Hotel Beijing.

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