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Beijing Capital Museum

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Address: No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors...

Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.

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Beijing Culture Tour of Capital Museum, Panjiayuan Flea Market and 798 Art Zone
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Impressive building, mush less as a museum

The building is very impressive, with a round structure on the east side and rectangular structure for the rest. The entrance is impressive. The round structure is hard to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The building is very impressive, with a round structure on the east side and rectangular structure for the rest. The entrance is impressive. The round structure is hard to navigate through. you can go up using the escalators, but not down. It is not connected to the rest of the museum in some floors. The exhibitions reflect a bit of... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Third time I've been in this museum, it has excellent architectural design and all exhibitions are nicely arranged and themed (split over several floors), illumination is very good; and you could easily spend 2-3 hours in an eye's blink. Recommended during weekends or low seasons. Local people use museums as "school vacation nurseries" and the place can become quite noisy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Eclectic and perhaps slightly curiously laid out, this museum contains a lot of pottery, jade and clothing. The English descriptions on many of the items are very bare bones (cup, bowl, jug, for example) but as this is a Chinese museum that doesn't seem too much of a negative. In other exhibitions the information is plentiful, and I found the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The location near MRT makes it easily accessible. The building itself is an interesting design. The bubble lift gives a nice view of the expansive hall. The lift is a little small and cannot fit many people. There is only one A lot of effort is put into the displays. Lighting is perfect. The flow of human traffic can be... More 

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Shenyang China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beautiful modern building housing really fine exhibits of Chinese porcelain, Buddhist and Hindu statues, street scenes from past periods and the history of Beijing and all for free. Very easy to get to by subway and a pleasure to learn more about the City of Beijing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not usually on your common or popular itinerary. However, the Capital Museum is a great space for those who are interested in the story of Beijing and how it grew. You get to learn about Beijing as a city, it's history and development against the history of the world. There are a number of permanent exhibits that highlight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Surprisingly I only saw one other 'white' person in my whole time here. The architecture of the building is grand, played hardest by the leaning tower that protrudes from the cavernous central hall into the outside facade. My focus remained on the building design throughout the visit. The artefacts and main exhibitions were pretty good but not entirely my thing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you really like history and like China this place is great! It has many Chinese arts and artifacts. It also goes through the Chinese history and dynasties through the artifacts and collections so it is a really organized and nice museum to go to.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Free museum : you just need your passport or your ID (we only had our French ID and they were OK with that !) Interesting museum : just the best for each topic...the best bouddhas, the best porcelaines.... And a very beautiful building for architecture fans like us !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a beautiful space. With over 80K artefacts, you won't worry that you missed somenthing about the Chinese culture, archeology and history. It is a massive building, forbidding from the outside; the interiors are extraordinarily well presented. The huge hall featuring a bronze cilinder the size of 5 story building and an archway from Ming dynasty centrally placed. We... More 

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