Beijing’s Xuanwu Garden is located on Huaibaishu (槐柏树) Street. The garden’s area takes up about 8.37 acres. Previously known as Shanguo (善果) Temple, it was built during the Ming Dynasty and destroyed by an earthquake during the 1930s. In 1938, it was rebuilt by the local government and renamed the Xuanwu Garden.

Xuanwu Garden is a combination of both classic architectural design and modern landscape design techniques. It is scenic for its elegant style and offers a quiet escape that submerges itself in a peaceful environment. Xuanwu garden attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

Features: In the garden, there is a breathtaking display of decorative rocks that lines the garden, a lovely pool and waterfalls that protrude from the rear. The garden is separated into two parts: the West part and the East one. On the West side of the Garden, the water display sits amid the scenic waterfalls and is itself the central theme. As autumn approaches, senior citizens like to go there to do Tai Chi near the pool. In the Eastern part of the garden, there is a special type of wood-grain called “Shanlin” in Chinese, which means is “eye-catching” scenery. Pavilions are everywhere, in red and gray and are both high and low.

1 - Xuannan Cultural Museum

Xuannan Cultural MuseumThe Xuannan Cultural Museum lies inside Changchun Temple in the southern part of the city of Beijing. Focusing on the display of the folk culture of Xuan Nan in Beijing, the museum vividly exhibits the long history and rich cultural heritage of Xuan Nan. Xuan Nan is a smaller version of what the old Beijing used to look like. In the eight exhibition halls of the museum, tourists can view the mini-windmill, the jade antiques and the many precious instruments that are there, as well as discover the renowned cultural history of the famous Beijing Opera. Artists such as Meilanfang, Tanxinpei and Malianliang have been among the few that have had their work on display. Among them, Meilanfang is regarded as one of the greatest artists of modern Chinese history for introducing Beijing Opera to the United States of America, Japan and Russia in 1935.

2 - Xuanwu Garden

Xuanwu GardenBeijing’s Xuanwu Garden (宣武艺园) is located on Huaibaishu (槐柏树) Street. The garden’s area takes up about 8.37 acres. Previously known as Shanguo (善果) Temple, it was built during the Ming Dynasty and destroyed by an earthquake during the 1930s. In 1938, it was rebuilt by the local government and renamed the Xuanwu Garden.

3 - Yuetan Park

Yuetan ParkYuetan Park is located west of the Nan Li Shi Lu, Xicheng District. It was built in 1530 as a place for the emperors to worship the god of the moon and other stars. It is divided into two parts, the south park and the north park, with a total area of 8.12 hectares. The north park is mainly occupied by old architectures, while the south park is mainly taken up by ponds, rocks, and man-made hills. There are a lot of trees in Yuetan Park, such as pines, cypresses, phoenix trees, pomegranate trees, osmanthus trees and etc.

4 - Capital Museum

Capital MuseumThe Capital Museum is an art museum in Beijing, China. It opened in 1981 and moved into its present building in 2006, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures. Part of the museum’s collections was formerly housed in the Confucius Temple on Guozijian Road in Beijing. The Beijing Capital Museum today contains over 200,000 cultural relics in its collection, only a small fraction of it are exhibited, and a significant percentage of the museum's art collection came from artifacts unearthed in Beijing.

5 - The Imperial Temple

The Imperial TempleThe Imperial Temple of Emperors of Successive Dynasties was built 470 years ago in 1530, or the 9th year of Emperor Jiajing’s reign in the Ming Dynasty. It was the only imperial temple in the Ming and Qing dynasties for worshiping the Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors, distinguished emperors, ministers, and generals of China in successive dynasties. As time passed by, more and more honored persons were enshrined there. During Emperor Qianlong’s reign in the Qing Dynasty, Jingde Chongsheng Hall housed tablets of 188 emperors, and the east and west wing halls housed those of 79 ministers and generals. Guandi Temple was built to worship Guan Yu, a hero of the Three Kingdoms period. By then the temple had housed the greatest number of tablets in the country. The fact that great leaders of all dynasties were enshrined in this temple implies the important trait of continuity within Chinese civilization. After the Republic of China was founded, the temple was converted for non-sacrificial uses. It was renamed No. 3 Girls High School of Beijing. In 1972, it was merged into No. 159 High School of Beijing. In 2000, government bodies at various levels began to finance a three-year renovation. It was officially opened to the public in April 2004.