About Dongcheng District
Photo courtesy of Forbidden City
Covering the eastern half of the center of Beijing, Dongcheng is home to some of the city's more important cultural sites including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The National Museum, Qienmen Market Street, Nanluoguxiang, the Drum and Bell towers, the Lama Temple, and the famous shopping and dining area Wangfujing. If you're in Beijing to see anything cultural or historical, then you'll be touring through Dongcheng quite a bit. In addition to the sites, the district has a lot to offer the eager palate in terms of amazing food, drink and nightlife.