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Capital Museum

Postby inbeijing » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:54 pm

Telephone: 8610-63393339/63370491/63370492 Address: 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District, Beijing Ticket: Free entry

At a cost of 1.23 billion yuan (US$147 million), the new Capital Museum can accommodate 2,000 visitors daily. With a floor area of more than 60,000 square meters, Capital Museum is second only to the National Museum of China in terms of size. To see all the exhibitions in the new museum, it would take at least four or five hours. There are 5,622 items on display, almost 10 times the number of exhibits displayed at the old venue. With its magnificent architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, the Capital Museum, large and modern, makes its contribution to the titles such as "famous historical and cultural city", "cultural center" and "international metropolis" of Beijing and ranks among the first class museums both at home and abroad.

To make visits more convenient for foreign visitors, English and Japanese services are available. Other languages will be added in the future.

Bus: 1, 4, 52 and 37, get off at Gonghuidalou station
Metro: Line 1 and get off at Muxidi Station,
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Tuesdays through Sundays

1. Jingweilou
If you want to eat some traditional Beijing snacks, foods that have been satisfying the city's populace for centuries, Jingweilou is an ideal place for you to taste Beijing snacks and foods.

Recommended snacks:
Rolling Donkey (Lu Da Gun): refers to a kind of cake made with steamed glutinous millet or steamed sticky rice, filled with red pea, and then drizzled over with fried bean flour. After being cut into blocks, the cake is rolled in soybean flour, looking like a donkey rolling on the ground raising dust, hence the name.

Pea Flour Cake (Wan Dou Huang): Made with white peas, pea flour cake is a favorite springtime snack, and was very popular among members of the imperial court.

Mung Bean Milk (Dou Zhi): It looks grayish-green, tastes mostly sour with a tinge of sweetness, and has a peculiar odor – it's definitely an acquired taste. First-timers often drink mung bean milk accompanied with a few Chinese-style pickle wedges, which locals say makes it easier to go down.

Filled Sausage is a dish made with intestine filled with starch, minced meat and some spices. It is first steamed and then cut into cubes and fried. When it is done, it looks inviting with salty water and garlic juice.

Fried liver is actually done with such raw material as pig's intestines and some liver with soy sauce, mashed garlic, starch, aniseed etc. as seasonings. The intestine is boiled with seasonings and later the liver is added. When cooked, the juice is sparkling and clear while the intestine is tender and the liver is tasty.

Address: Floor 9, Mingyuan Hotel(West of Parkson), No.99 Fuxingmenwaidajie, Fuxingmen Subway Station
Open: 10:30-23:00
Telephone: 8610-58399511/58399980

2. Qingfeng Steamed Stuffed Bun Restaurant
An old brand name in Beijing, it features baozi stuffed with three fillings, lean pork, mushroom and shelled shrimps.
Address: Building 22, Muxidi Subway Station, Haidian District
Telephone: 8610-63481988

Besides, there are many Chinese and western style restaurants as well as coffee shop in 1st, 2nd, 5th floor of Parkson. So eating in Parkson is a good choice too.

Notice to visitors:
1. Admission by ticket only. No smoking inside the museum.
2. Please accept the security check and obey the relevant provisions of the Museum and follow the instruction of the working staff.
3. People having difficulty in moving about or with potential disease should be accompanied by others.
4 .Please exercise caution for some exhibition halls have smooth floors and dark light.
5. Please exercise caution and protect your personal articles when passing the ladders, alleyways and corridors. Please maintain public hygiene. Dispose of waste only in marked litter containers.
6. Those who are not properly dressed, inebriated or suffering from mental disorders shall not enter the Museum.
7. No drinks, food or the utensils, animals, combustible and explosive goods, dangerous articles, controlled instruments and other dangerous articles shall be taken into the museum. Video recording and flash photography are forbidden.
8. Tripods are not allowed in exhibition halls.
9. Please don't touch the exhibits. Do not climb or lie down.
10. Please observe public order. Shoes having wheels such as roller-skates and Heelys are prohibited inside the museum. Please speak quietly and avoid running, playing and using mobile phones in the exhibition halls.

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby lisaeax » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:29 pm

Is there any English explanation inside?

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby sidjohn » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:14 pm

lisaeax wrote:Is there any English explanation inside?

lisaeax, You have a good question dude but here I would like to add the inbeijing already mentioned that
English and Japanese services are available.
so if you are thinking to go for it then there you should not need to be worry about it. :arrow: Go ahead and have fun if it seems interesting place to you.

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby Jackson » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:54 am

I also would love to say that go buddy and I am so sure during this you will get something amazing which will be marvelous for you. What say guys am I right? Anyway have a good time dude.

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby Davina » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:23 pm

I am so sure that buddy if you will be there then it would be very nice and amazing time for me to be there again and again, thanks for the stuff buddy, may you have good and marvelous time while exploring different places.

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby Jackson » Wed May 18, 2016 3:01 pm

Well said dude I am so sure he will have a nice time there like all other members. anyway buddy I wants to know something about you would you like to share with all of us? i hope you will reply me soon.

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby haven » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:26 pm

Capital Museum is a really nice destiantion or attraction for travelling point of view. I wish I Will explore this attraction once again in my future life. I would like to suggest you to go there with your friends. So Whats your personal experience of this destination?

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Re: Capital Museum

Postby Davina » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:22 am

Well, so much happy to let you all know that my younger sis and bro is on China's tour for the first time, and seems like that both of them are so much excited to see the beautiful places of it, and i am so sure that it will be one of the most amazing time for me to have fun there and i like to suggest them to explore the Capital Museum.

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