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St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church)

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Address: Wangfujing Dajie 74, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010/6524-0634
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A little church, entrance by the side. Plainly decorated inside & just go in for the experience. Exterior is beautiful, and a little square outside the main entrance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

At the back of our hotel. A nice and big park. Many people especially elders do dance in groups and couples. Music play and dance start. Feel free to take their photos. They will like it.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This is located before you reach the shopping district of Wafujing. At night several Chinese would gather here to exercise, in the morning young couples and kids practice their dancing. Inside parishioners pray. A pleasant surprise for a devout catholic in a Buddhist country.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our daughter in law.a native of Beijing,arranged for us to go and see the church this Sunday. Much to our delight, the 4pm Sunday Mass was about to begin. Even more of a welcome surprise was the Mass was in English! About 20% of the assembled congregation were Westerners. The church was packed with people. The music was very nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A little church, entrance by the side. Plainly decorated inside & just go in for the experience. Exterior is beautiful, and a little square outside the main entrance.

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A church near the Wangfujing street,very crowded at night ,with many people dancing in its yard with different ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended Mass there, and it was wonderful. The church is beautifully lit at night with groups of people dancing in its square. A seamless merging of public and sacred spaces, or secular and sacred. A tranquil oasis in the heart of Beijing's shopping district.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

nice to see this old religious structure in the city. A reminder to the west's influence upon China. Good for photos-either during the day or night. Never really crowded, so it's good and easy to visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In the evening, can see old folks dancing in groups and young ones doing street performance like break dance at outskirt of this place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you have time, after walking the Wangfujing Market and Wangfujing Avenue, you can have a look at the cathedral. I is about 15 minutes walking from Wangfujing Line 1 Subway exit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you are staying at Wangfujing area and this church is just behind your hotel, Sunworld dynasty, then you definitely will pass this church when you are walking to the wangfujing main street. At christmas eve, we enjoy the christmas choir for about half an hour. The light around the church at night was somehow soothing. It was really welcoming... More 

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