Beijing Southeastern Watchtower

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Beijing Southeastern Watchtower

Beijing Southeastern Watchtower
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Observation Decks & Towers
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Monday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Tuesday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Wednesday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Thursday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Friday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Saturday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
Sunday
9:07 AM - 4:33 PM
The area
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How to get there
  • Jianguomen • 10 min walk

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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,056 contributions
Pretty flags
Sep 2019 • Couples
The watch tower has been restored well and is now a home to exhibitions. On our trip it was an exhibition on old movie posters from over the years in China. You can walk around the tower and part of the wall. The wall is flanked with many flags making it look pretty. You can also see part of the old wall left in ruin. It’s a shame the wall was not restored instead of knocking most of it down, which makes this place extra special as it remains.
Written September 17, 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Tower of the Ming inner city wall
Mar 2017 • Family
The Ming Dynasty Southeastern Watchtower is a massive stone fortification. Attached to the tower is a 100 meter section of the original Ming inner city wall which runs into the restored Ming city wall and park. Inside the fort is an art gallery. The watch tower was stormed by Western forces during the Boxer Rebellion and soldier's graffiti can be seen carved into the stone wall in places. A nice and easy walk from our hotel on Chongwenmen.
Written April 5, 2017
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Raj D
Wailea, HI63 contributions
The history here is exceptional. Walking distance from hotel
Jun 2015 • Family
Take a day to see many watchtowers,city walls. Walk to the square and see the incredible Forbidden City.
Written December 15, 2015
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David H
248 contributions
Cool
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is avery quiet area so a must see. The wall has been restored along with the watch tower. In fact you can still see pat of the wall flow into the horizon from one perspective. The watch tower has an art gallery in it on certain days, always interesting to see art in form.
Written August 16, 2015
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Asiantraveler53
Chelsea, MI327 contributions
Out of the way from busy sites
Nov 2014 • Solo
I like this watch tower. It is part of the old Ming wall. It is either a mile plus walk along the wall or a mile south of the ancient observatory. I did mot find anyway to get inside at least on the day I was there it was not open. It restored and looks good for pictures.
Written July 19, 2015
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Wayne B
Perth, Australia965 contributions
A less visited attraction very close to the centre
Oct 2013 • Family
Easy to find if you use either line 5 or line 1 , I caught line 5 to Chongwenmen then walked east along the remains of the old wall , about 1.5 Km. You then reach the watchtower , entry is only 10 rmb, great views of Beijing railway station ( though I don't think you are supposed to take pictures ) the watch tower itself is big , a good art gallery on the top flloor and a photographic exhibition of the 9 gates that once surrounded ( amazing the destruction that took place in 20 century ) . It is then an easy walk north to gianguomam station on line 1
Written October 13, 2013
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AnnieAndHamish
Melbourne, Australia10,713 contributions
Interesting and also incorporate the Red Gate Gallery
Jan 2013 • Couples
Bit tricky to find if you are on foot. Surrounded by freeway overpasses but well worth visiting if you are into ancient Beijing. There is a small park on the way which incorporates stretches of the old Ming City walls and its attaches to the old inner City Walls & Watchtower.
Not a biggie if you only have limited days to see th major spots of Beijing. But if you have a few days spare & into history it is worth the visit.
The outside areas like the guard towers have been restored but once inside you will be impressed by the huge beams & archer's windows. The watchtower also houses the Red Gate Gallery which has modern art on the ground floor and old photographs & exhibits of old Beijing on the upper floors. Its also a shortish walk from here to the Ancient Observatory so you can combine the two.
Written March 23, 2013
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