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The city that got the ultimate makeover

Beijing, like many large Asian cities, is a merging of ancient and modern. Groundbreaking architecture, plush five star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants now rub shoulders with relics of the city’s past, be they street hawkers, traditional neighborhoods or UNESCO World Heritage sights.

Film printing machinePhilip Jägenstedt / CC BY 2.0
China Film Museum.

China Film Museum

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China Film Museum

You don't have to be a Chinese film buff to enjoy this museum

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Crash a jeep into a wall, get chased by a T-Rex or put sound effects to an old Chinese movie at this enormous museum dedicated to all things film. With an entrance that resembles a giant clapper board and an investment of 550 million yuan, no expense has been spared.

A good number of the plaques are in Chinese, but there’s enough here to keep foreign tourists and kids happy too. For fans of Chinese film, this is a must see stop on your tour of Beijing.

China Film Museum
9 Nanying Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing
86 (0)10 6438 1229
Open 9am-4.30pm Tue-Sat, entrance closes at 4 pm