Days Out: Trips & Tours
North Cathedral Bei Tang
Twin-towered Gothic cathedral painted blue with white trim. Largest Catholic cathedral in the city. Admission is free. Open daily from 09:00-17:00. At Xishiku Dajie, Beijing.
Famous hills and lake area with fishing for cyprinid, grass carp, crucian and blunt-snout bream. Fixed all you can catch fee. Open daily from 07:00-17:30. Student discount. Located two hours east of Beijing at Haizi Reservoir, Pinggu District.
Treaty Port Vineyards
Scottish castle and vineyard which offers vineyard tours and tastings as well as a vineyard shop. At Mulanguo, Daxindian, Penglai, Shandong 255612.
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
The most famous Buddhist temple outside of Tibet and home to around 70 monks. Open April - October from 09:00-16:30 and November to March from 09:00-16:00. At 12 Yonghe Gong Daje, Doncheng, Beijing.
Botanical Garden and Wofo Si
Botanical gardens which house Chinas largest plant collection. The grounds contain various attractions including Wofo Si, the Reclining Buddha Temple. See website for seasonal opening times. At Wofo Si Lu, Xiangshan, Haidian District, Beijing.
Chinese Ethnic Museum and Culture Park
Theme park devoted to all of Chinas ethnic minorities with giant models of buildings and a song and dance theatre with live performances. Open daily from 08:30-18:00. At 1 Minzuyuan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.