Dongcheng District, Beijing

Dongcheng (Chinese东城 区, pinyin Dongcheng Qū, translates as " Eastern District ") is a district of the Chinese capital Beijing. After the township was dissolved Chongwen and integrates its area in Dongcheng on 1 July 2010, it has an area of ​​41.84 km ² and around 865,000 inhabitants ( 2010).


Dongcheng is located in the northeast of the historical old town.

The municipality is home to many important streets and places of interest. Wangfujing and Dongdan are well-known shopping streets in the district, the eastern part of the Chang'an Avenue and the north-eastern part of the Second Ring Road are also included in Dongcheng.

Administrative Divisions

Dongcheng consists of 17 road districts. These are:

  • Road district Anding (安定门 街道);
  • Road district Beixinqiao (北新桥 街道);
  • Road district Chaoyangmen (朝阳 门 街道);
  • Road district Chongwenmen Wai (崇文 门外 街道);
  • Road district Donghuamen (东华门 街道);
  • Road district Donghuashi (东 花市 街道);
  • Road district Dongsi (东 四 街道);
  • Road District Dongzhimen (东直门 街道);
  • Road district Hepingli (和平 里 街道);
  • Road district Jianguomen (建国门 街道);
  • Road district Jiaodaokou (交道口 街道);
  • Road district Jingshan (景山 街道);
  • Road District Longtan (龙潭 街道);
  • Street Qianmen district (前门 街道);
  • Road district Tiantan (天坛 街道);
  • Road district Tiyuguanlu (体育馆 路 街道);
  • Road district Yongdingmen Wai (永定门 外 街道).


The main attractions of the district include:

  • Beijing Railway Station;
  • The earth altar;
  • Temple of Heaven;
  • Beijing Temple of Confucius;
  • The Mao Mausoleum;
  • The Chinese National Gallery;
  • The National Museum of China;
  • The place at the Gate of Heavenly Peace
  • The Forbidden City;
  • Yonghe Gong of;
  • The Zhihua Temple.