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.
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.