The best museums in Fengtai and Daxing

The southern edge of Beijing has got some worthwhile museums

We've all heard of the watermelon museum – if a fruity frenzy has got you heading south, pay a visit to these neighbouring museums while you're there.

Daxing

China Printing Museum (中国印刷博物馆)

This small, ramshackle museum does little to honour one of China’s great inventions, but scholars and those with a niche interest will get a kick out of the displays demonstrating different forms of printing from 200 BC onwards. Woodcuts and tools from across the dynasties are on display here, ...

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25 Xinghua Bei Lu

China Watermelon Museum (中国西瓜博物馆)

There’s nothing seedy about the Watermelon Museum of China. In fact it’s a modern, well-laid-out shrine to China’s favourite summer fruit. The museum is filled with facts about cultivation, breeding technology, distribution and more. Unsurprisingly it is not geared towards foreigners, so be ...

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Inside Zhengfu Dayuan Penggezhuangzhen (Fangshan)

Fengtai

Beijing Auto Museum (北京汽车博物馆)

One of the more architecturally impressive museums in the capital, this is a futuristic, curved metal complex, while inside, sleek staircases spiral up five floors in a vast atrium. You’re here for the cars though, and fortunately exhibits themselves are also of a good standard. The first ...

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Qiche Bowuguan Dong Lu

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