One of Beijing’s heavy-hitters in the museum world, the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall boasts two unexpected features: it’s much more interesting than its name suggests, and it’s pretty poorly planned. Don’t let the lack of clear navigation around the building put you off, though; wherever you find yourself, you’re likely to find an interesting tidbit of history about our fair city, from its ancient demarcation to more recent infrastructural innovations. There are also plenty of scaled-down model Beijings to gawp at, and maybe even find the spot where you live now.
Don’t miss The gigantic model Beijing on the third floor (get the bird’s eye view from the fourth).
Estimated time One-and-a-half hours.
English provisions English headers and labels, but limited descriptions. No audio guides.