China Railway Museum Dongjiao branch (中国铁道博物馆东郊馆)

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1 Jiuxianqiao Bei Lu

Wandering among the 40-odd hulking steam engines at the China Railway Museum, one almost expects them to burst into life at any second. It’s like a graveyard for these huge, ever-impressive locomotives. Perhaps the most stunning specimen on display is the famous Mao Zedong train, the front of which bears his image on a large iron badge, like Tiananmen Gate on wheels. Pretend you’re a train conductor in the few locomotives that can be explored from the inside; it’s a photo-op no-brainer. Even better: go for a visit during the week and you’ll practically have the whole place to yourself. All aboard!


Don't miss: The Mao Zedong train.

Estimated time: One hour.

English provisions English descriptions are good throughout.

Venue name: China Railway Museum Dongjiao branch (中国铁道博物馆东郊馆)
Contact:
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue-Sun
Admission: 20RMB
English address: 1 Jiuxianqiao Bei Lu Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区酒仙桥北路1号院北侧