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.