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Beijing Underground City (DiXiaCheng)

Beijing Underground City (DiXiaCheng) - Beijing, China
Beijing Underground City (DiXiaCheng)
62 West Damochang Street, Beijing, China 100051Map
+86 10 6702 2657
Neighborhood: Qian Men
Overview

A 95-kilometer city lies beneath Beijing. Built between 1969-1979, during a period of Sino-Soviet tension, it was intended to house the area's population in case of enemy air raids. The complex even included daily necessities such as hairdressers and grocery stores. Visits are guided, but could be improved if the operators made re-creations of what underground life might have been like. What you do see is blocked-off tunnels and signs giving directions to Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace and other locations. It is worth a visit as long as you use your imagination.

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Beijing Underground City (DiXiaCheng) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
  • Nearest Train: Chongwenmen
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