Dazhongsi, or Big Bell Museum, is one of my favorite spots to visit in Beijing. It is a bit out of the way; in fact, it’s a lot out of the way of the usual sights, so you would have to make an effort to go see it, but believe me, it’s really Beijing’s most interesting museum. It is closest to the Summer Palace, but it’s still about a 15-minute cab ride away. I have not been able to find out whether there is public transportation there, but I am sure a combination of buses would take you there. I took a cab there after the Summer Palace. If I remembered correctly, the driver charged us about 30 yuan, or less than $4 (I think).
Big Bell Museum, as its name implies, houses the largest and oldest ...Read More