Zhalan Cemetery

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6 Chegongzhuang Lu
China hasn’t always had an easy relationship with foreigners, but there are places in Beijing that show how they have been accepted and even celebrated by the city. The Legation Quarter is the most obvious, but a less well known one is Zhalan Cemetery. This small but attractive location contains the graves of 88 Jesuits who opened up scientific and cultural dialogues with China in the 1600s. It’s the perfect place to reflect on China’s changing attitudes towards the West, as it has been alternately attacked and protected according to changing political winds.
Venue name: Zhalan Cemetery
Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Mon- Fri
Admission: 10RMB
English address: Beijing Administrative College, 6 Chegongzhuang Lu, Haidan district
Chinese address: 海淀区车公庄路 6号北京行政管理学院
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