West of Beijing's Tian'anmen Square is Dingdu Peak. Open to the public on May 2013, the pavilion is a showcase of traditional Chinese architecture.
Dingdu Pavilion echoes the Tongzhou Grand Canal at the eastern end of Chang'an Avenue and is a popular place to get a view of the capital.
There are other famous scenic spots in surrounding areas, such as Tanzhe Temple and Jietai Temple with nearly 1,000 years of history.
Location: Dingdufeng, Tanzhe Temple Town, Mentougou District, Beijing
Transportation: Take subway line 1 to the western end station Pingguoyuan, then take bus No. 931 or 981 and get off at the stop of Fengcun.
Entrance fee: 50 yuan
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.