Because of work, Xiao Chu stayed in Beijing for half a year. Now that I’m here, I can’t leave empty-handed, so when I’m free on weekends, I always check in everywhere in Beijing with the cook and my camera.

Although half a year is a long time to say, there are not so many opportunities to actually go out and check out spots. Now I am going back to Wuhan soon, but I found that many places I wanted to go have not been there, leaving a lot of regrets. But life is like this, there are shortcomings is the real life. There are always regrets in Beijing, and I will come to Beijing again!

Not much gossip, let's zoom in on the movie first!

Historic monuments that are still beautiful
1. Forbidden City

Recommended index: ★★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★★

Fun index: ★★★★★

When it comes to Beijing, poi/3474.htmlThe Forbidden City is inevitable. poi/3474.html The Palace Museum is the largest museum in China. It not only has the most exhibits in the country, but also poi/3474.html The Palace Museum itself is a historical treasure.

Of course, when it comes to the Forbidden City, everyone also has troubles-too many people. Little cooks and cooks are not freelancers. When we can go to the Forbidden City, it is naturally when there are many people in the Forbidden City. Therefore, in order to shoot blockbuster films without people, not only the spirit of not being afraid of hardships and tiredness is required, but also skills and techniques are required.

One of the most important skills for taking pictures in the Forbidden City is to choose the right route and take pictures at different peaks. Because most of the people who go to the Forbidden City are tour groups, and tour groups often only visit the central axis, so the little chef suggests that you temporarily abandon the central axis when there are many people. Take a few steps to the side, and you will find that there are a lot fewer people in an instant, and the densely packed people on the central axis will become small ants and be ignored.

Of course, it is impossible to really give up the beauty of the central axis, so as long as the peak flow of people is staggered, it is still very easy to take pictures of the central axis. Generally speaking, around three o'clock in the afternoon is the time for the last wave of tourist groups to enter. So as long as you miss this wave and return to the main axis from north to south, the entire Forbidden City is yours.

▼Shooting near the Hall of Supreme Harmony at 4 p.m., empty and empty

▼The central axis in front of the Hall of Supreme Harmony, only at this time you can dominate

The big scene has the grandeur of the big scene, and the small scene has the delicacy of the small scene. At the same time, it takes luck to book a large scene, and patience is needed for a small scene without anyone. Due to the narrow range of scenes in small scenes, as long as you wait patiently, you can always wait until there is no one in the gap, which creates the illusion of a private room.

▼The long aisle from the Treasure Hall happens to have two connected door openings of the same size. Is it suitable for taking couple photos?

▼Tired of looking at the complete building? Only choose to photograph the door and steps, isn’t it delicate and beautiful!

▼The wall of the Forbidden City is a timeless Internet celebrity wall. Against this pure background, it is really beautiful no matter how you shoot it!

▼The gate of the Forbidden City is also a representative background

▼Find a corridor and take a symmetrical door opening

2. Temple of Heaven

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★

Fun index: ★★★

The Temple of Heaven can be said to be an old-fashioned scenic spot in Beijing. Many people even think that it is too old-fashioned and bypass this scenic spot. But the little cook and the cook insisted on coming, and received the beautiful scenery.

▼It is recommended to bring a super wide-angle and a tripod. It is unrealistic to want no one in such a large scene. It is necessary to remove tourists through post-superposition.

▼Climb up two steps, lean on the railing and take a close photo with the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

▼The platform on the second-to-last floor not only has fewer people, but also can take a group photo with the Huanggan Hall, which is very good.

▼Climb to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and take a group photo up close.

For the shooting of the Temple of Heaven, I still have some experience to recommend to everyone. The best time to shoot is early in the morning or late at night, when there are fewer people and the weather is cooler, and more layered light can be obtained. The little chef chose to come in the afternoon when the garden was close to closing time, not only avoiding the tourists and the crumbling top light in summer, but also getting the view of the sun slanting to the west.

PS: The Temple of Heaven is divided into general tickets and package tickets. The core attractions such as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Circular Mound Altar, and the Echo Wall all need to buy package tickets to go there. point. So don't just wait for the sun to set and miss the time.

3. Summer Palace

Recommended index: ★★★

Good shot index: ★★★

Fun index: ★★★

Between the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace, the chef chose the Summer Palace, but this trip was inevitably a bit disappointing. The reason for this is largely because it was too hot that day, and the cook and I entered from the north gate and climbed the mountain all the way, so we lost a lot of interest in having fun. It is recommended that you go again in spring or autumn.

There are several major features of the Summer Palace, and the promenade is one of its features, which is also an important reason for the little cook to come to the Summer Palace.

The promenade has a main corridor and a side corridor. There are too many people in the main corridor, but there are fewer people in the side corridor.

The main corridor is close to Kunming Lake, where you can overlook the lake and cruise ships, which also has a special artistic conception.

Of course, the golden light piercing through the Seventeen-Arch Bridge in the Summer Palace is also a spectacle that many photographers are scrambling to chase, but the cook and I were so hot that day that I couldn’t watch it, so I put a beautiful picture on the Internet to seduce Everyone.

▼The picture comes from the Internet, Invasion Shan

Those interesting and well-photographed museums/art galleries
1. Red Brick Art Museum

Recommended index: ★★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★★

Fun index: ★★★★☆

Address: 100 meters west of the intersection of Maquanying West Road, Shunbai Road, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Township, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Transportation: (Metro) Exit B of Maquanying Station on Line 15; (Bus) No. 944 Hegezhuang Station, No. 988 Xiangjiang North Road West Exit Station.

poi/9597016.html The Red Brick Art Museum is a long-awaited filming location for the little cook, and it is also the first place where the little cook and his wife check in in Beijing. As a new online celebrity check-in place, poi/9597016.html Red Brick Art Museum is full of features, and various shapes made of red square bricks are the best choice for concave shapes. The circular patio in the main hall and the perfect perspective effect of the Balian Cave are even more famous.

▼poi/9597016.html The entrance courtyard of the Red Brick Art Museum, the upper and lower floors complement each other in the form of concentric circles. The little cook was fascinated at the first sight when he saw it on the Internet. The movie "Sewing Machine Band" was filmed here, so he had to come and punch a card.

Hanging in the center of the patio is "The Lost Compass," one of the works in the "Dao Yin Wuming" exhibition. A piece of weather-beaten driftwood is surrounded by a frame made of thin steel rods with small cylindrical magnets.

▼Circle is the basic shape of the Red Brick Art Museum. In addition to the circular patio in the picture above, there are countless circular porches. The most famous of these should be the Eight Link Caves in the picture below. The eight brick-built round holes form a perfect perspective effect, and many celebrities check in here as souvenirs.


It is said to be an art museum, but it actually covers a large area. There are bridges and lakes inside. It looks like this porous bridge has been ruined by the cook.

Some other places in the Red Brick Art Museum:

When Little Cook went there, I happened to meet Olafur Eliasson who was holding the largest solo exhibition in China so far at the Red Brick Art Museum - Olafur Eliasson: Dao Yin is unknown, the museum ticket price Therefore, it has risen to 160 cards! It's really beautiful, and it's also suitable for taking pictures. It's a worthwhile trip.

The picture below is the first work in the exhibition "Yellow Sun". The huge glare and the ring seem to shine on you like a giant sun. Do you see that the photo of the little chef is a bit artistic?

▼This is another work "Combined Rainbow". The colors appearing faintly on the soft water curtain are very dreamy and blurred. There is a little trick when taking pictures. Let the model stand outside the water curtain, and the photographer walks into the water curtain. This will not only avoid tourists taking pictures, but also make the colors of the rainbow more prominent.

2. China Railway Museum (Dongjiao Museum)

Recommended index: ★★★★☆

Good shot index: ★★★★☆

Fun index: ★★★★☆

Address: Courtyard No. 1, Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

The China Railway Museum is the only national-level professional railway museum in China. It is divided into three pavilions, Zhengyangmen Pavilion, Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall and Dongjiao Pavilion. Little Cook only recommended the Dongjiao Pavilion, not only because of its large collection of trains, but also because it not only has indoor exhibition halls, but also has outdoor attractions, which are very suitable for taking pictures.

The Dongjiao Pavilion is located in Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang. It mainly exhibits locomotives and vehicles. There are more than 50 locomotives on display. It truly tells us the history of the development of the railway. the epitome of.

Among them, the most famous steam locomotive is the No. 0 steam locomotive, which can be called the treasure of the town hall, and the Mao Zedong and Zhu De named after great men.

You can't see it from a distance, but when you get closer, you can see that the steam train is so tall, and the wheels are as tall as a person.

At the end, there is also a locomotive, and you can also get in touch with the cute locomotive.

This design is much more beautiful than the current high-speed rail car carved out of a mold.

Out of the indoor exhibition hall, there are more to visit. Going to the left, there is an old station - the era station.

The train here does not have so many scruples, and you can have intimate contact at will.

Especially the locomotive, you can also climb up, which is difficult to experience elsewhere.

3. China Academy of Oil Painting

Recommended index: ★★★☆

Good shot index: ★★★★

Fun index: ★★

The China Academy of Oil Painting was originally a national art institution integrating oil painting creation, research, and teaching, but due to its tall architectural features, it has become an important shooting location for Internet celebrities.

The auditorium of the Academy of Oil Painting often holds some art exhibitions and press conferences, and the stairs in front of the door are often covered with red carpets. It's a pity that there were no activities when we went, and we were naked, otherwise we could experience the feeling of a star

The stairs in front of the auditorium are very advanced, and there are many art schools or models to take pictures.

It is best to wear simple and high-end clothes for shooting here, which will be more colorful. Take a handbag and look like a star on a catwalk.

4. Fangyuan Art Museum

Recommended index: ★★★

Good shot index: ★★☆

Fun index: ★★★

There are various art galleries in 798, and countless exhibitions are on display and curtain calls every day. This exhibition is one of the few free exhibition halls.



Although it doesn't cost money, the quality is still good. Therefore, although it is not very famous, the chef still recommends it to everyone. Even in the summer, it is excellent to enjoy the shade



There is such a beautiful church in Beijing
1. Xishiku Church

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★

Fun index: ★★★★

Address: No. 33, Xishiku Street, Beijing.

Xishiku Church, whose original name is the Church of the Savior, is commonly known as the North Church. Opened in 1703, it has long served as the cathedral of the Catholic Beijing Diocese and is one of the largest and oldest churches in Beijing.

It has been under renovation since last year, and finally opened this year. I am really happy that Xiaochu has a visit before returning to Wuhan.

▼As soon as you enter through the humble door, a straight avenue leads the church into view. With a medium-telephoto focal length, the church can be zoomed in instantly, and the momentum is magnificent.

▼The appearance of the church is still very distinctive, it can be described as a combination of Chinese and Western. There are actually two Chinese-style pavilions on both sides of the Western-style church. The contrast between Chinese and Western art is very strong.

It is quite shocking to walk into the church. Such a church is very beautiful in China, and such a clean roof is also very distinctive, which is relatively rare.

▼The colored windows of the church. Every time you look at the church, you have to appreciate the stained windows. The biblical myths are drawn with different colored glass, which has a unique beauty.

The atmosphere of the church is very quiet, which makes people's hearts calm down.

▼Icon of Jesus

When we went out, we found that the gate was closed. I don't know if it was because of some activities or just because of our coincidence. In short, we felt very lucky that we didn't make a trip in vain.

2. Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Cloth

Recommended index: ★★★

Good shot index: ★★★

Fun index: ★★☆

Address: No. 130, Xizhimen Inner Street, Xicheng District, Beijing.

The Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Cloth, also known as poi/6635.htmlXizhimen Catholic Church, commonly known as the West Church, is one of the four major Catholic churches in Beijing. It is also the one with the shortest history and the smallest scale among the four major Catholic churches in Beijing. Church founded by the Jesuits.

To be honest, we went to this transportation church completely by accident. It was not on the destination list before, mainly because it was very close to the hotel we were staying in. It was a coincidence that we happened to pass by and walk in to have a look.

▼From the perspective of architectural style, the interior is very similar to poi/5893.html Xishiku Church (North Church), which can be said to be a mini version of the North Church.

The wedding has just been held here, and the candles and bouquets have not been withdrawn, so I quickly took the opportunity to take a picture.

The wedding photos are still being taken outside, so I don’t have the nerve to rush to take a frontal photo, so I can only take a crooked photo and visit here.

On the whole, the West Hall is a smaller version of the North Hall, and it is more commercialized. I don't know what the other two churches are like. If I have a chance, I have to check in and complete them.

Don't miss those interesting shops
1. goodone old warehouse (Beijing warehouse)

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★

Fun index: ★★★★

Address: No. 2F-B-22-35, World Flower Holiday Plaza, Jiujingzhuang Road, Jiugong Town, Daxing District, Beijing

Goodone's old warehouse became popular in Xiamen, and now it has finally settled in Beijing from Beinanshang. There are all kinds of old things and boutiques inside, which are fun and easy to shoot.

Do you still have an impression of the old grocery store, Snowman Ice Cream? The original 5 cents is now 2 yuan and 5 yuan. The poster of Jay Chou Pepsi in the lower right corner is really bright! !

Walking in it, you inadvertently become the owner of a grocery store. The proprietress comes with a dozen pots and pans and takes them away~

A wall of old boxes are all solid wood, honest and honest.

Do you know about the second factory soda? The orange flavor of old Wuhan

The old refrigerator is also really cute

Those old objects always bring back childhood memories. Of course, if you know too much, you will reveal your age~

2. Starbucks Reserve Beijing Square Flagship Store

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★

Fun index: ★★★☆

Address: Building 3, Yard 13, Langfang Toutiao, Meishi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing.

Opened on June 29 this year, the Starbucks Reserve poi/23101787.html Beijing Square flagship store officially opened in poi/23101787.html Beijing Square. This Starbucks is rumored to be the first multi-experiential flagship store in China.

The store is large and divided into three floors. Very popular, we didn't go before 10 o'clock, and it was already full. There are three floors of Starbucks, and each floor sells different things. The first floor sells traditional coffee and Starbucks peripheral products.

▼Tea is sold on the second floor, but unfortunately there are no seats on the second floor, so I didn't experience Starbucks tea.

▼The connecting stairs between the two floors are also easier to photograph.

▼The third floor of Starbucks sells special blends (cocktails). This is probably the first Starbucks in China to sell alcohol!

The two of us ordered Melus, which was delicious!

Cheese bread sticks with Brie cheese, served with green olives, served on a large plate, and coffee, I don’t know who is the main course

3. Page One (Beijing Fang Store)

Recommended index: ★★★☆

Good shot index: ★★★☆

Fun index: ★★★☆

Address: Courtyard No. 21, Langfang Toutiao, Xicheng District, Beijing.

PageOne (poi/23101787.htmlBeijing Fangdian), also known as Qianmen, is a very distinctive bookstore in Beijing. It is open 24 hours a day, and its biggest feature is the large black bookshelf.

The bookstore is divided into three floors. The first and second floors are dominated by black bookshelves. On the third floor, they turn into white bookshelves, which are very bright.

There is also a huge floor-to-ceiling window upstairs, facing the front gate building, with a wide view and a very grand atmosphere.

PS: The bookstore seems to have strict restrictions on taking pictures, and cameras are not allowed to take pictures, so Xiaochu can only use mobile phones to take pictures here.

4. Beijing Square

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★☆

Fun index: ★★★★

It was a surprise to discover Beijing Fang. There are so many surprises in this newly opened place. PageOne, Starbucks selection stores are all located here, and there are a number of delicious places such as Jiqi, and the transportation is very convenient near the front door, so you can really do whatever you want.

Apart from the above, Beijing Fang itself is also a place with a good license plate. Many buildings are very distinctive.

At the same time, it is also a place of art. Do you think this graffiti wall is trendy?

5. That small restaurant

Recommended index: ★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★☆

Delicious index: ★★★★

When you come to Beijing, why not eat authentic Beijing cuisine? Tried that little restaurant by chance, it was very good. The decoration of the small restaurant imitates the Qing style, the simple and elegant tables, chairs and tableware give people a feeling of time travel.

▼Tremella pear soup, the taste is really good

▼Shining mashed potatoes, delicate taste

▼Radish skin mixed with jellyfish, crisp and refreshing

▼ Crispy prawns, this dish is super recommended, the shrimp meat is Q-bomb, the meat is plump, and the fried is just right, and the whole plate is eaten up!

1. Let Amway have an exhibition first—Saint Seiya Exhibition

"Saint Seiya Thirty Years Theme Exhibition"

Recommended index: ★★★★★

Good shot index: ★★★★★

Fun index: ★★★★★

Address: 1F, Joy City, Chaoyang, Beijing.

Tickets: 80/1 person, 150/2 person

Saint Seiya is a childhood memory, a boy's romance. Girls, don't ask me what's so fun about it, five stars for psychological empowerment. Why do you want to bring your girlfriend with you? Take pictures! It's okay if you have good friends.

▼A collection of unbeatable five Xiaoqiang, the ancestor of the protagonist Halo. The cook asked me what "Saint Seiya" was about. In one sentence, it was a story about a group of low-level but undefeated saints who persevered in saving the goddess Athena who was constantly being taken away.

▼Diamond Star Fist

▼Nebula Chain

▼Lushan Kanglongba

As expected of a 1:1 body, the shape is still very good. Although there is a slight flaw in not making the face, the luster on the holy clothes is still very dazzling.

I love archers in cartoons, and this holy clothing plays an important role in the sea fighter collection.

▼Oh, I'm frozen in absolute zero!

▼Pisces, there are roses everywhere!

By the way, I took a group photo on Qixi Festival, saving money

▼Virgo, a man who needs to be described as beautiful, but unfortunately he can't see his face.

▼The photo of the cook sitting on the throne, it would be perfect if there is a scepter of Athena!

2. Bird's Nest, Water Cube

Recommended index: ★★★☆

Good shot index: ★★★☆

Fun index: ★★★

Unless you want to go in and play, it is recommended to visit the Bird's Nest poi/10124.html Water Cube at night. The bird's nest can take pictures of the reflection on the water surface, and the poi/10124.htmlWater Cube will be lit at night.

▼The bird's nest in the reflection is extraordinarily enchanting.

▼I went on weekdays. It is said that it will be more beautiful if you go on weekends, and the colors will become colorful.

3. National Grand Theater

Recommended index: ★★★☆

Good shot index: ★★★☆

Fun index: ★★★

I have two regrets about the National Center for the Performing Arts. One is that I didn’t take pictures of the giant egg with water reflection, and the other is that I didn’t watch a performance inside.

Shooting the National Center for the Performing Arts at night is still a bit of a technical threshold, at least a long exposure with a tripod is required. In order to avoid internal overexposure, HDR synthesis is also used, so the effect is better.

No matter how good the technology is, what's the use, bad luck is in vain

4. Tiananmen Square

Recommended index: ★★

Good shot index: ★★

Fun index: ★★

I love Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The sun rises on Tiananmen Square~~ I have sung songs since I was a child, so I have to go and see them when I come to Beijing. One night after get off work, I wandered past, thinking no one was there, but was surprised. Not only is there a security check, but there are not many people at all. Reluctantly, I could only squeeze into the innermost place to take a panoramic photo.


I finally finished writing, and I finally recorded my life in Beidiao for the past six months. It would be even better if it can help you come to Beijing to play.

There are still many regrets in the half-year trip to Beijing. Beijing always has regrets. I will come to Beijing again. See you in Beijing!

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