Offbeat Activities in Beijing

For the quirky, cool and totally unclassifiable, check out Beijing's offbeat activities. Beijing has an underbelly, as does every major city, of odd attractions, strange museums and bizarre clubs that satisfy every oddball urge.

Morning Tai Chi is a fun way to start the day. Gathering in many of the city's major parks, you'll find old women with swords dancing around in the grass while men gather to listen to hand-held radios and practice centering their chi.

To spice things up, how about paragliding in the outskirts of Beijing? Odd enough for you? How about scary enough! If that's too much, scale it back to the Beijing Archery Club, which can help you hone in on your targeting skills while touring in China.

The Beijing Post Museum is a fun way to learn while enjoying an oddball activity and participating in further the joy of philately. Likewise, the coin museum is a fun way to learn the history of money in China as well as the economy and psychology of development. Meanwhile, the China Bee Museum is a fun way to learn about pollination while enjoying a bit of local fun and bizarre culture. Finally, the Bell Museum is a fun way to listen to minute changes in tones while enjoying a plethora of bells.

To stroll around and enjoy the offbeat, stroll around Nanluoguxiang or the Antique Museum and enjoy the odd items up for sale as well as new foods, drinks and sundry other items.

Morning Tai Chi

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between Chang'an Daije and Qianmen Daije

Morning rituals of exercise... read more

Flying Man Paragliding Club

No.5, east bar street of Yuan dynasty
Yuandadu park

Make your dreams of flight come true... read more

Beijing Post Museum

7th Chongwen Door Street

Postal History... read more

Beijing Ancient Coin Museum

De Sheng Men, Middle Road, North Second Ring Road
Xi Cheng District

And these are coins!... read more

China Bee Museum

Inside Xiang Shan Zhi Wu Yuan
Beijing Botanical Garden in the west of Wofosi

Go Back in TIme... read more

Wang Bi Archery Club

82 Yuanmingyuan Road

Shoot at Sight... read more

Beijing Big Bell Museum

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A31, North Third Ring Road

Collection of bells of all sizes... read more

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Runs north to south between Jiugulou Dajie and Dianmen Dajie, respectively
Southern entrance a few blocks east of Houhai

Hutong chic, for shopping, cafes and adorable bars... read more

Antique Market

Pan Jia Yuan Road

A Must for Weekend Antique Hunting... read more

Beijing Wax Museum

Di Tan Park, An Ding Men Road
Dong Cheng District

See all your favorite Chinese figures... read more
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