China respects the freedom of religious belief. Religion is as important an aspect of life as it is anywhere else in the world and belief is recognized as an individual right.
Many religions coexist in harmony in China, with many Chinese believing in Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Catholicism, and Christianity. Chinese citizens can freely choose, express their beliefs and show their religious identity.
As the capital of a country with many faiths coexit in harmony, Beijing has a great variety of sacred sites, reflecting the main religious traditions that can be found across the country.