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The Cloud-Capped Ancient Pagoda

The Randeng Pagoda is one of Tongzhou's eight Ming Dynasty landmarks. It is located on the west bank of the northern Grand Canal, within the east gate of ancient Tongzhou's northern wall. The thirteen-story brick and wood pagoda has dense eaves, is 56 meters in height and octagonal in shape, and was constructed during the Northern Zhou Dynasty. A Siberian elm over 200 years old once grew from the northwest brick surface of the thirteenth floor of the pagoda, a symbol of the remarkable endurance and resilience of the pagoda itself.

Western-Style Buildings with a Foreign Charm

 Several western-style buildings in Tongzhou District are located in Lu He High School, Beijing Nursing School, and Beijing Tongzhou Erzhong. The brick-and-wood structures of the Weishi Building (Renmin Building) and Xieshi Building (Hong Building) at Lu He High School feature rooftop designs resembling ancient Western castles and combine elements of Chinese city walls to create a unique and distinctive architectural art. The pastoral buildings of the other two schools with their unique interiors are exotic for the locale.

The Long Bridge in Moonlight

Yongtong Bridge is one of Tongzhou's eight Ming Dynasty landmarks and is located on the Tonghui River at the junction of Tongzhou and Chaoyang. Yongtong Bridge, also known as the Long Bridge, was built during the Ming Dynasty in the 11th year of the reign of Zhengtong (1446). The design features three stone arches and stone railings on both sides, carvings of lions around the pillars, and lifelike Qilin sculptures at the ends of the railings. 

Tongzhou Mosque

Tongzhou Mosque is one of Beijing's four major mosques. Established during the Yuan Dynasty, it boasts a long history and was visited by the Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors when they came to Tongzhou. In 1959, the mosque was selected as a cultural site and received special protection from Tongzhou District. In 1996, it was recognized as a cultural site and granted protection at the municipal level.

The Imperial Stone Tablet - A Monument to Greatness

The Imperial Tongzhou Stone Road Tablet was first set up during the eleventh year of the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor, 1733, in the western part of Tongzhou, now adjacent to the northern side of the Jingtong Expressway. Featuring inscriptions from the Yongzheng Emperor, this monument masterfully fuses round, bas-relief, and line carving with calligraphy.

The Three Temples and One Pagoda

One of Tongzhou District's most famous landmarks is the Three Temples and One Pagoda: the Confucian Temple, Youshengjiao Temple, Ziqing Palace, and Randeng Pagoda. The carriers of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism sit harmoniously across from one another in a triangle.

Yingpan Old Camp

Yingpan served as a base for Feng Yuxiang's troops stationed in Tongtong. Situated east of the south gate of Tongzhou Old City, the camp is 24,000 sqm in size and the best-preserved historic military camp in present-day Beijing.