The observatory sits on top of one of the few remaining parts of the city walls. So, a trip here is also a rare chance to see those too.
There are some small, but very nice gardens to walk around that house an interesting collection of planetary position fixing gear, all of which is ornately covered in the usual dragons.
The guy to the left is the one who was responsible for all of this physics stuff and there are a couple of statues to him. At the top of the watch tower are some bigger pieces of kit which look very impressive but I have no idea what they do/did.
One of the highlights is a water clock that uses uses a bunny to help measure the time but, unfortunately, the pictures of this didn't come out very well as it was inside and the light was too low. In the end we decided that it was more of a stopwatch than a clock: still it was querky.
Three adults, two children all for the bargain price of 65Y (GBP6.50) which I thought was pretty good value.
One of Beijing's lesser known sights but very interesting none-the-less and well worth a look see.
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I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.