Dongzhimen Area, Dongcheng District
Dongcheng District (simplified Chinese 东城区, Dōngchéng Qū, means"east city precinct") is an urban district covering the eastern half of Beijing’s urban core. It is regarded as the middle or heart of Beijing where it is the home of the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Other important places are Wangfujing and Dongdan, as well as the Beijing Railway Station, and Dongzhimen, the transportation hub of Beijing. Chongwen Area was merged to Dongcheng District in 2010.
As part of the Central Imperial City DongCheng District has been and is still a district laced with History, dating from many a historic Era. Although dotted with many museums, relics, landmarks, true monuments and even more Hot-Spots, a growing number of modern shopping malls and office buildings has brought business atmosphere to Dongcheng District.
Subway line 2 (loop line) runs along the north and east edges of the district. Line 1 bisects the district from east to west, and Line 5 from north to south.