This is the second of a two-part series where I share photos of six uniquely-designed subway stations in Beijing. It is easy to zone out while using public transportation, but it is worth tuning back in to check out these murals and designs! See part 1 here.
4. Jintaixizhao (金台夕照）
Jintaixizhao is another subway station that I didn’t expect to have such a unique design. The doors open to a sleek, dark tunnel with light coming from circles on the wall. I am not sure what it is supposed to symbolize, but it is better than your average white subway columns.
5. Yuanmingyuan / Old Summer Palace (圆明园）
A large mural outside of the Yuanmingyuan subway station combines relief sculptures of the ruins found inside the park with a description of the event in Chinese.
6. Beijing Zoo Station
(动物园） Line 4
Although it is quite old, Beijing Zoo is probably the most kid-friendly subway station in Beijing. A ceiling with colorful circles and walls with murals of different animals greet commuters before they head up to the real world.
Post inspired by Nargiz Koshoibekova’s post “The 5 Coolest Beijing Metro Stations” on The World of Chinese
Leah Sprague is a high school senior and beijingkids’ intern for July. After living in Seattle for two years, Leah is super excited to be back in Beijing, where she lived from 2009-2012. When not at the office, Leah can be found biking or subway-ing around the city, soaking up everything before she leaves again in August.