This central shopping district is popular with both Beijing residents and tourists alike. This central area is close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. There are many major hotels in this … [Read More]



Beijing has many great restaurants. Here are some tips on where to eat. Street food Some of the best food is prepared by small vendors along the street. Don't be afraid, just be wise: Choose a place … [Read More]


The Great Wall

Famous around the world, the Great Wall is one of the top sites near Beijing. It's what everyone wants to see--and you can't see it from space, so you have to go there yourself. Here's where to go and … [Read More]


Getting around

It's easy to get around Beijing. The subway system is extensive, cheap, and easy to use. Taxis are plentiful -- and also very cheap. Taxis Unless it's raining or late at night, you'll probably find … [Read More]


Beijing: Dynamic. Bold. Exciting.

There's more to Beijing than just the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Mao's tomb, or the 2008 Olympic Games. Come here and you'll find a cutting-edge city at the forefront of world … [Read More]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Gulou Goodbyes: Beloved Drum and Bell Tower Area Razed

When I was assigned to take photos of the rubble around the Drum and Bell Towers, I had no idea what I was in for. Although I have been living around the Gulou area for three years, it had been some … [Read More...]

Vaccinating Your Pets to Protect Them and the Community

New owners of recently acquired puppies and kittens often bring the newest members of their families directly to the pet hospital for a checkup to ensure the pet is healthy. While this takes place … [Read More...]

Community Matters: Beijing Playhouse Open Auditions, Restricting Expansion of Businesses Around Forbidden City

Beijing Playhouse is looking for 100 cast and crew for their big show this Christmas. They will be performing Robin Hood, and are currently seeking 24 adults and six child thespians to act and sing … [Read More...]

What’s Happening: The Most Important Dates in August

What's Happening is a regular feature in the Beijinger magazine of the hottest upcoming events in the month to come ... Aug 2BYE BYE DISCO SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY Get over to Dada and join Beijing’s … [Read More...]