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: 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]



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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Morgan’s Picks: The Clubbing Article Thing Edition

It's time once more for the weekly “Hey, what do Migas, Dada, and Lantern have booked for the weekend” article, wherein we recommend events at just these three places, and pretend we have actual … [Read More...]

What’s Up in Beer: North Capital Beer Quiz, C2H60’s New Imports, and Party With Jing-A and Bao House

After a stormy week, the sun is back, and there’s no excuse for you to hide at home and consume those leftovers in the fridge. Let’s take a look at what’s a brewin' in the coming week. North Capital … [Read More...]

The Award-Winning ‘War Horse’ Returns to Beijing, Aug 6-14

The Chinese production of Michael Morpurgo's award-winning War Horse is on its way back to Beijing. The production, which first opened at Beijing’s National Theatre in September last year, will return … [Read More...]

Cool Off With X Games Gold Medalist Eero Ettala and Other Pro Snowboarders at Sanlitun Soho’s Summer Rail Jam, Jul 30

Ahhh, summer. A time for iced coffee, patio dining, and ... snowboarding? Surprising as that may sound, a massive snowboarding extravaganza is slated to be held this Saturday (Jul 30) at Sanlitun … [Read More...]