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]


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]



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]


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 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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

New Dongcheng Live Music Venue and Space DDC Opening Party Friday, July 25

A shout out goes to Live Beijing Music for turning us on to the opening party of Dongcheng’s new music venue on the block DDC, or Dusk Dawn Club, this Friday (July 25). Touted as a bar, live venue, … [Read More...]

Coming up at Plan B: Hot Dog Eating Contest, Whole Roast Lamb and More

I'll admit that as a Gulou dweller I don't get down to Shuangjing much, but by the look of these events coming up from Plan B maybe I should rethink my location-based prejudice. Saturday, July 26 - … [Read More...]

Would-Be Good Samaritans Face Potential Legal Issues

Following last weekend's near-drowning incident at a Beijing pool that saw a former brand manager of beijingkids, our sister publication, assist a young girl, it's worth revisiting a subject that pops … [Read More...]

Good Morning Beijing July 24, 2014: AQI 161; Temple Bar Third Anniversary Celebration; Horror Movie Spawns Interest in Haunted Beijing Landmark; Looking for Date

Good morning Beijing! Today is Thursday, July 24, 2014. Weather forecast: Partly Sunny. Today's high will be 32℃, low of 25℃. Air Quality Index (AQI) from the US Embassy as of 7am: 161 … [Read More...]