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]


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]


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]



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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Blood-curdling Beijing 2014: The First Round of Halloween Events This Weekend

Halloween in Beijing circa 2014 has gotten so large that it has expanded to two full weekends -- and the excitement begins now. Don your costume for a test run this weekend (what? Don't have one yet? … [Read More...]

Weekend Picks in Nightlife: Dim Sum Disco Does Three Years, Mortal Kombat, and More

Below our top picks for a night out this weekend. Don't miss out on knowing about the best events in Beijing – see our Editor's Picks.  Tonight (Friday, Oct 24)Shake off the Beijing blues at the … [Read More...]

Beijing’s Spookiest Sites: Ghost Tour Guide Daniel Newman

If a chill runs up your spine the next you visit Beijing’s famed Bell Tower, then tread lightly—because it may be haunted by the most ruthless of Chinese spirits. “The Bell Tower, Beihai park, … [Read More...]

Soundtrack to the Chinese Nightmare: Beijing’s FM3 Return With New Album Ting Shuo

FM3 have been an integral part of Beijing’s electronic music community since the late 90s. Although Ting Shuo is the first studio release from Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian in about a decade, … [Read More...]