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]

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Wangfujing

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]

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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]

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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]

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Dining

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]

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Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Get Wavey: China’s First Rave at Sea Departs Aug 24

We can’t say if it just seems like a lackluster summer here in the capital, or if it is a crummy summer in Beijing. This is why when we see an event as ambitious as what we are about to let you in on, … [Read More...]

Crank that Filter to 11: Beijing’s AQI Goes From Good to Troubling in 2016’s Second Quarter

What began as a promising year has plummeted into a dismal repeat of 2015. Beijing's AQI levels were excellent this past January and even better in February, setting us off on a path to extreme air … [Read More...]

What to Expect at Hops International Beer Festival This Weekend, Jul 1-3

Just in case you were worried about the very severe lack of beer-related activities (ahem) in Beijing this summer, don't. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Jul 1-3), Hops is organizing Beijing's … [Read More...]

What to Expect at Hops International Beer Festival This Weekend, Jul 1-3

Just in case you were worried about the very severe lack of beer-related activities (ahem) in Beijing this summer, don't. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Jul 1-3), Hops is organizing Beijing's … [Read More...]