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]


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]


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 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

Zhang Yimou’s "Coming Home" Hits Theaters on May 16

Coming Home, a new film from director Zhang Yimou will be released on May 16th. The drama tells the story of a Chinese man (Chen Daoming) who flees to America after an arranged marriage with Li … [Read More...]

Community Matters: Shuangjing’s Biggest Block Party Ever!

This Saturday, April 26 (1-7pm), at Pingod International Art Street come join the second annual Shuangjing Block Party and Chili Cook Off, where there will be plenty of locals showing off their … [Read More...]

City Driving: Visiting the Beijing Auto Show

It's strange having an automobile exhibition in a city where the average person can't go out and buy a car, even though economic means have risen to the point where many families can. And yet, every … [Read More...]

Waldorf Astoria Beijing’s Spa Therapy

Waldorf Astoria Beijing This weekly sponsored blog post is brought to you by Waldorf Astoria Beijing. The Waldorf Astoria Beijing: Now Open. For reservations please … [Read More...]