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]


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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

German Christmas Charity Bazaar Beijing, Nov 26: Get Your Presale Tickets From Nov 1

As soon as summer ends everyone's thoughts fleetingly touch upon Christmas, especially those of us who are non-Americans and don't have Thanksgiving to break up fall. One particular highlight of every … [Read More...]

Get the Most Out of Your Costume This Halloween By Partying for the Next 9 Days Straight

There's nothing quite as disappointing as spending enormous amounts of time, money and energy developing a fantastic Halloween costume and then only getting to use it once. Never fear, Beijing party … [Read More...]

Pizza Mania!: Hail Wangjing’s Yellow Cab Pizza if You’re Craving New York-Style Slices

Now that the voting has commenced for the 2016 Pizza Cup (which you can vote for at the link below), we at the Beijinger are continuing to profile various participating restaurants with our Pizza … [Read More...]

No More Trains Through Wudaokou: 106-Year-Old Qinghuayuan Railway Station to Close Oct 31

Built in 1910, Qinghuayuan Railway Station was one stop on the railway line between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the first ever railway in China. The current station, which was built in the 1950s, is 500 … [Read More...]