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

‘Storks’ Flies Into Chinese Cinemas, But Make Sure You Ask For the English Version

China’s film industry officials clearly have a thing for birds. In May, Rovio Animation’s The Angry Birds Movie, got a coveted “day-and-date” debut, meaning the film dropped in North America and China … [Read More...]

A Closer Look at the Bar & Club Awards: Best Beer Selection at Great Leap Brewing #12

The "A Closer Look" series aims to shine a spotlight on the winners of the Beijinger 2016 Bar & Club Awards, to see why they came out on top as voted for by you, our readers. In this year's Best … [Read More...]

Morgan’s Weekend Nightclub Picks aka Blasting the New Happy Potter

UGH. CLUBS. Reader, just so you know I’m out there on the scene and all – just so you know I’m really qualified to be your go-to source for weekend clubbing recommendations – just to re-iterate my … [Read More...]

Mark Your Calendars and Loosen Your Belts: The 2016 Pizza Cup Gets Under Way in September

Pizza: one of the greatest comfort foods known to mankind. It honestly doesn’t matter where it comes from, the only thing that does matter is that indulgent, borderline hedonistic, mouthwatering taste … [Read More...]