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]


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]


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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Visiting Corfu, Xanadu of the West with Sea, Beaches, Mountains, and Local Delicacies

When you spot “A” for August in your calendar, your office is empty, and everyone is posting holiday pictures, one thing becomes clear: it is the season to get out. This year, the summer itch beckoned … [Read More...]

Pizza Mania!: Buy-One-Get-One-Free Margarita and Pepperoni Pizzas at Bocca Della Verita Until Nov 7

Since our initial visit to check out Bocca Della Verita, we've been back a few more times and ordered their pizzas for delivery on numerous occasions. On our first visit we went with a prosciutto e … [Read More...]

All-You-Can-Eat Dumpling Orgy: Mr Shi Celebrates 8 Years at All 4 Locations, Sep 27-Oct 2

After recently celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Sanlitun branch and having recently brought us a new location on Xingfucun Zhonglu, the Beijinger's 2016 Reader Restaurant Awards Best … [Read More...]

Slow-Mo Car Crash: A Beijing Tale

A few weeks ago my family and I were involved in a car crash. I don’t mean to cause any alarm – we walked away completely unhurt and no more than a little put out. The accident happened, like … [Read More...]