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]



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 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]


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

Voting in the Beijinger’s 2014 Pizza Cup Now Live

The contestants have been seeded. The masses have consumed. And now: voting is underway in the 2014 Pizza Cup! Sixty-four of Beijing's best pizza-slingers are going head-to-head in this match to … [Read More...]

To Escape or Embrace the Cold: Asia’s Best Winter Destinations

Country Holidays This weekly sponsored blog post is brought to you by Country Holidays. To learn more about tours and packages, please email call 8587 9263.  Every … [Read More...]

Blood-curdling Beijing 2014: The First Round of Halloween Events Begin Tomorrow

Halloween in Beijing circa 2014 has gotten so large that it has expanded to two full weekends -- and the excitement begins now. Don your costume for a test run this weekend (what? Don't have one yet? … [Read More...]

Eight Places to See Some of Beijing’s Autumn Colors

Autumn is finally in full swing. Be sure to catch Beijing in a sea of yellow, orange, and red leaves before winter turns the city a dreary gray. The changing leaves are a beautiful sight to behold, … [Read More...]