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]


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]



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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Seven Years Later: New Photos of the Spring Festival CCTV Hotel Fire

Seven years ago, the Mandarin Oriental hotel next to the iconic China Central Television (CCTV) tower on Guanghua Lu caught fire and burned, killing one firefighter and leaving the Central Business … [Read More...]

First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in China: Xinhua

China has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus in Jiangxi province, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. The patient apparently contracted the virus during a trip to Venezuela. The … [Read More...]

What To See: Tiantan Park aka Temple of Heaven

Tiantan Park, also known as the Temple of Heaven, can be a splendid retreat as long as you come prepared. The immensity of the grounds demands a battle plan. Allot for about four hours, dividing your … [Read More...]

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Caravan Tuesday Evening

It will be hard to distinguish a Mardi Gras celebration from the regular revelry of Spring Festival this year, but that isn't stopping some people from trying. Caravan is turning on the New Orleans … [Read More...]