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]



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: 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]



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

Blackbridge Motorcycles: What’s Your Price for Flight?

Whether you’re a Wild One or a Kawasaki Ninja, motorcycles are worshipped as a symbol for individuality and personal freedom, and for their utility (parking a car sucks). Blackbridge was founded by … [Read More...]

First Glance: Country Kitchen at Rosewood Beijing

Rosewood Beijing has taken a diversion from the standard Cantonese offerings in most Beijing hotel Chinese restaurants, choosing instead to open a restaurant serving hearty northern Chinese and … [Read More...]

Next Hunger Games Won’t Receive China Day-and-Date Release

Fans of The Hunger Games film series were disappointed this weekend, when the film opened in many countries across the globe, but not China. Despite China now being the world's number two cinema … [Read More...]

Revisited: Avocado Tree in Sanyuanqiao

It must be said that Avocado Tree is something of a success story. From its original not-quite-successful incarnation as a sit-down burrito place in Wudaokou it has expanded to three bustling … [Read More...]