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: 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]


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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

These Three Bartenders Can Make a Fish Sauce Cocktail Taste Good

Three bar masters. Three “secret” ingredients. One judge. Would Beijing’s cocksure mixologists fumble when faced with an unusual condiment or unfamiliar fruit? Or can they concoct a drink to … [Read More...]

Film Director Wang Quan’an Nabbed for Soliciting Sex

Famous for films like Tuya's Wedding (2006 winner of Golden Bear Prize) and the historical drama White Deer Plain, director Wang Quan'an has been detained by Beijing police on charges of soliciting … [Read More...]

This Week: Rager Pie, Chile National Day at Enoterra and a Great Deal for Brunch at Agua

A couple of openings, reopenings and closings around town this week. Union Bar and Grille is back open in Taikoo Li South after a couple of months of renovations. They have an expanded seating area … [Read More...]

Talking Travel: Mancunians Rejoice, Inexpensive Flights to China, and An Appalling Travel Trend

Some interesting opportunities and developments for this week's edition. Fans of Manchester City, Manchester United, and residents of northern England in general rejoice: Hainan Airlines, which seems … [Read More...]