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]


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]



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

Classified of the Week: Man Looking for Female Bigfoot or Fem-Hulk

A bunch of gimcrackery has passed through the Classifieds section today (not that I spent a good hour going through them or anything) but this guy needs a shout out because he really deserves a little … [Read More...]

Party Of The Week: Bastian Baker

Date: Mar 3rd 2015 2:13p.m. Contributed by: cityweekend We normally would not advocate for evaluating a person’s talents based on … [Read More...]

How To: Find Your Fish

Date: Mar 4th 2015 10:16a.m. Contributed by: cityweekend The restaurant menu is the first thing most foreign folk learn to navigate … [Read More...]

The Tables are Set: Restaurant Week is Back

Grab those fluorescent yellow markers; March 11-22 needs to be highlighted in your calendar because the mouth-watering week (or rather 11 days) of feeding frenzy known as Restaurant Week is back. Over … [Read More...]