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]

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]


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

Beijing’s Best Events That Won’t Leave You Hungover, Sep 26-30

Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't focused on alcohol and drinking, but instead take a more educational or productive approach. Events include comedy, talks, networking … [Read More...]

Meat Mate Opens at Indigo With Affordable Chilled Australian Beef Steaks

Meat lovers near Jiangtai now have a reason to eat steak every bloody day of the week courtesy of┬áMeat Mate, which opened at Indigo on Sep 24. Their first location, which christened Beijing last … [Read More...]

Mobike vs Ofo: The Race for the World’s Bike Rental Market

This post comes courtesy of our content partners at┬áTechNode. It has been almost two years since Mobike co-founder Hu Weiwei put around 50 bicycles on the streets of Shanghai and drove away. Ofo had … [Read More...]

7 Apps for Beijing Beer Aficionados And Wine Snobs

With the explosion of Beijing's beer fridge scene comes the following inevitable, horrible situation: you're standing in front of massive fridges filled with dozens or even hundreds of beers and … [Read More...]