Wangfujing

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]

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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]

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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]

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Dining

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]

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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]

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Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Come for the Chuan’r, Stay for the Seafood Rice on White Tiger Village’s New Menu

From the get go, Xiang'er Hutong restaurant White Tiger Village offered a new and interesting take on that most satisfying of street foods: chuan'r. Around a year and a half after opening, they are … [Read More...]

Temple Fairs: The History Behind Spring Festival’s Most Crowded Tradition

Lunar New Year in Beijing: Dumplings, bad TV, a heady mix of alcohol and cheap explosives, and, of course, temple fairs. Depending on the last temple fair you visited, these annual events might seem … [Read More...]

Temple Fairs: The History Behind Spring Festival’s Most Crowded Tradition

Lunar New Year in Beijing: Dumplings, bad TV, a heady mix of alcohol and cheap explosives, and, of course, temple fairs. Depending on the last temple fair you visited, these annual events might seem … [Read More...]

Helping Hands During Chinese New Year: Beijing Volunteer Opportunities

Our sister website beijingkids is compiling a list of volunteer opportunities for those staying in Beijing around the Chinese New Year holiday break with a big heart. If you are staying, and have time … [Read More...]