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]


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]

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]

Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Beijing’s First Official Lego Store Opens at Chaoyang Joy City

Here at the Beijinger (and our sister site beijngkids) we’ve never been afraid to tackle the big issues, so when news reached us that the first official Lego store in northeast China had opened in … [Read More...]

British DJ Adesse Versions Breaks Down His Ever-Evolving Sound Ahead of Apr 28 Dada Set

Plenty of burgeoning electronic acts dream of carving out a niche in the techno scene. But one man’s niche is another's rut, and after attaining some success in the techno arena Kevin Gorman knew he … [Read More...]

Feel the Burn: Filipino WeChat Community Group Makes Their Scorching Debut at Hot & Spicy Festival

In the wake of TBJ's successful Hot & Spicy Festival, our fiery restaurant coverage continues with our Feel the Burn series. Those of you who acquired a taste for all things hot at the fest can … [Read More...]

Beijingers Now Being Shamed on Giant Screens In a Bid to Curb to Jaywalking

Although the People's Republic of China doesn't hold political elections, its citizens nonetheless vote with their feet ... a clout they are using to jaywalk en masse, commonly disrupting the flow of … [Read More...]