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]

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]

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]

Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Bringing the Beef: Does This Hutong Bar Have Beijing’s Best Burger?

Conventional wisdom and crowd-sourced opinion would have you believe that Beijing’s best burger can be found at Q Mex, but what if there was a burger joint in town so sure of their success that they … [Read More...]

Beijing Beats: Miami Vice, Cyantific and The Prototypes, Vicetone, Skarra Mucci

Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long and stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you'd rather forget … [Read More...]

New Podcast BaeJing Hopes to Use Beijing as a Window to Learn More About the World

Although we ourselves work in the written media, we're big fans of podcasts. So when we heard there was a new Beijing-focused podcast on the horizon, of course, we were excited. Created by long-time … [Read More...]

Three New Subway Lines Open on Beijing’s West Side

Beijing’s ever-expanding subway system has welcomed three more lines on the city’s west side. Line S1, the Yanfang Line (燕房线), and the Xijiao Line (西郊线) started operation last December 30, bringing … [Read More...]