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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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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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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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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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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Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Hao Wan’r! A Recap of the Second Annual Mandarin Month Mixer

Hot (literally) on the heels of three days of rain, June 25 was graced by blue skies, and not even a sweltering sun could deter 200 attendees from joining us at our Second Annual Mandarin Month Mixer … [Read More...]

Affordable Eel Over Rice at Manbo Near the Workers’ Stadium

Just outside of the southwest gate of the Workers’ Stadium there is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cluster of restaurants that shouldn't be overlooked. Among them is Manbo (鳗步 Mánbù), the second branch of … [Read More...]

Affordable Eel Over Rice at Manbo Near the Workers’ Stadium

Just outside of the southwest gate of the Workers’ Stadium there is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cluster of restaurants that shouldn't be overlooked. Among them is Manbo (鳗步 Mánbù), the second branch of … [Read More...]

Xingfucun Thaw: Frost Returns With Comfort Food for a Troubled Neighborhood

Though we Beijing foodies unfortunately lost many of our favorite Xingfucun area hotspots this past spring, we can all at least breathe a sigh a relief that some of the street's most popular venues … [Read More...]