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]

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]


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]

Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

GMU Hip-Hop Party Brings Together Some of China’s Finest Rappers This Sunday, Oct 29

Hip-hop in China is having something of a moment right now. Whether its rise to the mainstream is for better for worse remains to be seen, due in large part to the first season of The Rap of China, … [Read More...]

Ramo Redux: Fangjia Favorite Flourishes With New Family-Friendly Rendition in Lido

To say it’s been a rough year for Ramo would be an understatement. In recent years, Paca Lee’s brunch haven by day, DJ destination by night, was a fixture on Fangjia Hutong and known for nourishing … [Read More...]

Street Eats: Durian Mille Crêpe Cake, Durian Cheesecake … Durian Everything at Musang King

Large, sweet, and often abhorred for its repugnant smell, durian is the the great divider of the fruit world. Alongside the matcha trend sweeping through the world of cafés and sweet treats, we found … [Read More...]

Beicology: Believe It or Not, Beijing’s Smog Levels Are Enviable … For India

Nine million fatalities. That's the alarming new worldwide total for 2015 determined by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and the Institute for Health Metrics, which drew a connection … [Read More...]