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Beijing: Old and New

Beijing: Old and New April 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More

Warm-Weather Fun in Beijing

Warm-Weather Fun in Beijing March 25, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Spring, summer and autumn are beautiful in Beijing. Winter not so much. Still, there are dozens of fun activities to partake in in the warmer months that are simply closed down or not feasible when it’s cold. Take the Great Wall, for example. It’s a miserable place in winter. The surrounding...

Best Photography Spots in Beijing

Best Photography Spots in Beijing February 20, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing has a wealth of awesome spots for stellar photography. It’s hard to imagine a single city with more options for diverse, cultural and memorable photography. So, if you have a camera, a passion for art and a desire to get out and see the city you’ll love these photography hot spots...

Animals in Beijng

Animals in Beijng February 12, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing isn’t the most friendly place for animals. You’ll find relatively dirty streets filled with dirtier stray cats. Stray dogs are not as common, but when they are sen they are best avoided. It’s unlikely that they will have rabies, but they are still diseased in a different way...

Active Adventures in Beijing

Active Adventures in Beijing January 10, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Hiking in Beijing is an ongoing joy. Great groups like the Beijing Hikers, continue to innovative with new hiking routes and a great blend of culture and nature with hikes to the Great Wall, the gorge, hidden villages full of locals who live in a different century, and different way of life. Many of...

Free Things to Do in Beijing

Free Things to Do in Beijing August 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing is one of those cities you can spend a lot of time in without breaking the bank. If you want to, you can survive in the city, and do well, for around $20 a day. Still, if most of your money goes to lodging you’ll still find it easy to stay entertained with loads of free things to do in...

Watch the Leaves Pop in Beijing

Watch the Leaves Pop in Beijing August 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This autumn don’t just drive up to the north land to watch the leaves turn, how about climbing atop turrets in the Great Wall and watching the trees shed their chlorophyll-hues with an amazing panoramic view of the Great Wall and the nature that surrounds it? What better way to usher in the new...

One Day in Beijing

One Day in Beijing August 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing is a beautiful city and a single day there is worth a few days anywhere else. First, imagine the sites you could see in a day in China’s capital city. No doubt you’ve heard of the Forbidden City, The Great Wall, and possibly you’ve heard of the tasty fame of the Peking Duck...

Beijing April Roundup

Beijing April Roundup April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Every spring Beijing transitions from a gray, dark city into a bustling, bright and cheery metropolis. Tourists flood the city, adding diversity and clogging intersections with confused huddled groups consulting out-of-date maps. To help with the mapping issue, we recently posted a blog on getting tourists...

Best Parks in Beijing for Spring

Best Parks in Beijing for Spring April 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Spring has arrived in Beijing, and that means the parks around the city are full of fresh blossoms, new flowers and budding trees. Amid these natural wonders are the throngs of tai chi practitioners. And although you can see sky scrapers in the background of every park you still feel a bit of a distance...