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Beijing Loves to Read – Book Clubs, Book Shops and Lending Libraries

Beijing Loves to Read – Book Clubs, Book Shops and Lending Libraries March 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing loves to read, and that is apparent in the amount of book related activities and establishments that exist in China’s capital city. From amazing book stores and low-key lending libraries to the wealth and diversity of book clubs and reading institutions. Beijing’s rich expat community...

Where to Shop for Antiques in Beijing

Where to Shop for Antiques in Beijing March 7, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Shopping for antiques can be difficult, especially with the large number of fakes on the market in Beijing. If you’ve come to China with the intent of buying antiques you’ll need to do a bit of research on the export laws for antiques. Antiques cannot be taken out of the country if older...

Wangfujing – Beijing’s Famous Shopping Zone

Wangfujing – Beijing’s Famous Shopping Zone January 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Wangfujing is arguably the most famous shopping area in Beijing. It is equal to Nanjing Road in Shanghai, or Madison Avenue in New York. Its the first place you go for a real Rolex, an authentic Gucci handbag or real Jimmy Choo shoes. You’ll find multiple shopping malls, side alleys with Chinese...

Where to Ski in Beijing

Where to Ski in Beijing January 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Skiing in Beijing?– I bet you didn’t know that was a possibility. Dust off your board or your skis and start doing lunges, Beijing has a lot to offer in terms of general skiing, and you’ll find it the perfect new location to hit the slopes. Huaibei Ski Resort lies a mere 70km north...

How to See Linear Beijing: the Cultural Highlights

How to See Linear Beijing: the Cultural Highlights January 9, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beijing is a very linear city. From the south, you have the Temple of Heaven, moving north you’ll encounter Qianmen Gate, then Tiananmen Square, which is followed by the Forbidden City, directly at the city center. Moving north, Jingshan Park is directly above the city, then the Drum and Bell Towers...

A Guide to the Top Tourist Sites in Beijing

A Guide to the Top Tourist Sites in Beijing November 11, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
A visit to Beijing, even a short one, should include the following top ten tourist sites. We’ll walk you through what to see and how to see it in 5-7 days. Great Wall of China. This is the most obvious tourist spot in all of China. Only the Terracotta Warriors even comes close to meeting the fame...

Budget Fun in Beijing

Budget Fun in Beijing October 8, 2010 | free, Things to Do | Read More
If you are visiting China’s capital city, Beijing, to see the sites, meet the people and interact with a country on the brink of extreme change and development, than you are in the right place to learn a great deal without spending a bundle. Here’s how to see the city and experience the people...

Spending $5 on a Million-Dollar Picture

Spending $5 on a Million-Dollar Picture October 3, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
How Cheap is Cheap? $5 in China can get you a lot of food, and not sub-par food, either. But spending $5 on a cultural experience that you’ll remember the rest of your life and be able to bring up at every ‘have you ever’ party is a bit more difficult. The Best $5 You’ll Ever Spend. A visit to...

Shopping for Fake Goods in Beijing

Shopping for Fake Goods in Beijing September 30, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you are like most tourists, you come to China to see the amazing sites, taste exotic and expertly-created foods, check out the local flavor and shop for a few faux items to bring back home. While China is cracking down on fake goods, like rip-off coach purses and Dior scarves, you can still find similar...

Contemporary Art in Beijing

Contemporary Art in Beijing August 19, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The artistic tradition in China has a long history, but some of the most interesting art is the one being produced right now. Although China may be renowned more for its harsh censorship laws than tradition of artistic freedom, Beijing proves that art needn’t be overt in order to be meaningful. The...