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The Coolest Places In Beijing
Maybe not at first glance, Beijing is littered with options for party-going traveler’s idea of cool, adventure and thrill-seeker cool, and even those who prefer the leisurely concept of the word; every definition of cool can be found in the capital of cool.
Beijing Hutong Walking Day Tour
Visit eight attractions in the northeast of Beijing's old city center to discover ancient architecture, the original Beijing atmosphere, and Chinese culture. Walking will let you experience the hutong atmosphere like no other form of transport!
Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Beijing
Beijing's foilage season begins in middle October and ends in early November. Mountains and hills in the suburbs of Beijing are really spectacular in the autumn season. Listed below are the best places close to Beijing to see fall foilage.
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Beijing's Top Ten Bars

The pick of Beijing's popular bars at the low and mid-price levels.

Margaux
Beijing's Weirdest Museums

An introduction to 10 of Beijing's weirdest and most unusual museums.

Margaux
Visiting the Great Wall with Children

Tips on visiting the magnificant Great Wall with children.

Margaux
Minority Food in the Capital

Where to go to taste minority food from Xinjiang, Yunnan, Tibet, and Ningxia in China's capital.

Margaux
Beijing's Oldest Restaurants

Beijing is a city with centuries of history, and certain food and restaurants are no exception, if you can find them. Here's your guide...

Dwain
Summer Photography Hot Spots in Beijing

This is our guide to where to take the best photos on a summer's day in Beijing.

Margaux
A Tour of All the Regional Cookery Schools in Beijing

If you’re going to be in Beijing and you’d like to try all the eight schools of cookery in China, we’ve made it very easy for you to do.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Beijing Hutong Half-Day Walking Tour

This walk is a journey back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), when the earliest settlements were built in this area.

Annie Wu
Beijing Hutong Walking Day Tour

Walking will let you experience the hutong atmosphere like no other form of transport! See eight historic attractions and local life.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Supernatural Beijing – Ghosts and Hauntings

Ghost fans, you're in luck! Beijing has several places with stories of hauntings, and we've prepared a Ghost Walking Tour for you.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Organic Food Grows in Popularity in Beijing

Beijing is the best place for organic food in mainland China. Enjoy high-quality, safe, and fresh produce from organic stores and restaurants.

Gavin
Sightseeing, Shopping and Eating at Da Zha Lan Commercial Street

Da Zha Lan Ancient Shopping Street has hutong architecture, souvenir purchasing, and local cuisine, all in the midst of Beijing's top sights.

Michael Yang
Enjoying Beijing on a Tight Budget

Beijing on a Tight Budget is our guide to how to travel Beijing cheaply, with tips and ideas for how to spend less in Beijing, and still enjoy your time there.

Dwain
The Best Temples in Beijing

The Best Temples in Beijing include the Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple.

Dwain
Beijing on a Big Budget

If you're traveling Beijing on a Big Budget these are the places to go for gourmet, luxury, and class.

Dwain
The Top 5 Things You Can Only Do in Beijing

No matter what corner of the globe one searches these exclusive Beijing sites and locales are ONLY in the Chinese capital.

Dwain
Top Places for Fishing around Beijing

If you love fishing, why not see what you can fish from Beijing's waters? We introduce six of the top spots with how to get there info.

Annie Wu
4 Best Teahouses in Beijing

Beijing's teahouses are more than just atmospheric places to sup quality Chinese tea. These entertainment houses host acts galore.

Annie Wu
The Coolest Places In Beijing

Of the cities in the orient, Tokyo is known for its tech, Seoul for its fashion, and Beijing for its history, culture, tradition, and… cool?

Dwain
The Best Lavender Gardens in Beijing

Do you like lavender? The company of its relaxing scent and color enhances a Beijing summer outing. Here are four of the best lavender gardens.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Places for White Water Rafting around Beijing

Looking for something COOL to do in Beijing’s sultry summer? White water rafting is a fun and scenic way to get some fresh air and excitement.

Annie Wu
Sand Sledging Around Beijing

Did you know there’s enough sand around Beijing for sand sledging? Enjoy this fun activity and desert scenery at three locations.

Annie Wu
Camping Around Beijing - the Best 10 Camp sites

The top ten camping spots around Beijing give you a chance to escape the city and see some of Beijing’s best countryside.

Annie Wu
Go Bungee Jumping in Beijing — the 6 Best Sites

If you enjoy the thrill of bungee jumping, or want to give it a go, there are some great leaps, along with great scenery or rides.

Annie Wu
A One-Day Tour of Central Beijing

If you've only got one day in Beijing (and you haven't seen the top sights before), this is the tour for you. Ideal for visa-free Beijing transit.

Ruru Zhou
The Top 10 Treasures Housed in the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is a treasure house of ancient imperial artifacts. Here we introduce the top ten to look out for.

Michael Yang
Beijing Outdoors, Beijing Adventures

This article introduces some things to do in Beijing's great outdoors, including climbing the Great Wall, going boating, and mountain hiking.

Dwain
Nice Choices for Going Boating in the Parks of Beijing

Here are eight great choices for boating in Beijing with travel details and enticing summaries.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Ten Scams in Beijing

The Top Ten Scams in Beijing include things to avoid, like cons and tricks used particularly on tourists and foreigners.

Dwain
Indulge Your 5 Senses in Beijing

The sight, sound and so much more. Beijing takes yours senses for the ride of their lives.

Dwain
Most Romantic Places and Activities in Beijing

Beijing has the romance related sights, ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary, and also a fine selection of luxurious hotels.

Dwain
Ride, Glide & Fly Through Beijing

Beijing has many travel options: horse and carriage, Chinese trolley, motorbike and sidecar, helicopter over the Great Wall, rickshaw through the hutongs.

Dwain
6 Top Places in Beijing's Suburbs for Golden Ginkgoes

The yellow ginkgo leaves shroud these ancient temples from late October to middle November — a gorgeous sight for photographers and travelers.

Ruru Zhou
10 Best Places to Enjoy Beijing Winter Snow

Heavy snowfalls sometimes hit Beijing, creating a fascinating snowy landscape. Here are the top ten places for you enjoy snow and top sights.

Lynn Ye
Beijing for Active Travelers

Looking to stay active on your trip to Beijing? We recommend biking, hiking, tai chi, and hotel fitness facilities.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Travel Tips for Student Travelers to Beijing

Are you a student or young traveler looking to get the most out of a trip to Beijing? If yes, then click to read on...

Candice Song
Beijing's Offbeat Attractions — Sometimes Lesser Known is Better

It is a list of a few of Beijing's offbeat (unusual and less-crowded) attractions worth seeing.

Dwain
Beijing & Wellbeing

Beijing is not just the capital of China, but also a center of wellbeing. This article tells some secrets of Chinese longevity and health.

Dwain
Beijing's Best Business Hotels

Business people, you're spoiled for choice in Beijing! We've recommended the best hotels for you in the CBD, Financial Street, and Diplomatic District.

Candice Song
Beijing's Best Family Hotels

Here are five of the best family-friendly hotels in Beijing for luxury, value, and economy. Finally, something the whole family can agree on.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Beijing Top 10 Ski Resorts

Did you know there are TEN+ ski resorts to choose from around Beijing?! Most have world class facilities — a great way to enjoy a winter Beijing visit.

Candice Song
Visiting Beijing Parks on a Budget

China Highlights has listed the best 10 parks requiring a low entry fee, so that you can make a selection based on your itinerary.

Candice Song
Beijing Chinese New Year 2014 Activities

This article is updated every year to give you the best chance to enjoy Chinese New Year activities if you are in Beijing.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Places to Go to See Flowers in Beijing

The capital of China has a lot of professionally tended gardens where you can see a variety of kinds of gardens, flowers, and flowering trees.

Ruru Zhou
Beijing’s Top Three Theaters

Whether it's acrobatics, dance, or Peking Opera you want to see, Beijing's top theaters will give you an evening to remember.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
One Week in Summer in Beijing

This travel story of a week-long trip in summer 2013 covers many of the second-time-to-Beijing attractions that you should try.

Candice Song
Exploring the Great Wall at Badaling

The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China is so popular that we've devoted a page to getting the most out of a visit.

Ruru Zhou
The Six Most Beautiful Ancient Villages around Beijing

Traditional houses, authentic local food, simple life and beautiful natural scenery, whatever you may dream of in countryside.

Lynn Ye
Travel Tips for Physically Challenged Travelers to Beijing

These tips and insights will help you navigate and get the best out of a trip to Beijing if you have mobility issues.

Candice Song
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Beijing

Senior travelers, here are tips and suggestions for planning a Beijing tour to suit you. We have many years of experience serving senior clients.

Candice Song
My Travels around Beijing - Tips and Sugguestions

Based on the author’s personal experiences and several classic travel tips, here are some guidelines to help you have a good time in Beijing.

Candice Song
Top Tips for Travelers to Beijing

This selection of top tips for a visit to Beijing covers a broad range of traveler needs, from where to stay to where to go.

Candice Song
Beijing's Top 10 Museums

Most people would list the 798 and the capital museum as the best museums. But few people know the other good museums.

Candice Song
Top Free Things to Do in Beijing

Can you imagine having a FREE day in Beijing? Don't worry that you must spend large amounts of money there. Loads of attractions in Beijing are free.

Candice Song
Six Day Beijing and Tianjin Travel

How to combine Beijing and Tianjin in a six-day tour, with plenty of suggestions on where to sight-see, eat, stay, and shop.

Ruru Zhou
Top Nine Hiking Mountains around Beijing

Standing on the high mountaintops is a wonderful way to clear your mind. Here are 13 mountains around Beijing that we recommend you visit.

Lynn Ye
How to See Beijing's Top Attractions by Subway

These four itineraries for touring Beijing by subway take in the top attractions in an efficient and cost effective way.

Ruru Zhou
The Former Residences of Six Famous Beijing Celebrities

These six houses not only have antique architecture and furnishings, but also celebrity history to go with them.

Ruru Zhou
Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Beijing

Eight great vistas present to you Beijing's autumnal hues — a feast for the eyes not-to-be-missed.

Ruru Zhou
Beijing Travel Tips & Articles

Beijing Travel Tips, Articles and Stories collect personal travel experiences from travelers from all over the world.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Beijing Massages and Spas

Getting a massage or spa after a day tour is a good way for relaxing. This page shows recommended places for massage and spa in Beijing.

Dwain

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