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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 Hutong Half-Day Walking Tour
Beijing Hutong Half-Day Walking Tour

Route: Nanluoguxiang Hutong and Ke Garden – The Drum Tower – Yandaixiejie Hutong – The Silve ...

Annie Wu
Beijing Hutong Walking Day Tour
Beijing Hutong Walking Day Tour

Visit eight attractions in the northeast of Beijing's old city center (Dongcheng District) to dis ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Supernatural Beijing – Ghosts and Hauntings
Supernatural Beijing – Ghosts and Hauntings

There’s a spookier side to China’s capital if you know where to look. Fans of things that go bu ...

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

Starting from Qianmen Street in the east and ending at Meishi Street (煤市街) in the west, Da ...

Michael Yang
Top Places for Fishing around Beijing
Top Places for Fishing around Beijing

Fishing, a moderate sport of entertainment and regimen, would add more fun to your life. Go fishin ...

Annie Wu
4 Best Teahouses in Beijing
4 Best Teahouses in Beijing

Beijing teahouses are not only places to drink a cup of tea; they are also good places to soak up ...

Annie Wu
The Best Lavender Gardens in Beijing
The Best Lavender Gardens in Beijing

When lavender blossoms, from June to August, it's worth taking a trip to one of the lavender garden ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Places for White Water Rafting around Beijing
Best Places for White Water Rafting around Beijing

The heat waves remind people that summer's footsteps have already arrived. The best thing you can ...

Annie Wu
Sand Sledging Around Beijing
Sand Sledging Around Beijing

Sand sledging as a sport and recreation originated it is said in southwest Africa at a  plac ...

Annie Wu
Camping Around Beijing - the Best 10 Camp sites
Camping Around Beijing - the Best 10 Camp sites

Even though the gap between humanity and nature is expanding, many of us still want to experience th ...

Annie Wu
Go Bungee Jumping in Beijing - 6 Best Sites
Go Bungee Jumping in Beijing - 6 Best Sites

Bungee jumping is one of the most popular sports for body building and entertainment. Participants ...

Annie Wu
One-day Tour Route Traveling through Beijing's Imperial Past and Modernity
One-day Tour Route Traveling through Beijing's Imperial Past and Modernity

When you get a chance to visit Beijing with only one day to spare, here is a classic route for yo ...

Ruru Zhou
Top 10 Treasures Housed in the Forbidden City
Top 10 Treasures Housed in the Forbidden City

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Michael Yang
Nice Choices for Going Boating in the Parks of Beijing
Nice Choices for Going Boating in the Parks of Beijing

In Beijing, it is not difficult to find a park to go boating. However, why not choose a park that's ...

Michael Yang
6 Best places in Beijing Suburbs for the Golden Ginkgoes
6 Best places in Beijing Suburbs for the Golden Ginkgoes

The yellow ginkgo leaves shroud these ancient temples from late October to middle November, creating a attractive and welcoming scenery for photographers and travelers.

Ruru Zhou
10 Best Places to Enjoy the Snow in  Beijing in the Winter
10 Best Places to Enjoy the Snow in Beijing in the Winter

Heavy snowfalls sometimes hit Beijing, creating a fascinating snowy landscape. Here we would like to recommend the top ten places for you to enjoy the snow in Beijing.

Lynn Ye
Beijing for the Active Travelers
Beijing for the Active Travelers

Looking to stay active on your trip to Beijing? If your idea of a vacation is not the calm, secluded relaxation you may find in other destinations, you’ve come to the right place.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Travel Tips for Student Travelers to Beijing
Travel Tips for Student Travelers to Beijing

The Temple of Heaven Vacations are precious time for students to travel around the world. Beij ...

Candice Song
Beijing's Best Business Hotels
Beijing's Best Business Hotels

One thing's for sure — Beijing has no shortage of quality hotels. If you're visiting on business ...

Candice Song
Beijing's Best Family Hotels
Beijing's Best Family Hotels

It can be hard to please everyone at once, especially when traveling. Here are five of the best family-friendly hotels in Beijing. Finally, something the whole family can agree on.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Beijing Top 10 Ski Resorts
Beijing Top 10 Ski Resorts

Skiing is one of Beijing's most popular winter activities due to the number of high-quality ski res ...

Candice Song
Visiting Beijing Parks on a Budget
Visiting Beijing Parks on a Budget

Praised as one of the hottest tourist destinations in China, Beijing is of great historic, cultura ...

Candice Song
Beijing Chinese New Year 2014 Activities
Beijing Chinese New Year 2014 Activities

The Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival or Chun Jie, is the biggest holiday of ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Places to Go to See Flowers in Beijing
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
Beijing’s Top Three Theaters

The arts in China have a longer history than anywhere else in the world, from traditional oil pain ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
One Week in Summer in Beijing
One Week in Summer in Beijing

Beijing, an international oriental pearl, impressed me a lot during my trip in last summer. I love the traditional folk cultures, magnificent ancient buildings and modern life there. One-week holiday seemed short and pressing, so I decided to make a second trip next year.

Candice Song
Exploring the Great Wall at Badaling
Exploring the Great Wall at Badaling

There are several sections of the Great Wall of China close to Beijing where you can go for a trip. One of the most famous ones is the Great Wall at Badaling, which is the busiest section.

Ruru Zhou
The Six Most Beautiful Ancient Villages around Beijing
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
Travel Tips for Physically Challenged Travelers to Beijing

Don't worry that you may have some problems traveling around Beijing if you are physically challen ...

Candice Song
My Travels around Beijing - Tips and Sugguestions
My Travels around Beijing - Tips and Sugguestions

Beijing, as the capital city and political center of China, is certainly one of the perfect citie ...

Candice Song
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Beijing
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Beijing

Beijing welcomes and respects senior travelers.

Candice Song
Personal Reminders for Travelers to Beijing
Personal Reminders for Travelers to Beijing

Here are some helpful tips for traveling in and around Beijing, based on my own experiences in the ...

Candice Song
Beijing's Top 10 Museums
Beijing's Top 10 Museums

Beijing has 150+ museums. Most people would list the Forbidden City, the 798 and the capital museum as the best museums in the city. But few people know the other good museums worh a visit.

Candice Song
Top Free Things to Do in Beijing
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
Six Day Beijing and Tianjin Travel

We have all been there – confused in front of the second largest city, the political and cultura ...

Ruru Zhou
Top Nine Hiking Mountains around Beijing
Top Nine Hiking Mountains around Beijing

In autumn, the best way to relax is often mountain-climbing. After a busy week, standing on the hi ...

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

Taking subway to travel around Beijing sound very cool for budget travelers. But you know how to? Let's show you...

Ruru Zhou
The Former Residences of Six Famous Beijing Celebrities
The Former Residences of Six Famous Beijing Celebrities

1. The Former Residence of Song Qingling The Former Residence of Song Qingling The former r ...

Ruru Zhou
Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Beijing
Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Beijing

Beijing's foilage season begins in middle October and ends in early November. Mountains and hills i ...

Ruru Zhou
Beijing Travel Tips & Articles
Beijing Travel Tips & Articles

Real travelers' personal experiences, reviews and stories on traveling around Beijing. A great deal ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh

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