Tiananmen Square. Photo courtesy of Richard Fisher via Flickr.

Free Things to Do in Beijing

You’ll find tons of free things to do in Beijing, making it much easier to save up your valuable travel funds for other expenses (like that Peking duck dinner).

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June 25, 2014 by
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Acrobatics show in Beijing. Photo courtesy of J Aaron Farr via Flickr.

Seeing a Show in Beijing

If you’re looking for something fun and family-friendly to occupy an evening in the Chinese capital, consider seeing a show in Beijing. The theater scene here offers plenty of options for a unique cultural experience.

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May 28, 2014 by
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Beijing’s Back Lakes

Beijing's Back Lakes. Photo courtesy of T Chu via Flickr.

When the weather’s nice, there’s no better way to explore the Chinese capital, whether on foot or by bike, than by spending a day in Beijing’s Back Lakes area.

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April 30, 2014 by
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UNESCO Heritage Sites in Beijing

Ming Dynasty Tombs. Photo courtesy of d'n'c via Flickr.

For history and architecture lovers, China’s capital city provides a treasure trove of attractions. The five UNESCO Heritage Sites in Beijing offer a glimpse into the long and storied history of an entire nation, and you can easily see them all on even a short trip to the city.

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April 2, 2014 by
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Temples and Pagodas of Beijing

Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Photo courtesy of Marc Dalmulder via Flickr.

One of the best ways to learn about the culture of Beijing and of China as a whole is to visit some of the many temples and pagodas of Beijing.

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March 5, 2014 by
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Seeing Beijing Opera in Beijing

Beijing Opera. Photo courtesy of Oleg Shpyrko via Flickr.

Love it or hate it, Beijing opera is a fundamental part of the city’s cultural heritage, and seeing Beijing opera in Beijing is an experience every traveler should have at least once during their stay.

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January 21, 2014 by
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