You can still enjoy Beijing in the sub-zero temperatures. Photo by faungg's photo via Flickr.

5 Ways to Stay Warm in Beijing

The winter months in Beijing can be bitterly cold, but with these five ways to stay warm, you’ll still be able to enjoy your visit despite the sub-zero temperatures. 1. Café Stop Beijing’s cafes are the perfect hideout from the blustering wintry winds. Comptoirs de France is known for their hot cocoas, or try Colibri […]

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February 4, 2015 by
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Chinese New Year in Beijing

Chinese New Year in Beijing, also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is an exciting time to be in the city. As China’s most important holiday, Chinese New Year gives visitors a chance to experience some of Beijing’s most deeply rooted traditions. This time of year is a popular time for travel, so make your plans early to make the most of your time in China.

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January 27, 2015 by
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Beijing On Stage

Of all the performance shows in Beijing, an acrobatic show is a must-see. Photo courtesy of Mayfan via Flickr.

Aside from delicious food and ancient history, another thing you’ll find in Beijing is local talent. This is evident in the many shows available around the city. Take your pick from these performances to catch with Beijing on stage. Start with Peking Opera for your foray into traditional Chinese performance arts. Consisting of dialogue, miming […]

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January 7, 2015 by
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Family Friendly Beijing

Family friendly options abound in Beijing. Photo by Ivan Walsh via Flickr.

Beijing offers a slews of fun activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. To experience the best of family friendly Beijing, plan for spending time both indoors and out. Undeniably, a trek out to the Great Wall is an adventure they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Pack a snack, put on some […]

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December 10, 2014 by
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The Perfect Beijing Breakfast

A freshly made jianbing makes for a great breakfast. Photo courtesy of Michael Davis-Burchat via Flickr.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in Beijing this phrase definitely rings true. There are a few crucial items to check off your list for the perfect Beijing breakfast. Typical Beijing breakfasts are great for when you’re on-the-go. In the early morning, you’ll see street vendors setting up for the breakfast run, […]

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November 12, 2014 by
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A Roadtrip to Chuandixia

Chuandixia's renowned ancient homes. Photo courtesy of Conway L. via Flickr.

If you’re looking for something a little different (and a little quieter) while in Beijing, plan for a roadtrip to Chuandixia for its tranquil and picturesque surroundings. Located Zhaitong Town in the Mentougou District in Beijing, Chuandixia (also known as Cundixia) is a village that was built more that 500 years ago. A cluster of […]

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November 5, 2014 by
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