During your exploration around the city, namely near the Forbidden City, you’re bound to have wandered upon Beijing’s hutongs, alleyways made up of shiheyuan, or courtyard residences. Dating back to the Yuan Dynasty, these traditional compounds were mostly inhabited by government officials and dignitaries. Other less luxurious hutongs were residences for up to several families, encouraging […]
Walking shoes tied, check. Camera fully charged, check. Sense of adventure, check. One thatched basket of pork-cabbage dumplings shared over laughter and sloppy chopsticking later, we were greeting Leslie, our tour guide for our trip up the Great Wall with a picnic lunch. Onwards!
As the country’s capital, Beijing is inevitably one of China’s main cultural destinations for visitors. Chinese art has been attracting worldwide attention as of late, and the local art scene is abuzz with energy and welcoming additions of new galleries and exhibition spaces to showcase local and international talents. There are many galleries and museums to visit […]
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.