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

UNESCO Heritage Sites in Beijing

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

Temples and Pagodas of Beijing

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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Skiing in and Around Beijing

Nanshan ski slope near Beijing. Photo courtesy of Chen Zhao via Flickr.

China probably isn’t the first destination that comes to mind when you think skiing, but winter sports enthusiasts traveling to China’s capital can find several places to satisfy their snow craving. Here’s what you need to know about skiing in and around Beijing.

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January 7, 2014 by
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New Year’s Eve in Beijing

Historically, New Year’s Eve in Beijing hasn’t been very exciting, but locals are beginning to jump on the Western holiday bandwagon. If you’re traveling in Beijing this New Year’s Eve, here are a few suggestions for where to celebrate.

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December 11, 2013 by
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Weird Attractions in Beijing

Statues inside Dongyue Temple. Photo courtesy of Bridget Coila via Flickr.

Beijing is home to some of China’s top attractions, but like much of the country, it’s also home to some very bizarre sights as well. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, check out one of these five weird attractions in Beijing.

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November 12, 2013 by
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