Beijing Travel Tips
If your visions of Beijing are centered around pods of Maoist revolutionaries in buttoned-down tunics performing exercises in Tiananmen Square, put them to rest: this city has embarked on a new-millennium rollercoaster and it's taking the rest of China with it.
One of China's true ancient citadels, today's Beijing is an aspiring, confident and modern city that seems assured of its destiny to rule over China into the future. The orderly seat of Communist power in China retraces every architectural mood swing, from narrow alleys from centuries past to blank Soviet-style monuments and shimmering high-rise towers.
These days the temples Beijing builds may be more to the gods of business than harvests as modern skyscrapers pop up, but this ancient city is also rich in temples redolent of a more spiritual ...
You can't miss a visit to the most perfectly preserved imperial garden. The Summer Palace has been inscribed on the World Heritage list by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...
Beijing is a wonderful mixture of the ancient and the modern, the past and the present. A true ancient citadel with a history of Emperors and temples, it is now the seat of communist power with a ...
Written by Vivie, China, June 2012
Vivie Pan has been a licensed English tour guide in Beijing
since 2006. With her great knowledge of top scenic spots in the city,
and with her attention to schedule and time management, Vivie’s ...
Authentic experiences travelling in China
You cannot miss to see the places of "The Last Emperor" of Bernardo Bertolucci. Experience this city with your own private guide and you will discover as much as you can; there are plenty ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Beijing is home to some of the finest treasures of China ’s
imperial past. The UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Forbidden City;
the Temple of Heaven; the Summer Palace and the Great Wall are ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
No visit to China
would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. Luckily,
just such an achievement is an easy hop, step and a jump from beautiful Beijing in China’s north. The ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2011
Tanzhesi Temple Zen Tea Culture Festival – Jul. 7 to Sep. 10 2011
One of Beijing’s oldest and best-known temples, the Tanzhesi (or Tanzhe) Temple is holding a Zen Tea Culture Festival from July ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
China ’s capital, and one of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is simply brimming with cultural experiences and sights. The ancient city is China ’s political and cultural center, ...
Written by Lydia, October 2012
Beijing , with its labyrinthine hutongs ,
modern skyscrapers and abundant historical monuments, is practically a
museum in and of itself. If you’re planning to spend an afternoon
Written by Lydia, March 2013
During late March and throughout April, spring usually pays a visit to Beijing, bringing with it a colorful display of cherry blossoms. If you’re in China’s capital city during this lovely time of ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is an exciting time to be in Beijing. As China‘s most important holiday, Chinese New Year gives visitors a chance to experience some ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
Adventurous foodies who find themselves in Beijing would be remiss to skip out on the Donghuamen Night Market ,
located at the northern end of the Wangfujing business district. Since
Written by Pat N, USA, July 2012
We arrived in Beijing two days earlier than the beginning of our Globus Tour. We booked a Viator to see the sites not included on our Globus Tour. I'm so glad we did! Our driver, Ming, was so ...
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