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.
Written by Lydia, September 2012
Few cities in the world have a dish as iconic as Peking duck is to Beijing ,
and the reality is as good as the hype. In a city of more than 20
million people with tens of thousands of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
The second largest mall in all of Asia, at the Golden Resources Mall you can buy almost anything from cars to tables to diapers. As a consumer mall, it has less of the cultural allure of some of ...
Written by Viator, March 2013
The Great Wall, a Wonder of the World and one of China’s most recognizable landmarks, deserves a place on any itinerary to Beijing. With several sections located just outside of the city, you’ll have ...
Written by beijingdriver, July 2012
I highly recommend John Ping. He is prompt, friendly, funny, knowledgable and speaks English well.
We hired Mr. Ping for a trip to Mutianyu (Great Wall). He told us various things about Beijing ...
Written by Lydia, March 2013
The prospect of making your way around city the size of Beijing, and one with the traffic problems China‘s capital is notorious for, is certainly daunting. Luckily, you’ll have a wealth of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2011
Shopping in Beijing is a vibrant affair, but notoriously tricky from a practical point of view. Westerners can find themselves bewildered and befuddled without some careful consideration. ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
An obvious choice, perhaps, but the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing,
otherwise known affectionately as “the egg” (because of its shape) is a
masterful structure made of ...
Written by Lydia, December 2012
hasn’t been a very exciting place to ring in the New Year, but locals
are beginning to jump on the Western holiday bandwagon. If you’re
traveling in Beijing this New ...
Written by atp123, November 2012
I have no hesitation in recommending Beijing Tours Guide to organize tours and accommodation in Beijing. We had five days in Beijing before joining a cruise ship in Tianjin to tour Sth East Asia. ...
Written by Emma, Australia, August 2011
You can still find many traditional handicrafts in China ’s
bustling modern capital. Perhaps the best know are Cloisonné (a popular
ancient metalworking technique), Ivory Carving, Lacquer ...
Written by Simona, Italy, February 2011
We spent an afternoon visiting the summer palace ... what is the best the recommendation I can give you ? Simply it's time to leave for China and enjoy the visit. My pictures ... will inspire you !
Written by Viator, October 2012
You may have heard of China's Silk Road, but its less famous yet equally important cousin is the Tea Horse Trail. Tea has played a fundamental part of day to day life in China dating back thousands ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2011
Tickets for the new Beijing - Shanghai
high-speed railway have been selling like hot cakes. The
1,318-kilometer railway officially started operating on July 1 this year
with promises to whisk ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Green in Beijing is a massive park containing ten distinctive facilities for sports as various as handball, hockey, soccer, and archery. ...
Written by Lydia, February 2013
Winter is Beijing‘s off season, making it the quietest time to visit the city’s best attractions. While the cold can get bitter in this northern capital, the city’s charm is magnified anytime it gets ...
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