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Summer Fun in Beijing Parks Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

Summer Fun in Beijing Parks

Summer in Beijing is very fun (北京的夏天很有趣 Běi jīng de xià tiān hěn yǒu qù). Sure it’s a bit hot, but there are plenty of ways to cool down. Plus, if you can’t make it to a body of water, you can always just roll your shirt up over your belly and rock the now…

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A Walk Around Beijing’s Lakes Posted by on May 16, 2018

Spring is here and it’s one of the best times of the year to get outside in Beijing. Winter in the city can be downright painful. It’s cold, dry, and often very windy. Summer is a totally different extreme. It can be stifling hot and super muggy. Spring is quite pleasant, though, making it a…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing Posted by on May 25, 2015

Beijing is an enormous metropolis with a history going back thousands of years, and it’s usually the first stop for tourists coming to China. There’s enough to do in and around the city to keep you busy for years; trust me, I spent more than four of them living there. For travelers with only a…

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Beihai and Houhai Posted by on Dec 18, 2013

Get 海 in Beijing with us on a video tour through Beihai Park and around Houhai lake. These man-made bodies of water in the center of the city are one of the best places to experience real Beijing culture, whether it’s singing, exercising, or just playing games. 海 – hǎi sea; body of water 北海公园…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Beihai/Houhai Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Our countdown of the Top 10 places in Beijing continues as we get closer and closer to #1. So far, we’ve explored the student haunt of the Wu, gotten artsy in 798, channeled our inner Chipster (Chinese hipster) in Gulou, and practiced tai chi in the local parks. Our next stop is all about the…

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Beijing (北京) Posted by on Jan 17, 2012

The capital city of China, Beijing has a history dating back thousands of years. Every day, hordes of tourists flock to this ancient city to visit its many landmarks. Take a short video tour of Beijing in this video. 北京是中国的首都 – běi jīng shì zhōng guó de shǒu dū Beijing is China’s capital 天安门广场 –…

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