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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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Day One in Beijing (Video) Posted by on Nov 10, 2016

It’s amazing what you can do with just 72 hours in the Chinese capital. See what three days in Beijing looks like in our new video series, starting along the city’s central north-south axis. In Part One, visit the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and much more:

3 Days in Beijing (Part One) Posted by on Nov 8, 2016

With a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, world-class dining, epic nightlife, and plenty of options for outdoor adventures on the outskirts of the city, you could spend a year in Beijing and not do it all. For most travelers, though, you’ll probably only get a few days to explore the Chinese capital. To make the…

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Badachu Video Tour Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Get out of the concrete jungle and take a day trip out to Badachu. The name means “Eight Great Sites” and refers to a collection of Buddhist temples and nunneries located in Beijing’s Western Hills.

Top Beijing Attractions Posted by on May 23, 2016

There’s lots to see and do in Beijing, as the Chinese capital is full of some of the most important and famous attractions in the entire country. History buffs, foodies, art aficionados, shopaholics, and party animals can all find something to do in the ‘Jing. While there’s enough to do in Beijing to keep you…

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The Temple of Heaven Posted by on Mar 17, 2016

Temple of Heaven

There are many must-see sights in Beijing. One such place is the Temple of Heaven (天坛 – tiān tán), one of China’s most treasured relics. Every itinerary to Beijing includes a stop here. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples. The temple complex consists of 92…

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The Forbidden City Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

Last month, we took a closer look at Tiananmen Square and the many landmarks surrounding it. If you ever find yourself in Beijing visiting Tiananmen, the logical next step on your sightseeing tour is right across the street – the Forbidden City. One of the most famous places in all of China, this historical complex…

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