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Where to See Fall Colors in Beijing Posted by on Oct 8, 2020

Fall is the best season in Beijing (秋天是北京最好的季节 qiūtiān shì běijīng zuì hǎo de jìjié). Winter is too cold (冬天太冷了 dōngtiān tài lěngle). Summer is too hot (夏天太热了 xiàtiān tài rèle). The pleasant fall weather is a welcome relief from the summer heat and a prelude to the chilly winds of winter. In my many…

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Go Take a (Beijing) Hike Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

While Chinese mega-cities are known for their air pollution, ridiculous traffic jams, and crowded streets, there’s a whole other world awaiting you outside in the far reaches of huge municipalities such as Beijing. Nature lovers will be happy to hear that it’s not all concrete jungle and smoggy skies in the Chinese capital; there are…

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5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Video Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

There’s a lot to do in Beijing, but the traffic and the smog can be overwhelming. Never fear, as there are plenty of things to do nearby. Check out five awesome BJ day trips in this short video: the Fragrant Hills, Botanical Gardens, Ba Da Chu, Red Snail Temple, and Shi Du.

5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Living in the smog-filled concrete jungle of Beijing can be a bit depressing, especially for nature lovers. Sure, there are plenty of local parks, but sometimes flying a kite and practicing tai chi just isn’t enough to satisfy the urge for some time in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are tons of worthwhile day trips…

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The Fragrant Hills (香山) Posted by on Dec 18, 2010

The northwest corner of Beijing is home to the beautiful Fragrant Hills, or 香山. It’s a great place to visit in the fall. That is, of course, if you can deal with the throngs of Chinese tour groups who make it the most crowded place in all of Beijing on the weekends. Forget taking the…

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