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Beijing Central Axis Video Tour Posted by on Aug 20, 2018

Beijing Central Axis Video Tour

A great way to see most of the famous sights in Beijing in one day is by traveling along the city’s Central Axis. Doing so allows you to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Drum & Bell Towers, and much more. Explore the Central Axis of Beijing in just 90 seconds with us in…

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Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing

We all know that Beijing has a long history going back thousands of years, but just how did they design this city? Perhaps the most important element in the layout and design of Beijing is the city’s Central Axis (中轴线 – zhōng zhóu xiàn). Most of the essential buildings in the city were constructed along…

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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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Exploring Beijing’s Hutongs Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

Chinese Survival Phrases

Beijing is an ancient city that’s also increasingly modern. Many of the city’s traditional neighborhoods have either been torn down or are on the chopping block. With each passing day, it’s getting harder and harder to find old Beijing (老北京 – lǎo běi jīng). One place to look is in the city’s traditional alleyways, or hutong…

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Day Three in Beijing (Video) Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

It’s been an action-packed couple of days in Beijing, from exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to hiking on the Great Wall and strolling through a quirky night market. Hopefully you got some decent sleep, because there’s one more big day left in the Chinese capital! On the third and final day in Beijing…

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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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