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A Quick City Guide to Beijing


With a rich history that goes back three millennia, China’s progressive capital city is an intriguing blend of old and new, from the magnificent Forbidden City to the modern architectural wonders like the China Central Television building. Find out where we went to experience Beijing’s dynamic food and entertainment scene.


Luxe:Aman Palace Beijing,Haidian,+86 10 5987 9999

For the business traveler: The Peninsula Beijing,Dongcheng,+86 10 6521 1815

Boutique:The Opposite House,Chaoyang,+86 10 6417 6688


Peking duck:Quanjude Restaurant,Various locations

Posh Nosh with a view:Capital M,Chongwenmen,+86 10 6702 2727

Hidden in a Hutong:MercanteDongcheng,+86 10 8402 5098


Fancy coctails:Janes & Hooch,Dongcheng,+86 10 6503 2757

Craft beers:Panda Brew Pub, Dongcheng

Drink baiju with the locals at:Capital Spirits,Dongcheng,+86 10 6409 3319


Beijing is a very hot desination for global art connoseiurs. You can check out some great are in the 798 Art Zone or Dashanzi Art District or at Eclat Hotels.

Explore Beijing’s World Heritage sitesincluding: the Ming Tombs, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Grand Canal and the Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian.

Walk through the Hutongs, narrow streets or alleys that make up residential neighborhoods, in the heart of Old Beijing.

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