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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 BeijingHaidian, +86 10 5987 9999

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

Boutique: The Opposite HouseChaoyang, +86 10 6417 6688



Peking duck: Quanjude RestaurantVarious locations

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

Hidden in a Hutong: Mercante Dongcheng, +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 SpiritsDongcheng, +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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