Visiting Beijing

Everything you need to know as a tourist in Beijing

Beijing's wackiest and most wonderful hotel rooms
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Beijing's wackiest and most wonderful hotel rooms

We checked out the city's most unique lodgings

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The alternative Beijing tourist guide
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The alternative Beijing tourist guide

Beijingers and tourists alike can check out these less-seen sights

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So you've got 24 hours in Beijing...
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So you've got 24 hours in Beijing...

Pack it all in in one day and one night in Beijing

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The guide's guide to tourism in Beijing
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The guide's guide to tourism in Beijing

The best places to wait after dropping friends at Beijing tourist sites

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Beijing tourist itineraries

Day 1: Cultural Beijing
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Day 1: Cultural Beijing

See emperors' homes, Mao's mausoleum, awesome antiques and gruesome snacks

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Day 2: Park life and Peking opera
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Day 2: Park life and Peking opera

Get a taste of the local culture - past and present

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Day 3: Shopping and partying
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Day 3: Shopping and partying

Get off to a swinging start with bargains, funky bars and Chinese tea

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The best things to do in Beijing this month

The best things to do in Beijing this December
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The best things to do in Beijing this December

Know more, do more this December

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The best gigs in Beijing this December
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The best gigs in Beijing this December

The best live music gigs in Beijing this December

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The best parties in Beijing this December
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The best parties in Beijing this December

The best club nights, parties and more in Beijing this December

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The best films to see in Beijing this December
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The best films to see in Beijing this December

The best screenings and general release films in Beijing this month

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The best exhibitions in Beijing this December
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The best exhibitions in Beijing this December

The best exhibitions and art events in Beijing this December

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The best shows in Beijing this December
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The best shows in Beijing this December

The best theatre, dance and classical music in Beijing this December

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Beijing's best

Beijing's best Peking duck restaurants
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Beijing's best Peking duck restaurants

From glammed-out ballrooms to backstreet dives, we lay out the best Peking duck in Beijing

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Beijing's 25 best dishes
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Beijing's 25 best dishes

Don't leave Beijing without sampling these moreish delights

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Beijing's best tours and tour companies
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Beijing's best tours and tour companies

Discover the best of Beijing with the city's most trusted tour operators

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Beijing's best shops
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Beijing's best shops

Beijing's best boutiques, bookshops, gifts stores and more

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Beijing's best cheap thrills
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Beijing's best cheap thrills

Things to do in Beijing on a budget

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Beijing's Best Museums
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Beijing's Best Museums

From brilliantly bizarre to the simply brilliant, Beijing has a wealth of incredible museums

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The best souvenirs to bring home from Beijing
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The best souvenirs to bring home from Beijing

You don't have to be a tourist to scoop up Beijing's best mementos

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50 things to do in Beijing

Food & drink
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Food & drink

Don't leave Beijing without trying out these culinary experiences

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Historic Beijing
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Historic Beijing

How to explore Beijing's fascinating history

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Get active
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Get active

Make the most of the great outdoors with these active things to do

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Time Out's ultimate Beijing guides

Time Out's ultimate guide to the Great Wall of China in Beijing

Time Out's ultimate guide to the Great Wall of China in Beijing

All you need to know, from choosing your section to getting there

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Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Forbidden City
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Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Forbidden City

Our step-by-step breakdown of Beijing's Forbidden City

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Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Summer Palace
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Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Summer Palace

Our walkthrough tour of the spectacular palace's biggest and best sights

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Time Out's ultimate guide to Tiananmen Square
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Time Out's ultimate guide to Tiananmen Square

All the sights, things to do and history in Beijing's centrepiece plaza

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A beginner's guide to...

A beginner's guide to the Temple of Heaven
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A beginner's guide to the Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven is known for its magnificent altars and plush grounds

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A beginner's guide to Peking Opera
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A beginner's guide to Peking Opera

Everything you need to know to understand Beijing's iconic opera

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A beginner's guide to dumplings
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A beginner's guide to dumplings

A guide to one of China’s greatest culinary gifts to the world

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Explore Beijing

Beijing's best day trips
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Beijing's best day trips

Free yourself from Beijing city life with these nearby escapes

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Beijing's hidden hutongs
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Beijing's hidden hutongs

Discover cafes, shops and centuries of history in Beijing's ancient streets

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Beijing's Art Walks
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Beijing's Art Walks

Discover the city's best galleries and art spaces with our walking tours

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Beijing by bicycle

Beijing by bicycle

Explore Beijing's beauty on just two wheels with our bike routes

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6 alternative ways to see the Great Wall of China
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6 alternative ways to see the Great Wall of China

The best ways to see the Beijing Great Wall

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4 great Beijing foodie walking tours
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4 great Beijing foodie walking tours

Hit the street to discover Beijing's best food

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Music and nightlife

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The things you need to know about Beijing's music scene

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A beginner's guide to Beijing nightlife
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A beginner's guide to Beijing nightlife

An essential introduction to the best bars, clubs and parties in Beijing

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The Beijing basics

Beijing travel tips
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Beijing travel tips

A cheat sheet of Beijing travel tips and basic Beijing advice

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Language and useful phrases
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Language and useful phrases

Talk the talk as you walk the walk

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10 Chinese phrases to get you through the summer
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10 Chinese phrases to get you through the summer

Beat the heat with these helpful Mandarin phrases

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Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be here before you know it

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