The Great Wall  the symbol of China, the largest man-made monument ever to have been built. It is one of seven new wonders of the world.
The Forbidden City (Gugong)  the largest and best-preserved palace complexes in the world.
Tiananmen Square  the symbol of Beijing, the largest city square in the world.
The Summer Palace  the best preserved royal garden in China.
The Temple of Heaven  used by Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests.
Beihai Park  the world's earliest royal garden.
Ming Tombs  one of the largest and best-preserved imperial tomb complexes in the world.
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) Beijing's most visited religious site and also the most famous Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.
798 Art District  the epicenter of China's contemporary art world.
Hutong and Siheyuan Old Beijing alleys and courtyard houses. One must-see trendy hutong is Nanluoguxiang near Houhai Lake,  Prince
Gong's Mansion - World's largest courtyard home.

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Beijing Top Tourist Attractions  
Bird's Nest Stadium  Main Olympic Venue where Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set three world records. Designed by Swiss architects, Herzog &
de Meuron.
National Aquatics Centre or Water Cube  Iconic Olympic venue where US swimmer Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals.
China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV building)  Twisted steel archway designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts, aka "the Egg" One of the most controversial pieces of Beijing's modern new architectures.
Designed by French architect Paul Andreu.
Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport  largest building in the world. Designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.
Modern Architecture - New Landmarks in Beijing
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Beijing Shopping Secrets  - Shop 'til you drop in Beijing
Shopping Centers, Department Stores and Malls in Beijing
Oriental Plaza | China World Shopping Mall  | The Place |  SOGO | Joy City
Golden Resources (New Yansha) |  Lufthansa Center | Seasons Place |  Shin Kong Place | China Central Place | Cofco Plaza | Parkson |
Jinbao Place | Solana | Surprise Outlets |  Village at Sanlitun | Park Life | Beijing Scitech Outlet Mall

Wangfujing:  China's Most famous shopping street
Xidan: Favorite destination for Beijingers on a shopping spree.
Qianmen Shopping Street and Dazhalan: Oldest commerial Area in Beijing, reopened in 2008 after renovation

Markets and Bazaars in Beijing
Panjiayuan Antique Market:  Best Antiques and Souvenirs
Hong Qiao Pearl Market:  Best high-quality bargain pearls
Yashow market:
 Best "designer goods" in Beijing   
Gaobeidian Market: Best Antique Furniture in Beijing
Ritan Office Building:  Best Designer Discounts in Beijing
Xuishui(Silk Street): Most Infamous Market in Beijing

Plastered T-Shirts  Best Souvenir Beijing T-Shirt
Shanghai Tang: China's only luxury brand
Zhongguancun Electronics City:   Best electronics in Beijing

What to buy in Beijing           How to haggle in Beijing

Where to buy in Beijing
Antiques, Curios, Gifts and Souvenirs  |  Books and Art/Craft Books  | Carpets | Children's Books | Designer Fashion and Boutiques
Health stores and pharmacies  | Jewelry |  Kid-Friendly Shopping | Kites | Organic Foods  | Silk,Qipao and Fabrics  | Tea and Teapots
Beijing Nightlife Best Bets
Best Hotel Bars: Atmosphere (China World
Summit Wing)
Centro (Kerry Centre Hotel) | Red
Moon (Grand Hyatt) | Aria (Chine World Hotel)

Best Martini:
Q bar

Best Pub in Beijng: Black Sun Bar

Best Open Air Bar: Stone Boat

Best Pizza and Beer: The Tree

Best Trendsetter: No Name Bar

Dance Clubs: Banana | China Doll |  Mix | The
World of Suzie Wong |  Vic's

Live Music Bars: Yugong Yishan | D-22 | CD Jazz

Sports Bars: The Pavilion | Goose&Duck  | Paddy

Babyface | Bed Tapas&Bar | Block 8 | Cargo Club
Drum and Bell | Face Bar | Great Leap Brewing |
Lan Club | Lush Bar | Mai Bar | Passby Bar |

The Ultimate Pampering Experience:
Massage and Spas in Beijing: Bodhi | Dragonfly |
Heavenly spa by Westin | I Spa | Ritz-Carlton Spa
| St. Regis Spa | Zenspa
Beijing Hotels, Accommodation Guide
How to choose a hotel in Beijing including Accommodation Tips

Best Boutique Hotel: Hotel Kapok

Best Splurge Hotels: The Peninsula | Ritz-Carlton, Financial Street

More Luxury Hotels: China World Hotel | China World Summit Wing |  Commune at the Great Wall | Grand Hyatt
Beijing | Kerry Center Hotel | Raffles Beijing Hotel |Ritz-Carlton Beijing | Shangri-La Beijing | Sofitel Wanda Beijing | St.
Regis Beijing | Westin Beijing

Business and high-end hotels: Beijing Hotel | Great Wall Sheraton | Hilton Beijing | JW Marriott Hotel Beijing |
Kempinski Hotel | Park Plaza Beijing | Swissotel

Courtyard Hotels:
Bamboo Garden Hotel | Duge Courtyard Boutique Hotel | Graceland Yard Hotel |  Hotel Cote Cour
SL | Red Capital Residence

Family-friendly Hotels: The Ascott | Commune at the Great Wall |
Friendship Hotel |
Kerry Center Hotel | Sino-Swiss Hotel | Westin Beijing

Best Bargain; Beijing Downtown Backpackers Accommodation
More Budget and Hostels: Eastern Morning Sun Youth Hostel | Feiying Binguan | Jade International Youth Hostel |
Lotus Hostel | Lama Temple International Youth Hostel |
Lusongyuan |

What's New(Recently Opened Hotels in Beijing): Aman at Summer Palace (Sep. 2008) | The Emperor (April 2008) |
Fairmont Beijing (Sep 2009) | Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (July 2008) | Hotel G Beijing (May 2008) | Legendale Hotel
Beijing (Oct. 2008) | Mandarin Oriental (have been due to open 2009 but destroyed by fireworks on Feb.9, 2009) |
The Opposite House (Aug. 2008) | Pangu seven-star Hotel Beijing (Dec. 2008) | Park Hyatt Beijing (July 2008) |
Westin Beijing Chaoyang (June 2008)
Best of Beijing Arts and Entertainment Guide
Beijing Opera (Peking Opera): Introduction | Venues | Videos
Beijing Opera Star: Mei Lanfang

Best Acrobat Shows  |  Best Martial Arts and Kung Fu Shows

Beijing's Art Districts: Dashanzi 798 | Caochangdi | Jiuchang (Liquor Factory) | Songzhuang | 22 International Art Plaza | Guanyintang Gallery

Best Classic Music in Beijing:
Central Conservatory of Music
More Classic Music Venues

Best Modern Dance Troupe: Beijing Modern Dance Company
Best Traditional Chinese Music; China Conservatory of Music
China Philharmonic Orchestra: First Chinese Orchestra that played for Pope at the Vatican

Most controversial New Venue:
National Grand Theatre

Among the World’s 20 top selling artists in 2008, eleven of them are Chinese artists: Zhang Xiaogang | Zeng Fanzhi | Yue Minjun | Wang
Guangyi | Liu Xiaodong |
Cai Guo-Qiang | Yan Pei-Ming | Chen Yifei | Fang lijun | Liu Ye | Zhou Chunya |
Chinese Movie Stars:
Zhang ziyi (most beautiful person in China) | Gong Li (now a Singapore citizen) | Jackie Chen
Lang Lang | Li Yundi

Top Chinese Movies:   Farewell My Concubine | To Live | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | Hero | Yellow Earth | Raise the Red Lantern |
Peacock | Together | In the Mood for Love |  Spring in a Small Town | Red Sorghum (Based on Nobel Literature Laureate Mo Yan's Novel)
Best Dining Bets in Beijing
Beijing Duck (Peking Duck): Most famous dish in Beijing
Best Beijing Duck Restaurant:
Made in China (in the Grand Hyatt) | Dadong Roast Duck | Liqun Roast Duck | Duck de Chine (全鸭季)

Best Chinese Restaurants in Beijing:
Best Cantonese:
Crystal Jade Palace | Huang Ting | Lei Garden | Jin Ding Xuan | Zen5es
Best Dim-Sum and Best for Kids:
Din Tai Fung
Best Hot Pot: Ding Ding Xiang | Hai Di Lao Huoguo  (海底捞) | Little Sheep | Xiangcao Xiangcao Yunnan hotpot | Aura Hot pot
Best Late Night Ding and Best Desserts: Bellagio
Best Noodle: Noodle Loft
Best Sichuan: Chuan Ban | South Beauty | Feiteng Yuxiang | Yuxiang Renjia
Best Vegetarian: King's Joy (京兆尹) | Pure Lotus |                           More Vegetarian Dining
Best Yunnan: Dali Courtyard | Lost Heaven (花马天堂云南餐厅) | Middle 8th |  South Silk Road | Yunteng Bingguan   More Chinese Restaurants

Best International Restaurants in Beijing:
Best American:
Element Fresh | Chef Too | Home Plate Bar-B-Que | Union Bar & Grille
Best Business Lunch:
Alameda | Aria (in the China World Hotel) | Hatsune | Le Pré Lenôtre | Mare | W Dine and Wine | Migas | Mosto
Best Décor: Capital M | Duck De Chine | Green T. House | Lan Club (by Philippe Starck)| Made in China | People 8 | Whampoa Club Beijing
Best Family Meal: Grandma’s Kitchen | Annie’s | The Orchard
Best French:
Brasserie Flo | Le Pré Lenôtre | Jaan | Maison Boulud à Pékin (by Daniel Boulud) | Temple Restaurant Beijing
Best Innovative Cuisine:  Whampoa Club Beijng
Best Italian: Cepe (Ritz Carlton, Financial Street) | Le Café Igosso | Mercante | Opera Bombana | Sureno (The Opposite House) | Annie’s
Best Japanese:
Hatsune | Yotsuba | Nobu Beijing | Haiku by Hatsune
Best Southeast Asian: Nuage (Vietnamese with Lakeside and Rooftop Dining) | Café Sambal | Purple Haze | Serve the People
Best Wi-Fi Café and Bookstore: The Bookworm
Best Wine List:  Aria | Cepe | Maison Boulud | Modo
Beijing's highest restaurant:
China Grill
Best Places for a Romantic Dinner: The Courtyard | Le Cafe Igosso | Mare | Mosto | My Humble House | Purple Haze
Best New Restaurants: Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard (马克南四合轩) |  Capital M | Salt | Susu | Temple Restaurant Beijing

Non-Smoking Restaurants in Beijing    Organic Restaurants in Beijing
Themed Restaurants: East is Red,   Tiolet-Themed
Family Travel Guide in Beijing
Children's attractions in Beijing: Agrilandia Italian
Farm | Beijing Amusement Park | Beijing Aquarium |
Beijing World Park | Beijing Zoo | Blue Zoo Beijing |
China Science and Technology Museum |
Fundazzle |
Happy Valley | Sony ExploraScience

Children's Booksores in Beijing: Big and Little
Books | Peekabook House |
The Bookworm

Family-friendly Hotels in Beijng:The Ascott | The
Commune at the Great Wall | Great Wall Sheraton |
Hilton Beijing | Holiday Inn Lido | Sino-Swiss Hotel |
The Westin Beijing

Family Travel Tips - around Beijing with Kids

Health stores, Pharmacies and Clinics for Family:
Watson's | Beijing Vista Clinic | New Century
International Children’s Hospital | Beijing United
Family Hospital and Clinic

International Kindergartens in Beijing

International Schools in Beijing

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Beijing: Din Tai Fung |
Fish Nation | Grandma's Kitchen | Steak & Eggs |
Zone de Confort

Shopping for kids in Beijing: Bannerman Toys |
New China Children's Store | Three Stones Kite
Business Travel to Beijing Guide
Best Places to do Business in China:  Shanghai |
Guangzhou | Beijing | Hangzhou | Nanjing |
Shengzhen | Tianjin | Qingdao

Eating and drinking etiquette

Best Business Lunch: Alameda | Aria  | Hatsune |
Le Pré Lenôtre | Mare | South Beauty | W Dine and

Foreign Embassies and Chambers of Commerce in

Survival Tips on business travel to Beijing
10 Tips for Business Travel in China
Top Ten Must-see Attractions in Beijing: The Great Wall | The Forbidden City | Tiananmen Square | The Summer Palace | The Temple of
Heaven | Beihai Park | 798 Dashanzi Art District | Hutongs around Houhai area | Lama Temple | Panjiayuan Antique Market

Top 10 New Architectural Wonders of Beijing - Beijing Top Ten New Buildings - Top Ten Ultra-Modern Buildings in Beijing: The
National Centre for the Performing Arts (the Egg) | New China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV building) | Beijing National Stadium
(Bird's Nest) | National Swimming Centre (Water Cube) | Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport | Beijing South Railway Station | Linked
Hybrid (Beijing MOMA) (by Steven Holl) | Beijing Yintai Centre | New Poly Plaza | China World Trade Center Tower III (tallest building in Beijing)

Top Ten Great Walls in Beijing: Badaling Great Wall | Juyongguan Great Wall | Mutianyu Great Wall | Simatai Great Wall (closed for
renovations) |
Jinshanling Great Wall | Huanghuacheng Great Wall | Jiankou Great Wall | Gubeikou Great Wall | Shuiguan Great Wall |
Lupiguan Great Wall

Top Ten Beijing Free Attractions: Tiananmen Square | 798 Dashanzi Art District | Hutongs | Houhai  | Panjiayuan Antique Market | Chairman
Mao's Mausoleum |
Wangfujing Street | Qianmen Street | Sanlitun | Silk Street Market

Top Ten Parks in Beijing: Bei Hai Park | Temple of Heaven | Fragrant Hills Park | Jing Shan Park | Chaoyang Park | Di Tan Park | Ri Tan Park
| Grand View Garden |
Zhong Shan Park | Old Summer Palace (yuanmingyuan)

Top Ten Side Trips from Beijing: The Great Wall | Thirteen Ming Tombs | Eastern Qing Tombs | Western Qing Tombs | Cuandixia | Jietai
Temple | Tanzhe Temple | Marco Polo Bridge | Shidu Scenic Area | Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site

Top Ten Museums in Beijing: Palace Museum | Capital Museum | Chairman Mao Memorial Hall | National Museum of China | Chinese
Science and Technology Museum | Chinese Military History Museum | National Art Museum of China | Natural History Museum | Poly Art
Museum | Beijing Planetarium

Top Ten Galleries in Beijing: 798 Space | Beijing Art Now Gallery | China Art Seasons | Chinese Contemporary | Courtyard Gallery | National Art
Museum of China | Pace Beijing | Red Gate Gallery | Ullens Center for Contemporary Art | White Space Beijing

Top Ten Restaurants in Beijing: Alameda | Din Tai Fung | Made in China | Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck | The Courtyard | Hatsune | Cepe |
Mare | South Beauty | Liqun Roast Duck

Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Beijing: The Courtyard | Vineyard Café | Dali Courtyard | Le Pré Lenôtre | W dine & wine | Mare | Nuage |
The Orchard | Le Café Igosso | Café Sambal

Top Ten Places to shop in Beijing: Malls at Oriental Plaza | Panjiayuan Antique Market | Shin Kong Place | The Place | China World Mall |
Seasons Place Shopping Mall | Silk Market | Ritan Office Building | Hong Qiao Pearl Market | Village at Sanlitun

Top Ten Antique Markets in Beijing: Panjiayuan Dirt Market | Lilichang Cultural Street | Hongqiao Antique Market | Beijing Curio City | Tianya
Antique City | Baoguosi Temple Cultural Market | Haiwangcun Curio Market | Lugou Bridge Antique Market | Liangma Collection market |
Gaobeidian Antique Furniture Market

Top Ten Hotels in Beijing : The Peninsula | St. Regis | Grand Hyatt | China World Hotel | Ritz-Carlton, Financial St. | Westin, Financial St. |
Hotel Kapok | Hotel Côté Cour SL | Gu Xiang 20 | Commune at the Great Wall

Top Ten Hostels in Beijing: Peking Downtown Backpackers Accommodation | City Central International Youth Hostel | Drum Tower Youth
Hostel | Eastern Morning Sun Youth Hostel | Far East International Youth Hostel | Feiying Internatinal Youth Hostel | Leo Hostel | Poachers Inn |
Saga International Youth Hostel | Sleepy Inn Downtown Lakeside | Zhaolong International Youth Hostel

Top Ten Nightspots in Beijing: Centro | World of Suzie Wong | Baby Face | Vics | Mix | Banana | Lan Club | Bed Tapas & Bar | No name bar |
Yigong Yishan

Top Ten Massages, Saunas & Spas in Beijing: Bodhi | Dragonfly | Heavenly spa by Westin | I Spa at Taiyue Suites | Ritz-Carlton Spa | St.
Regis Spa | Zenspa | Quan Spa at JW Marriott | Touch Spa at Holiday Inn | Oriental Taipan  

Top Ten Hot Spring Resorts and Water Parks in Beijing: Tulip Hot Spring Garden Resort | Hot Spring Leisure City | Long Mai Hot Spring Resort
| Flower Bay Magnetic Spa Resort | Hong Lu Hot Spring Resort | Yun He Yuan Hot Spring Resort | Nan Gong Hot Spring Resort | Feng Shan
Hot Spring Resort | Xie Dao Water Park | Lakeview Waterpark

Top Ten Ski Resorts in Beijing: Yunfoshan Shi Resort | Nanshan Ski Village | Jundushan Ski Resort | Badaling Holiday Snow | Huaibei Ski
Resort | Lianhuashan Ski Resort | Snow World Ski Park | Shijinglong Ski Resort | Longfengshan Ski Resort | Qiaobo Indoor Ski Dome

Top Ten Beijing Gyms, Fitness Centers and Yoga Clubs: Hosa Fitness Club | Nirvana Fitness & Spa Center | Kewen Yoga | Chanzhou Yoga
Institute | Zhangbei Fitness | Mahua Fitness and Leisure Club | CSI Bally Total Fitness | Miracle Fitness Center | Aikido Heqidao Martial Arts
Fitness Club | Tiantan Tianxing Fitness Club

Top Ten Places of Worship in Beijing: Confucius Temple | Lama Temple | South Cathedral (Nantang) Beijing's oldest Catholic Church) | Ox
Street Mosque (Beijing's oldest and largest mosque) | Fayuan Temple | North Cathedral | St.Joseph's Cathedral (Dongtang) (Beijing's Most
Beautiful Church) |
Chongwenmen Christian Church | White Cloud Temple (Beijing's largest Taoism Monastery) | St. Michael's Church

Top 10 Universities for International Students in Beijing:  Peking University (aka, Beida, the Harvard of China) | Tsinghua University (the
MIT of China) |  Renmin University of China | Beijing Normal University |  China University of Political Science and Law |  Beijing University of
Aeronautics and Astronautics | Beijing Institute of Technology |  Beijing Jiaotong University |  Beijing University of Chemical Technology |  
University of Science and Technology Beijing
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