The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. As Chinese emperors called themselves 'The Son of Heaven' ,they dared not to build their own dwelling,'Forbidden . . .
Luxury travel, Beijing style.
Hou Hai is a manmade lake and the largest of three consecutive lakes lined with willow trees and surrounded by a rambling maze of hutongs, shops, and cafes.
Hutongs are narrow throughways, often alleys, most prominently present in Beijing, China.
The hutongs in the vicinity of Dongsi Jiutiao are some of the oldest and most special.
Beijing street food is cheap, varied, convenient, and above all great to eat. If you don’t mind abandoning your air conditioned hotel for dusty street corners and crowds of hungry Beijingers then you . . .
The Bookworm is Beijing’s premier English language lending library, bookshop, restaurant and events space.
Located on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate, the Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the place where people paid homage to Confucius during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and . . .
The art of drinking and serving tea plays a major cultural role in China. It inspires poetry and songs. Mutual love of tea cements lifelong friendships.
In the 8th century, the Tian Chang Temple was built in Beijing to house a statue of Lao Tzu. Although it burned down in 1202, the statue was saved . In 1224, Genghis Khan ordered the reconstruction . . .
'798' is located in the Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing.It is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics. Beginning in 2002, arti . . .
Lama Temple Beijing (Yonghegong), or Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple or Yonghegong Lamsery, a renowned lama temple of the Yellow Hat Sect of Lamaism, is situated in the northeast part of Beiji . . .
The architectural design concept of the Capital Museum is “Based on human and cultural heritages to serve the society” and underlines “Harmonious integration of past and present, history and modernism . . .
The Drum and Bell Towers are on Beijing's Central Axis, along with The Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen.
The Grand Canal of China, also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest ancient canal or artificial river in the world.
This is the no.1 spot for Peking Duck in Beijing.
This chill bar housed in a faux Qing dynasty boat in Ritan Park is a favorite among journalists and diplomats. Serving up an excellent selection of teas with a carefully selected drink list, Stone Boa . . .
According to legend, the Great Wall was built by the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang (Reigned 221-210 BC), though historical records trace the true origin of the wall to defensive fort . . .
Beihai (North Sea) Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China located in the center of Beijing.
The family-run San Shi Zhai Feng Zheng kite store is filled with colorful, traditional handmade kites, each a delicate creation of bamboo and paper.
A couple of hundred metres from Panjiayuan, in the southeast of the capital, Huasheng Tianqiao market immortalises Beijing's culture and folkloric traditions.
A very romantic retro-chic sets the tone in this 200-year-old courtyard residence, or hutong, in Beijing’s Dongsi district, which is entered through red doors complete with brass lion’s-head knockers.
Maliandao tea street in Xuanwu District has everything a tea lover could dream of.
The Panjiayuan Market is a super shopping market for all Chinese arts and crafts. It is made up of over three thousand individual stalls covering 48,500 square metres.
True relaxation begins with a state of mind. This is why Dragonfly was created as a contemporary urban retreat, to be an oasis of peace and tranquility in the midst of the big city.
The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Its chinese name, YiHeYuan, translates as 'Garden of Nurtured Harmony' or 'Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony'.
Built in 995, the Niu Jie Mosque is Beijing's largest and oldest mosque and the spiritual center for the city's estimated 200,000 Muslims.
The Beijing Milun School of Traditional Kungfu focuses on the traditional styles of Kungfu, as they were intended to be studied when they were developed many hundreds of years ago.
Nan Luogu Xiang - South Gong and Drum Lane - is a small hutong alley in the Dongcheng district of Beijing, not far from the Bell and Drum Towers, in the old part of town.