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Step-by-step guide to booking Badaling Great Wall tickets online
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:26:20 +0800

Step-by-step guide to booking Badaling Great Wall tickets online

As of June 1 2019, visitors to the Badaling section of The Great Wall need to buy tickets online. There are two ways that you can get tickets – its official website and WeChat mini programme – though both method...Read More
Time Out's official Trump-does-Beijing bucket list
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42:46 +0800

Time Out's official Trump-does-Beijing bucket list

Donald Trump, former reality star, Tweeter-in-Chief and America's 45th President, touches down in Beijing today for what's set to be one of the most important foreign trips of his presidency so far. While his schedule's sure to be absolutely jam-pac...Read More
Time Out's ultimate guide to Tiananmen Square
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:19:14 +0800

Time Out's ultimate guide to Tiananmen Square

You’ve just touched down in Beijing for the first time, and whether you’re staying for a day, a week, a few months or longer, there’s a good chance you’ll be beelining for the city’s crown-jewel attractions. Given its positio...Read More
Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Summer Palace
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:51:58 +0800

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

Along with the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace is undoubtedly one of Beijing’s hottest attractions, offering a different experience for visitors in every season. Whether you’re coming to whizz across its fro...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Shuiguan
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:41:21 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Shuiguan

Although situated just a few kilometres to the southeast of Badaling, the well-restored Shuiguan manages to remain uncrowded. While it may lack the length and overall grandeur of its neighbours, its accessibility from the city make it a great choi...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Mutianyu
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:28:54 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Mutianyu

Heavily restored it may be, but it’s got more watchtowers than most, some of the longest stretching views, and you can even ride a giant slide down from the top. Rides aside, this section – the second most visit...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Jinshanling
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:32:10 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Jinshanling

We’re not in Beijing anymore, Toto, we’re in neighbouring Hebei province at the starting point of one of the Great Wall’s most popular hikes. Part-restored, part-wild, this section offers stellar views and an unmatched range of architectural features o...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Shanhaiguan & Laolongtou
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:54:07 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Shanhaiguan & Laolongtou

Although a fair jaunt away to the Hebei coast, the well-preserved Shanhaiguan (the Shanhai Pass) has a lot to offer those who do make the journey – after all, it was here that the whole course of Chinese history change...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Jiankou
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:11:24 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Jiankou

Untouched, unregulated and, in so many ways, unsafe. This section of the wall is the prime pick for those looking for a wild wall hike, with spectacular peaks and troughs, crumbling towers and sheer drops making for some unbeatable ...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Huangyaguan
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:59:07 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Huangyaguan

Although officially part of neighbouring Tianjin, Huangyaguan is a restored section still within reach of Beijing. It’s a bit further out, but great if you’re looking to rack up some serious steps without crowds or the crumbly peril of t...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Huanghuacheng
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:14 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Huanghuacheng

Also known as the ‘Water Great Wall’ (水长城), thanks to the reservoir that interrupts and submerges it at several points, Huanghuacheng gives exceptional views into the surrounding valleys. Visitors also have the choice between restored comfort and one of t...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Gubeikou
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:16:47 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Gubeikou

One of the oldest sections of the Great Wall, Gubeikou is beautifully unrestored, but with more moderate gradients, clearer paths and less potential peril than some of its counterparts, making it a great choice for self-guided wild wall hikes. Wh...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Juyongguan
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:39:06 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Juyongguan

The closest section to Beijing city centre, water-straddling Juyongguan may seem like an easy way out, but it’s full of historical intrigue and considered to be one of the three Great Passes of the Great Wall. What’s the story...Read More
Great Wall of China guide: Badaling
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:29:40 +0800

Great Wall of China guide: Badaling

*from 1 June 2019, you can only purchase Badaling Great Wall tickets online. Check out our step-by-step guide to book tickets...Read More
The guide's guide to tourism in Beijing
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:07:52 +0800

The guide's guide to tourism in Beijing

We love Beijing. And every time we have guests over, we are more than happy to give them the grand tour through our beloved city...Read More
Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Forbidden City
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:17:41 +0800

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

It's the jewel in our city's crown, its geographical centre and historical heart, our poster boy and the cover girl to countless guidebooks. While term 'unmissable' is bandied around fairly lightly, there's no doubt that Beijing's Forbidden City, a Un...Read More
So you've got 24 hours in Beijing...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:41:56 +0800

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

Welcome to historic Beijing! City of culture, government, duck and Wall, Beijing is whatever you ask of it...Read More
The best Airbnb properties in Beijing
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:12:32 +0800

The best Airbnb properties in Beijing

Whether you're stopping off in Beijing for a vacation or treating yourself to a little staycation, the city's Airbnb hosts have something for all tastes and groups of all sizes. We've picked out some of the best properties on offe...Read More
Beijing's best tours and tour companies
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:34:03 +0800

Beijing's best tours and tour companies

Whether you're a long-term resident of Beijing or just stopping by, the city's tour operators have something for everyone. We've picked out the best of the bunch, all of whom are committed to providing memorable experiences with no hidden cos...Read More
The alternative Beijing tourist guide
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:41:53 +0800

The alternative Beijing tourist guide

Done with swamped tourist traps? Check out these alternative things to do in Beijing, great for both savvy tourists and Beijingers alike...Read More

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