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It’s all About the Combo: Fusion Food in Beijing

Jul 09, 2014 Comments(0)

Asian fusion restaurants are especially popular around the Western world, and they are picking up popularity in Beijing at the moment too. Here are our picks of some fusion cuisine restaurants to try around the city. ... Read More>>

New Openings in Beijing: Great Food & Beverage Additions in Sanlitun

Jun 24, 2014 Comments(0)

The past year a lot of new places have popped up throughout Sanlitun, from new restaurants to chains bringing us a taste of home. This is our pick of the best food and beverage newcomers in Sanlitun, Beijing. ... Read More>>

When Hunger Strikes: Quick Guide to Take-Away Food Options in Beijing Hot

Jun 09, 2014 Comments(1)

Beijing has a dizzying selection of sit-down restaurants, but there are also hundreds, if not thousands, of take-away food options in Beijing. Here, we ambitiously congest the expansive list to a handful of solid options. ... Read More>>

Lazy Eating: Best (Non-Hotel) Brunches in Beijing Hot

May 21, 2014 Comments(0)

Whether you’ve stayed out bar hopping way past your normal bedtime or just find yourself in need of some extra shut eye after a long, hard week at work, we’ve compiled a list of the best pocket friendly options so you can brunch to your heart’s content. ... Read More>>

Beijing Summer Special Part II: Go Beyond Your Limits

May 15, 2014 Comments(0)

Last month we brought you Part I of the Beijing Summer Special, and now we present to you, Part II. This time we bring you more of the summer-time, heat-loving activities that you’ve been waiting all winter to get back to doing. ... Read More>>

Beijing Summer Special: Eating out & relaxation (Part 1) Hot

Apr 16, 2014 Comments(0)

As we move through this brief period called spring and head full speed into summer, we all feel a sense of excitement that we can once again do all those things that we missed doing during winter. Here are a few options to consider for beautiful summer days:... Read More>>

Laundry in Beijing: What Are My Options? Hot

Apr 04, 2014 Comments(0)

No matter where you are, laundry is a necessity. Here at eChinacities, we want to help take care of this necessary evil with as little trouble as possible. So, let us break down the options available to us here in Beijing. From first to worst, here they are. ... Read More>>

A Blossoming Culture: Art Exhibitions and Events in Beijing this Spring Hot

Mar 12, 2014 Comments(0)

The number of art exhibitions and events in Beijing are on the rise, there are great choices almost everyday. Here are some of our picks of longer running art exhibitions, and of JUE events, that are good to be enjoyed on both weekdays and on weekends. ... Read More>>

2014 Bookworm Beijing Literary Festival: Which Events to Hit? Hot

Feb 25, 2014 Comments(0)

The Bookworm Literary Festival celebrates literature and ideas brought together from China and beyond. This is a great opportunity to meet your favorite authors, especially those writing on China, and listen to them talk about their books and/or areas of ...... Read More>>

The Expat’s Guide to Living in Beijing’s Hutongs Hot

Feb 10, 2014 Comments(2)

I have lived in a hutong for six months, and it is definitely a love-hate relationship. For those thinking about moving into the hutongs, there are definitely some pros and cons to evaluate before making the move. Using my experiences, here is the expats ...... Read More>>

Chinese Cuisine Part II: Explore the Tastes of Chinese Ethnic Food in Beijing Hot

Jan 27, 2014 Comments(1)

The eight traditional cuisines of China reside mainly in the Han-majority regions, including Hunan and Jiangsu, but what of the rest of the country? This piece will explore – somewhat controversially – the tastes of China’s ethnic regions. ... Read More>>

10 Modes of Transportation in Beijing During Cold Weather Hot

Jan 08, 2014 Comments(1)

As Jack Frost nips at your nose, here’s a guide to help you select the best way to get around Beijing this winter. ... Read More>>

Festivities Season: 2013 Christmas events in Beijing Hot

Dec 09, 2013 Comments(0)

Ready for a rocking Christmas or just want a few options to usher in the cold weather and the season of giving (or shopping)? Here is a shortlist of 10 of the best ways to celebrate this month in Beijing. ... Read More>>

No More Empty Nest Syndrome: Olympic Stadium Hosts Winter Events Hot

Dec 03, 2013 Comments(0)

This winter Beijing’s Bird’s Nest will be playing host to a high stakes snowboarding competition and will be transformed into a Disney princess snow castle among other highlights in what is, to date, the most active month for the venue.... Read More>>

Experience the Delights: China's Famous Cuisines Part 1 Hot

Nov 18, 2013 Comments(1)

The eight traditions of Chinese cooking are divided by province. They are: Anhui, Guangdong (Cantonese), Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, and Zhejiang. In this two part series, we guide you through China’s most famous cuisine and where to enjoy ...... Read More>>

With the Wind in Your Hair: Top 5 Places to Run in Beijing Hot

Nov 04, 2013 Comments(0)

With the cold winter on the horizon, now is as good a time as any to get outside and run in Beijing. Here are five places in Beijing where running is a pleasant (well…less unpleasant) experience. ... Read More>>

Let the Ghosts Dance! Beijing Halloween Round up 2013 Hot

Oct 22, 2013 Comments(0)

Halloween is a time when the hell raisers come forth and take control of our streets. When Death’s minions dance on our calm and ordered existence and leave in their wake a destruction of hangovers. But where to celebrate this night of madness in Beijing? ... Read More>>

Wudaoying: Hidden Gems in and Around this Hutong Hot

Oct 09, 2013 Comments(1)

The quirkiness of Wudaoying makes it a worthy visit upon your list of interesting hutongs of Beijing to visit. This guide lists some of the lesser-known gems you’ll find in Wudaoying. ... Read More>>

Trend Magnets: Beijing’s Most Popular Hipster Hangouts Hot

Aug 27, 2013 Comments(0)

The broad concept of ‘hipster’ is that whatever is being described as such should be unique or special in some way. In Beijing, there is no shortage of bars, eateries, galleries and other hangouts that attract the hipster crowd. ... Read More>>

A Taste of the Southwest: Finding Beijing’s Best Yunnan Restaurants Hot

Aug 12, 2013 Comments(0)

Beijing offers a multitude of cuisine from different provinces across China, but Yunnan cuisine is definitely high up on the popularity list. From spicy mint salads to grilled goats cheese slices, Yunnan food is a treat to the palate. Here we introduce six ...... Read More>>

All Aboard! Great Places to Go Boating in Beijing Hot

Jul 29, 2013 Comments(0)

Beijing surprisingly has its fair share of boating opportunities. Whether it’s a trip down the canals or a relaxing row in a lake, we make sure your needs are fulfilled with our guide to the best spots for boating in Beijing. ... Read More>>

Into the Wild: The Best Spots for Camping in Beijing Hot

Jul 18, 2013 Comments(1)

Ever dream of sleeping under the stars somewhere in the outskirts of Beijing? It doesn’t have to be a dream. This article outlines five of the best spots for camping in Beijing. ... Read More>>

Beijing Bars with a View: 6 Rooftop Bars in the Gulou Area Hot

Jul 04, 2013 Comments(1)

You either love or hate Beijing’s sweaty summer heat, but one aspect of summer that everyone enjoys is lounging on a rooftop bar in Beijing’s historic Gulou area while sipping on an ice cold beer or cocktail—just make sure to bring some mozzy spray! ... Read More>>

Taking a Splash with Style: The Best Water Parks in Beijing Hot

Jun 20, 2013 Comments(1)

Like almost any city in China during the summer, the heat in Beijing is pretty relentless. It’s best to embrace it however; and there’s no better way to do it than taking a splash in one of the city’s many water parks. ... Read More>>

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