Beijing Cleans Up for the Olympics

The eyes of the world are preparing to focus on Beijing, China for the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a result, the capital city is sprucing itself up for its visitors. In hosting the 29th Olympiad, this is a turning point for the host city as China ushers in a new era of prosperity. The city went through a huge face …

Fun Facts on the Beijing Olympics

As the world waits in anticipation for the greatest sports spectacle on earth, here are some fun facts to wet your appetite for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Beijing China was awarded the Games of the XXIX Olympiad on July 13, 2001 beating out stiff competition from Toronto Canada, Paris France, Istanbul Turkey and Osaka Japan. Even though the …

Things You Should Know Before Your Trip to Beijing

Ask the most seasoned traveler to share his or her experiences or to discuss some of the most spectacular places he or she has been, and Beijing is likely to be at the head of the list. Not only is Beijing rich in culture, it is certainly one of the most unique places in the world for a traveler to …

Boutique Hotels in China and Must-Sees for Beijing Stopovers

China is a tourism supermarket, when it comes to sightseeing! Only within Beijing, you have the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Confucian Temple, and a hundred more well-known sights to see. Yes, it is impossible to squeeze them all into one day (let alone appreciating any one of them!). If …

Beijing Bed and Breakfasts Hitting the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2009

Conde Nast’s subtitle is ‘Truth in Travel’ – and this motto is more than just words. Conde Nast journalists travel unannounced, and pay their own way into the hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs they review. A positive write-up in Conde Nast is worth more than gold to tourism establishments across the world! And with readers interested in Chanel, Mercedes, Dolce …

Beijing Exotic Eats and Exclusive Boutique Hotels

China’s mark on the world is much more visible in the culinary area than anywhere else. While most of us cannot say ‘Hello’ or ‘Thank you’ in Chinese, we do understand what chop mein, dim sum and ginseng are, and their effect on our taste buds! While the traditional Chinese cuisine has been a part of global culture for many …

Beijing Boutique Hotels Now Reaching Out Into the Modern World

China, as a nation, has gone through a startling transformation in the early part of this century. The color, tastes, values and life of the West are starting to seep in. People are driving, women are empowered … and the entire look of the country is changing. One of the best places to see this metamorphosis is through Beijing’s boutique …

Modern Beijing Boutique Hotels in the City of History

The old and the new blend with an amazing harmony and an unexpected naturalism in Beijing. Those visiting Beijing never have time to visit all of the ‘must-see’s of the city. The section of the Great Wall of China closest to Beijing, the Badaling, is a world heritage listed site. It jostles for time with the Forbidden City, whose very …

10 Must Sees of Beijing

It barely needs saying, but Beijing is an absolutely fascinating city. There is a proud ancient history demonstrated by monuments and museums, juxtaposed against the impressive modern structures constructed in time for the Olympics this year. In this list of 10 must sees, you will see the old mixed with the new – all part of the contrast which makes …