Beijing (北京), the capital of China, is looking much more into the future than into the past. Nowadays, it is a city crowded with tourists from China and all over the world. But just a stone's throw away in the past, the city was hardly ever visited by any foreigners.
From the Beijing Travel Guide
22 January 2014
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year (as it is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar) and Spring Festival, signifies the beginning of a new year for the Chinese. Fireworks, dragon dancing, lion dancing and other performances occur in parks and streets. Houses are cleaned to drive away ill-fortune, making room for good luck in the new year. Feasts of dumplings and spring rolls are eaten and red paper-cuts decorate windows and doors!
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Beijing
More Travel Photos
Red lantern House staff are very friendly and helpful. Shared bathroom facilities are cleaned throughout the day. Good location, close to but outside of 'trendy' hutong area, but within walking distance of many tourist attractions. Definitely glad I choose to stay here. ... more
Services provided by the staffs were excellent, and very helpful. ... more
we have a new forum focusing on travel, life information at beijing, please take a look of it. www.touchbeijing.com ...
I've been reading up a bit about Beijing and it sounds like a mad house of pure pulsing adrenalin. Has anyone experienced working there? What's it like especially if you cant speak the language or read Chinese? ...
Hello! New to all this but am after some help please!! My partner and I will be spending New Years Eve in Beijing and wonder where the best place to stay is? Wangfujing? Chaoyang? We'd like somewhere lively to go for New Years Eve and we also plan to do the touristy things like Great Wall etc ...
As a change of pace today we spent the day at the Beijing Amusement park. Not quite Disneyland but plenty of roller coasters to keep us amused for the day. Tonight we made dumplings for our dinner at the hotel we are staying at. ...
Posted in m&m adventures by mayet
The Peoples Republic of China
After a bumpy flight from Kathmandu via Hong Kong we were glad to finally arrive in Beijing! Beijing airport is like a huge space centre! Most of the signs were in Chinese and English so we eventually found where to get the shuttle bus into the city. Beijing is a huge city and very modern. We were ...
Posted in Trip of a lifetime! by rachelk27