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  • Guang Han Tang Chinese Antique Furniture & Art

    Treasures spotted here recently: a Ming dynasty bed; pharmacy cabinets smelling of medicinal herbs. Ships internationally. More
  • Haidian

    Located northwest of the city, this district is where many of the city’s universities are located. It’s also home to the Beijing Zoo (with its ever... More
  • Houhai Lake

    The central Houhai Lake is lined with lively waterfront bars and cafés, take a stroll along the promenade before sitting down to dine. More
  • HuaXiangYuan Tea Shop

    Take home China’s drink. This shop has a variety of boxed sets of teapots, cups, and samples of all the tea in China, from 500g (17.64 ounces) of U... More
  • Ichikura

    A 12-seat Japanese whiskey bar stocked with a selection of rare vanilla- and cherry-scented whiskeys. More
  • Imagine Gallery Laiguangying Donglu

    Laetitia Gauden, a French curator, started the Imagine Gallery in Feijiacun in 2003. More
  • Legation Quarter

    A high-end restaurant, entertainment, and cultural development set within the former American Embassy compound. More
  • Light Monorail Shuttle to Gates

    Get to your gate on time! Beijing Capital International Airport strives for efficiency but has yet to warn unsuspecting travelers arriving late at ... More
  • Long March Space

    The Long March Space, which is well known for its public-art projects along the route of Mao's Long March, uses its space at 798 more as a base tha... More
  • Lost & Found and Left Luggage

    Past the bookstore and the Arrival-level Starbucks, look for the English signs labeled “Lost & Found” and “Left Luggage,” where you can leave extra... More
  • Lounge Chairs and Mini Basketball Court

    If your flight is delayed, go down one level to the Arrivals hall and walk 100 yards east of Gate B (with the giant glass windows overlooking the s... More
  • Maliandao Tea Market

    Jokes about all the tea in China aside, this shopping center (with a main cluster of stores surrounded by street stalls) is a must-visit for cuppa ... More
  • Nanluoguxiang

    Beijing’s atmospheric hutong, or traditional alleyways, are fast disappearing; explore the bustling ones off Nanluoguxiang, near the 13th-century D... More
  • National Centre for the Performing Arts

    A colossal monument to theatre, opera, and classical music opened in the Fall of 2007, just in time to impress the Olympic crowds. More
  • National Grand Theater

    Paul Andreu's delightfully zany China National Grand Theater, a.k.a. the Alien Egg, opened its doors in 2006. More

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