Beijing

Tips and Articles in Beijing

Counting 980 buildings spread across 180 acres, Beijing’s Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. It is also estimated to receive some 8 million visitors a year. Right across the s...
In the four years that Ai Wei Wei has been barred from leaving his home country, the Chinese artist has had high-profile shows at the Brooklyn Museum, D.C.’s Hirshhorn, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, and Alcatraz Island, assembled by teams of curat...
China’s booming capital will soon boast the world’s most expansive airport terminal, having recruited internationally celebrated architect Zaha Hadid to produce plans for a structure that (like many of her works) is huge, undulating, and seemingly...
Let’s face it: hotels favor certain guests over others. Some will always be offered the biggest rooms with the best views, the extra attention, and all the perks (welcome gifts, on-site credit) that make staying at a hotel a little bit nicer. S...
Hong Kong A burgeoning cultural scene is giving a new dimension to this fast-paced city. Art Walks Four noteworthy galleries and neighborhoods to explore. Wong Chuk Hang: Cutting-edge art spaces are colonizing the former industrial zone. Veter...
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The Athlete: Stan Bahnsen The Experience: This former Major League Baseball pitcher and 1968’s Rookie of the Year for the New York Yankees (who had a career total of 146 wins) shares his tips on pitching and hitting, plus a history of the game. ...
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China is in the midst of what may be the biggest building boom in human history, surpassing the creation of the Pyramids and the Great Wall, outstripping the celebrated build-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Tens of millions of the country’s 1.3 b...
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Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
Day 1 Morning: Wake up at the Opposite House (doubles from $342), in the upscale Sanlitun neighborhood, and head downstairs for a fortifying breakfast of congee and dim sum at its Village Café (breakfast for two $28). Next stop: the Ming-era Impe...
Andaz Parent: Hyatt Back Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied-à-terre. Where You’ll Find Them: Hollywood, New York, and London, among other cities. Resor...
Hidden down a quiet alleyway in the clubby Sanlitun neighborhood, Hotel G (doubles from $160) mixes Hollywood glamour and Art Deco touches: in the 110 plum-hued rooms, sexy black-and-white photographs hang on concrete walls stenciled with damask m...
Beijing Qi The Lowdown In Chinese, Qi means "Seven"— the number of China’s provinces whose cuisines are on the menu of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street’s new restaurant. (For more on the hotel, see T+L’s It List.) Craving the tingling...