Tips and Articles for Beijing

Dean Kaufman

With a population of more than 21 million people and a sprawling network of roads, Beijing's sheer scale can be overwhelming for first-time visitors.... Read More

It's silly to expect clear roads and smooth sailing after any long weekend, but this traffic jam in Beijing following "Golden Week"—a national... Read More

A Chinese woman who was making a connecting flight from Beijing to Wenzhou Friday was told by airport security that she could not take an... Read More

The final choice for the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics was uninspiring. One candidate, Beijing, which co-bid with the lesser-known Chinese city... Read More

Counting 980 buildings spread across 180 acres, Beijing’s Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in... Read More

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... Read More

China’s booming capital will soon boast the world’s most expansive airport terminal, having recruited internationally celebrated architect Zaha Hadid to... Read More

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... Read More

Hong KongA burgeoning cultural scene is giving a new dimension to this fast-paced city.Art WalksFour noteworthy galleries and neighborhoods to explore... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

The Athlete: Stan BahnsenThe Experience: This former Major League Baseball pitcher and 1968’s Rookie of the Year for the New York Yankees (who had a... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

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,... Read More

Africa/Middle EastQ: What about Dubai? I’ve been to Al Manzil which was excellent. where else can I stay? Sarah Spagnolo: Well, I can’t stop thinking... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

Day 1Morning: Wake up at the Opposite House (doubles from $342), in the upscale Sanlitun neighborhood, and head downstairs for a fortifying breakfast of... Read More

AndazParent: HyattBack Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied... Read More

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... Read More

BeijingQiThe Lowdown In Chinese, Qi means "Seven"— the number of China’s provinces whose cuisines are on the menu of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial... Read More

Two years after the Olympic games, Beijing continues to evolve at full tilt, with exciting new lounges, restaurants, and hotels popping up across the... Read More

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Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn.A: “Call at least one month in advance... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night RestaurantsHow do you coax AnthonyBourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

The highlight of a visit to the new Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is the extraordinarily detailed scale model of the city that projects what China’s... Read More

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