Tips and Articles for Beijing

Dean Kaufman

Tibetan antique furniture expert Chris Buckley's renowned Beijing shop, Torana House, now has a sister in Shanghai: Torana Gallery (339-15 Chang Le St... Read More

See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow.Meet the JuryArchitect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary... Read More

"Your bags are not here," the woman in white gloves told me, taking a deep breath that suggested she'd been on the receiving end of passenger wrath... Read More

BeijingThe sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38... Read More

It defended dynasties for more than 19 centuries, but in recent years, China's Great Wall has become vulnerable to time, weather, and human encroachment... Read More

Openings listed by launch date:Launch: Spring 2007Virgin AmericaWhen the low-cost carrier launches this year (at press time, the airline was awaiting... Read More

Films are big business in Mainland China—though not the sort shown at multiplexes. The cinema tradition that's making a comebackis the drive-in theater.... Read More

Beijing's HouHai Lake has been a favorite of picnickers and poets for decades. Recently, a fresh crop of inventive restaurants has sprouted beside the... Read More

We all look forward to the New Year to get a fresh start, make resolutions, and of course to peer into our crystal ball and figure out what will happen... Read More

The first modern art exhibition I ever saw in Beijing was at the former house of a Ming-era court eunuch named Wang Zhen, who was known for being... Read More

I stumbled upon the oldest semolina bakery in the world and was welcomed—as if family—when the baker set up a card table in front of his tiny shop and... Read More

Top SightsThere are 31 sports venues scattered throughout Beijing, but the Olympic Green (beijing2008.com) will be the epicenter of the Games.It’s the... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

ShanghaiIn the heart of Pudong, the stylish Shile Boutique Lifestyle Centre (No. 1, Lane 599, Fangdian Rd.; 86-21/5033-9113) offers a modern take on... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days... Read More

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

Not long ago, at the Asia Society on Park Avenue in Manhattan, I saw a photograph I couldn't stop thinking about. It showed a young Chinese... Read More

China's food scene may still be in its infancy, but two restaurant openings provide a glimpse into its future. Beijing Housed in a slender, two-story... Read More

Head Straight to the SourceWhile you might find the same traditional crafts and goods in every Chinese city (fans, brushes, dolls), each originates from... Read More

Beijing: 2–3 daysChina’s political, historical, and cultural capital demands at least three days—for the familiar landmarks of Tiananmen Square and the... Read More

How to Catch a CabIn Beijing and Shanghai, look for the comfortable new Hyundais and Volkswagens. Elsewhere, reputable cabs have a red light in the... Read More

See our slideshow of Olympic Venues Open to the Public.Mark Hobson, a 61-year-old creative director and wilderness guide, pushes his sled into the luge... Read More

The much-anticipated opening last November of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing's Dashanzi Art District marks the beginning of a... Read More

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