City Guide: Beijing


Visit Xingyuan Restaurant for an extremely local breakfast.

For lunch, we suggest Ju BaoYuan.

Find the best local roast duck at Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant (old fashioned) or Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant (more modern).

For nightlife, make sure to check out Modernista, Sanlitun (this part of the city doesn’t sleep).


Visit Wudaoying Hutong - young people love this place in day time (they move to Sanlitun for clubbing at night!)

The Fayuan temple is one of the city's oldest and most renowned Buddhist temples.

Zhengyici Theatre for Peking Opera.

Also explore Gubei Water Town, Houhai, and the Shichahai Hutong area.


Explore Nanluoguxiang for local, traditional goods.

Wander through the Panjiayuan Flea Market for local, traditional, and historical goods.


Heyuan International Hostel - Close to famous hutongs and it’s classic.

Jianguo Hotel Beijing has a pretty backyard.

The classic, Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel is close to famous hutongs and historical attractions. 

Legendale Hotel Beijing is located in the modern part of Beijing.