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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class and Market Tour

Starting at$90

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Tours & Sightseeing

Small Group Beijing Day Tour:Tiananmen Square,Mutianyu Great Wall,Forbidden City

Starting at$119

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Day Trips & Excursions

Great Wall at Mutianyu Small-Group Tour with Picnic and Wine

Starting at$74

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Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Xi'an Tour from Beijing by Air with Private Terracotta Army

Starting at$720

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus

Starting at$56

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Beijing Private Tour with Temple of Heaven, Peking Duck Dinner

Starting at$131

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Beijing Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Class Private Cultural Tour

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Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Beijing Small-Group Day Tour with Hutong, Zoo, Summer Palace

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Multi-day adventures

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North China Getaway

Starting at$1,490

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Beijing to Hong Kong Getaway

Starting at$2,640

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Day Trips & Excursions

Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing City 2-Day Tour with Lunch

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Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Beijing Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour

Starting at$564

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Coach Tour: Simatai Great Wall And Gubei Water Town

Starting at$55

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2-Day Beijing Highlights Small-Group Tour

Starting at$198

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2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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Great Wall Mutianyu, Forbidden City 2-Day Tour from Beijing

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Nanjing is a city steeped in history and cultural heritage

Welcome to Nanjing

Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, has more than 2,500 years of history and over 500 years as China’s ancient capital. Nanjing  Brocade, Qinhuai Lantern, Jingling Scripture Engraving and Nanjing Paper Cutting have been designated as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Nanjing offers a well-connected transportation system, including direct international flights. Citizens of 53 countries transiting through Nanjing can use its 144 hour visa-free policy to enjoy the city. 

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Art and culture

How visiting the world’s busiest museums has changed

5 min readPublished Jul 7, 2020

As some of the most popular museums in the world reopen, here are the new COVID rules and restrictions that visitors can expect.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 06: A man looks at Guernica by Pablo Picasso during the partial reopening of the Reina Sofia Museum, after its closure in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on June 06, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. A maximum of 30 people (30%) at a time are now allowed to view Picasso's iconic anti-war painting depicting the 1937 bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish civil war.   (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Adventure travel

Trailblazers: crossing into China as a Lonely Planet writer in the 1980s

8 min readPublished Jul 7, 2019

Our Trailblazers series sees Lonely Planet's guidebook writers reflect on past adventures, reminisce a little, and compare their experiences past and…

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Food and drink

Cool Xisi: Beijing's up-and-coming neighbourhood

5 min readPublished Oct 19, 2017

Xisi (literally ‘West Four’) is a neighbourhood in western Beijing, so called for its four richly carved paifang (sign gates) that once straddled the…

Cool Xisi: Beijing's up-and-coming neighbourhood
Food and drink

Rooster booster: how to welcome the Chinese New Year

5 min readPublished Jan 23, 2017

This year, China welcomes the Rooster, crowing in the new year on 28 January 2017. The Rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac (between the…

Rooster booster: how to welcome the Chinese New Year
Art and culture

Hidden Beijing: 10 intriguing sights to discover in the Chinese capital

5 min readPublished May 18, 2016

As Beijing leaps skywards into the 21st century, its history can sometimes get left in the shadows. But despite the new highways and high-rises, China’s…

Hidden Beijing: 10 intriguing sights to discover in the Chinese capital