Beijing Boutique Hotels Now Reaching Out Into the Modern World

China, as a nation, has gone through a startling transformation in the early part of this century. The color, tastes, values and life of the West are starting to seep in. People are driving, women are empowered … and the entire look of the country is changing. One of the best places to see this metamorphosis is through Beijing’s boutique …

Modern Beijing Boutique Hotels in the City of History

The old and the new blend with an amazing harmony and an unexpected naturalism in Beijing. Those visiting Beijing never have time to visit all of the ‘must-see’s of the city. The section of the Great Wall of China closest to Beijing, the Badaling, is a world heritage listed site. It jostles for time with the Forbidden City, whose very …

10 Must Sees of Beijing

It barely needs saying, but Beijing is an absolutely fascinating city. There is a proud ancient history demonstrated by monuments and museums, juxtaposed against the impressive modern structures constructed in time for the Olympics this year. In this list of 10 must sees, you will see the old mixed with the new – all part of the contrast which makes …

Mothers Capture Precious Medals at the Beijing Olympics

The full range of female athletes on the 2008 Olympic teams makes it clear that age and family responsibilities are not the barriers to participation in the Games they used to be. Stories from Beijing highlight the courage and resolve of the mothers of the world – as they demonstrate their athletic prowess and win gold or silver medals. Significant …

The Best Accommodation To Book For Olympic Games In Beijing

If you are one of the lucky international visitors that will be staying in Beijing during the Olympic Games, there is a huge variety of accommodation available to you. Everything from super-luxury properties, to rock-bottom budget accommodation is available in Beijing -however if you don’t book your luxury hotel in China soon, you may not be left with a choice! …

Traveling to the Beijing Olympics? Study Chinese!

The date August 8, 2008 for this year’s Summer Olympics was chosen for a reason – this is an extremely significant day for the Chinese. If you’re one of the lucky people traveling to China to watch the XXIX Olympiad, study Chinese and follow these tips for acceptable actions in China. Know the Rules Olympic tourists in China are given …

Beijing Cleans Up for the Olympics

The eyes of the world are preparing to focus on Beijing, China for the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a result, the capital city is sprucing itself up for its visitors. In hosting the 29th Olympiad, this is a turning point for the host city as China ushers in a new era of prosperity. The city went through a huge face …

Fun Facts on the Beijing Olympics

As the world waits in anticipation for the greatest sports spectacle on earth, here are some fun facts to wet your appetite for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Beijing China was awarded the Games of the XXIX Olympiad on July 13, 2001 beating out stiff competition from Toronto Canada, Paris France, Istanbul Turkey and Osaka Japan. Even though the …

Things You Should Know Before Your Trip to Beijing

Ask the most seasoned traveler to share his or her experiences or to discuss some of the most spectacular places he or she has been, and Beijing is likely to be at the head of the list. Not only is Beijing rich in culture, it is certainly one of the most unique places in the world for a traveler to …