Amazing Beijing

One of the most exciting cities in the world, Beijing is on the boil, welcoming and open for business 24/7. Eastern in flavour and western in style, its streets are full of youthful activity.

The political and cultural epicentre of an evolved China exudes a dynamic energy of change and growth that pulsates day and night. Modern buildings conceal traditional courtyards tucked away in small Hutongs, people practicing tai chi in the parks and ancient architectural treasures that have seen the rise and fall of many a dynasty.

Amazing Beijing is full of information to help make life easier during a stay. The first few restaurants, authorities needed to register or acquire a driver's licence, public transport, the region's delights, shops, hotels, doctors, sources, clubs, international schools; they can all be found here. Enjoy your stay.

Things To Do

National Museum

National Museum of China.

As you would expect, the mission of the National Museum of China is to inform and educate about Chinese art and history. The massive building was one of ten structures erected in celebration of the foundation of the Republic of China...

National Art Museum of China

National Art Museum of China.

Housed in a beautifully adorned building, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing is the largest art museum in China. See traditional Chinese paintings, sculpture, post-modern prints and contemporary art including caricatures...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum

Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum.

Traditional Chinese has become more and more popular outside of Asia. People all over the world swear to the efficiency of acupuncture, herbal treatments, traditional massages and Qigong. Beijing has a museum...

Jazz

Jazz.

China is not generally well-known for its jazz music. In fact, the genre was completely banned during the Cultural Revolution of the 60's and 70's. Nowadays, ask anyone in the international jazz scene where the place for jazz is...

Dance

Dance.

In Beijing, dance often takes a back seat to the acrobatics and Peking Opera shows more popular with visitors.  But dance is alive and kicking in the capital, with plenty of options on offer. The Poly Theatre in Dongzhimen often hosts...

Expat Life

The Bookworm.

The Bookworm.

Is it a bookshop or a library? Food or literature? No need to decide at the Bookworm. An English language lending library, bookshop, bar, café, restaurant , event space  –  and a hub of Beijing expat life...

International School Beijing

International School Beijing.

The International School of Beijing (ISB) was initially established as a U.S. embassy school in the early 1970s, and has since grown into an educational institute servicing over 1800 students a year.  A 33-acre campus in the Shunyi District...

Beijing BISS International School

Beijing BISS International School.

Beijing BISS International School is a K-12 English-language day school located just to the north of central Beijing near the third ring road. It is an IB-certified school at the Primary, Middle Years, and Diploma level, servicing nearly 400...

The Location

City Feeling

City Feeling.

It’s a popular saying in Shanghai that “Shanghai is a city of blue, and Beijing a city of grey.” It’s all too easy for some to criticize China’s capital, and a favorite pastime of jealous residents of China’s Other City...

Character

Character.

In a nation of over 1.3 billion people spread out over 9.6 million sq. km. of land, with 56 ethnic groups and over a dozen dialects, it is virtually impossible to pinpoint "the" Chinese character. However, there are a few concepts prevalent...

Society

Society.

China: A nation boasting 5000 years of history, spanning over more than 20 dynastic periods ruled by hundreds of emperors. The home of Confucianism and Taoism, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. The birthplace of gunpowder...

Public Toilets

Public Toilets.

There’s good news and bad news about public toilets in Beijing.  The good news is, that with over 5000 of them, Beijing probably has more public toilets than any city in the world.  The bad news is that, even with efforts to modernize them...

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Amazing Beijing - New format rolled out in Germany

The new Amazing Capitals format is even more streamlined to enable readers a speedier search for what they are looking for. Reduced to three main zones, the site offers Expat Life, Things To Do and The Location. First articles online now...

Germanys Great

Germany's Great - And often very surprising

Receive an early insight to a new and exciting project that is being developed. Germany's Great is telling the world about all that is wonderful, quirky or enjoyable about Germany and the Germans. The first of many. Progressing daily, topics include the Smile Days...

Village Green

Village Green - A Children's Creative Charity

This project will bring orphans from across Europe together for creative vacations in a special place. The non-profit organisation will be active in several countries. The new website is now online and fundraising has commenced...

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