Beijing Travel News, Interesting Stories & Events
Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway (HSR), the worlds fastest railway, is coming! Yesterday was the first day of the one-month trial run.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, a luxurious hotel located on the top of the city’s tallest building, held its opening ceremony on Tuesday, claiming its title as the world’s highest hotel.
For 19 years TourBeijing.com has fullfilled the vacation dreams of travelers from around the world with discounted rates at the world’s imperial capital.
After three years of repairs and renovations, the new building of the National Museum of China was formally opened to the public today, and it is now the largest of its kind in the world.
China’s travel and tourism sector is expected to jump from the sixth place in 2008 to the second place in 2020: according to a report recently released by the Boston Consulting Group.
Shanghais landmark tourist destination admits its just too crowded, and announces plans to double in size within the next decade.
To the thousands affected by the earthquake and unclear disaster in Japan, we at TourBeijing send our deepest condolences. We can only imagine the devastating effects that this is having and hope that relief will come as quickly as possible.
President Prime, the newest and most luxurious member of the President Cruises (the Presidential fleet on the Yangtze River), will make her maiden voyage from Yichang to Chongqing on the Yangtze on April 15, 2011.
The most enchanting sights in China are said to be Shanghai at night, Beijing in autumn, Chongqing in fog and Guilin in the rain. I headed to Guilin, which means forest of sweet osmanthus, two weeks ago and was awed by the rain and mist-shrouded peaks in this world-famous site in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Posted on Mar 7, 2010 2:00pm
The International Women’s Day is around the corner. Taking the opportunity, many travel agencies offer activities as well as benefits for female travelers. March, a spring season, is perfect for travelling. The popular itineraries are hot spring hiking tour, shopping tour and flower-appreciation tour. According to tuniu.com, the number of visitors who book the tours around the Women’s Day has increased recently. Besides, group tour bookings continue to rise, as many companies and government institutions offer tours to their female employers as a reward.
Posted on March 1, 2011 2:00pm
The warmth of spring makes all the flowers bloom, and the golden travel time starts. The followings are some scenic spots that truly worth a visit in March, April and May. List them in your travel plans and you won’t be disappointed.
Posted on Dec 12, 2010 2:00pm
The first ice and snow festival at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing will be held on December 22 this year.
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, northern China’s main winter tourism event, is set to open on January 5 2011, offering more than 100 activities in Harbin city.
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
British Airways has announced in Beijing that it will launch direct flights from London to Shanghai, as part of its efforts to expand its presence in the Chinese market.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
BEIJING (AP) China is set to host an event on the world cycling tour for the first time. The tour of Beijing will be held Oct. 5-9, pending the award of a license.
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
Beijing’s first maglev train, Line S1, will begin its construction on Dec. 28 2010 and plans to open to the public in 2012. It uses the low and middle speed magnetic levitation technology.
Posted on Nov 5, 2010
It is reported that the Xiangshan Red Leaves Festival has attracted more than 90 million tourists from home and abroad, which had broken the record of last years 70 million. The tourists reach 10 year High.
Posted on Oct 9, 2010 15:15am
A wetland park named Nanhaizi, which is located in south Beijing’s Daxing District, opened to the public for free on Sunday, the Beijing Times reported.
Posted on Sept 27, 2010 15:15pm
2010 China National Day is around the corner, and the 2010 Chinese National Day holiday is from Oct 1 to Oct 7, 2010.
October 1st is the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and celebrated as China’s National Holiday. As an important occasion, the holiday is celebrated all of the People’s Republic of China.
Posted on Sept 16, 2010 11:40pm
Beijing celebrated the grand opening of its Red Leaf Festival at Fragrant Hills Park on the 14th of September, 2010.
The annual event of the Red Leaf Festival is held in the fall, when all the Fragrant Hills are blanketed with fiery red leaves. According to the park administration, the leaves turn red when the daily temperature gap is larger than 10 degrees Celsius. This event this year will last for 25 days and end on the 6th of November.
Posted by Sept 08, 2010 11:40pm
2010 Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated on September 22th 2010, and Beijing, as the historical and cultural city will hold various events for celebrating the festival.
Posted by Sept 03, 2010 12:00pm
The five months long free contest 2010 for “Top 10 Tour Routes around Beijing finally came to a close yesterday. Thirteen participants have received prizes at an award ceremony in Beijing. The 13 winners were chosen for their recommended travel routes and life experiences in Beijing.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010 2:00pm
Forbidden City, China No.1 palace complex, will open more visiting areas to tourists gradually in the following 10 years, announced by Shan Jixiang, the director of China State Administration of Cultural Heritage, on the opening ceremony of Imperial Garden Cultural Festival and the 5th Beijing Park Festival yesterday.
Posted on Aug 3, 2010 12:00pm
This unassuming noodle shop keeps it cozy, with diners clustered around a narrow counter to witness their noodles being assembled. The menu, too, is tiny.
The three main options (RMB 12-18) are noodles with pork sauce, braised beef and braised pork intestines. The first, with its pork, peanut and scallion combo, is a must-try its a winning hybrid of spaghetti bolognese and dandan mian.
Posted on Aug 2, 2010 4:00pm by Dan Edwards
Warning this post contains spoilers
Recent history is not a realm China’s commercial filmmakers are generally too keen to touch for reasons we dont need to spell out here. As far as I’m aware, Feng Xiaogang’s new blockbuster Aftershock (Tangshan dadizhen) is the first Chinese feature to look at one of the 20th century’s worst natural disasters, the 7.8 magnitude quake in 1976 that flattened the northern city of Tangshan and officially killed 242,000 people (although some claim the real death toll was much higher). I was curious to see how Feng handled what remains a highly contentious period in Chinese history in such a mainstream production. The answer, predictably, is that he doesnt really handle it he simply ignores it.
Posted on July 31,2010 4:17pm by Iain Shaw
Something is afoot at Sanlitun. Rumors have been circulating for some time that the venues opposite Tongli Studios on Sanlitun Houjie, including Lugas, Pure Girl Bar and several DVD stores, have been under pressure to close. Last night (Thursday, July 23) all the venues opposite Tongli Studios were shut.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010 2:00pm by Dan Edwards
Depressing news for Beijingers in todays Wall Street Journal: the air quality in China is officially getting worse again. After steadily improving for the last few years, the WSJ article says Chinas Ministry of Environmental Protection acknowledged last month that Chinas air pollution levels rose in the first quarter of 2010 for the first time since 2007. Yesterday came worse news: “The first half of 2010 had the worst air quality since 2005.”