Beijing Travel News, Interesting Stories & Events

Beijing Travel News, Interesting Stories & Events

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12 May. 2013

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway trail started yesterday

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway (HSR), the world’s fastest railway, is coming! Yesterday was the first day of the one-month trial run.


9 May. 2013

World's Highest Hotel Opens in Hong Kong

Most Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong

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.


19 April. 2013

TourBeijing Celebrating 19 Years of Satisfied Customers!

For 19 years has fullfilled the vacation dreams of travelers from around the world with discounted rates at the world's imperial capital.


18 April. 2013

New National Museum of China opens to public

New National Museum

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.


3 April. 2013

China to Become World's Second Largest Tourism Market by 2013

China Tour 2013

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.


3 April. 2013

Shanghai Yu Yuan to double in size

Shanghai Yu Yuan Garden

Shanghai’s landmark tourist destination admits it’s just too crowded, and announces plans to double in size within the next decade.


19 March. 2013

Japan Update: Current News Shows no Cause for Alarm in China

Japan Earthquake

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.


19 March. 2013

President Prime to Make a Maiden Voyage in April

President Prime to Cruise the Yangtze River

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, 2013.


9 March. 2013

Guilin Never Ceases to Amaze

Guilin Tour

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.


7 March. 2013

Happy Women's Holiday; Traveling on Women's Day

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 2:00pm

Women's Holiday Travel

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, 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.


1 March. 2013

Joyous Travel in the Early Spring

Posted on March 1, 2013 2:00pm

Great Wall in Spring

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.


12 Dec. 2013

Ice and Snow Festival to Be Held at Old Summer Palace

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 2:00pm

Old  Summer Palace

The first ice and snow festival at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing will be held on December 22 this year.


03 Dec. 2013

2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Posted on Dec 03, 2013

2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival Tour

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, northern China's main winter tourism event, is set to open on January 5 2013, offering more than 100 activities in Harbin city.


24 Nov. 2013

British Airways to launch direct London-Shanghai flight

Posted on Nov 24, 2013

British Airway: flight to Shanghai from London

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.


15 Nov. 2013

Beijing to Hold World Cycling Tour Event

Posted on Nov 15, 2013

Beijing Bike Tour

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.


12 Nov. 2013

Beijing's first maglev train plans to open in 2013

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Maglev Train

Beijing's first maglev train, Line S1, will begin its construction on Dec. 28 2013 and plans to open to the public in 2013. It uses the low and middle speed magnetic levitation technology.


5 Nov. 2013

Tourists to Join Xiangshan Red Leaves Festival reaching 10 Year High

Posted on Nov 5, 2013

Red Leaves

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 year’s 70 million. The tourists reach 10 year High.


9 Oct. 2013

Beijing's Biggest Wetland Park Opens

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 15:15am

<Beijing's Biggest Wetland Park Opens

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.


27 Sept. 2013

Celebrating the Upcoming 2013 China National Day

Posted on Sept 27, 2013 15:15pm

<Celebrating the Upcoming 2013 China National Day

2013 China National Day is around the corner, and the 2013 Chinese National Day holiday is from Oct 1 to Oct 7, 2013.

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.


16 Sept. 2013

Celebrating Beijing Red Leaves Festival

Posted on Sept 16, 2013 11:40pm

<Celebrating Beijing Red Leaves Festival

Beijing celebrated the grand opening of its Red Leaf Festival at Fragrant Hills Park on the 14th of September, 2013.

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.


08 Sept. 2013

Beijing Mid-Autumn Festival

Posted by Sept 08, 2013 11:40pm

<Top Tour Routes Picked by Real Travelers

2013 Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated on September 22th 2013, and Beijing, as the historical and cultural city will hold various events for celebrating the festival.


03 Sept. 2013

Top 10 Beijing Tourist Routes Picked by Real Western Travelers

Posted by Sept 03, 2013 12:00pm

<Top Tour Routes Picked by Real Travelers

The five months long free contest 2013 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.


22 Aug. 2013

Forbidden City will Open More Royal Pavilions and Halls

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm

Forbidden City

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.


3 Aug. 2013

Simple Slurping: Mian Dui Mian Noodle Bar

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 12:00pm

Noodle Shop

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 – it’s a winning hybrid of spaghetti bolognese and dandan mian.


2 Aug. 2013

Aftershock: Tangshan as a Family Affair

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 4:00pm by Dan Edwards

Film: Aftershock

Warning – this post contains spoilers

Recent history is not a realm China's commercial filmmakers are generally too keen to touch for reasons we don’t 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 doesn’t really handle it – he simply ignores it.


31 Jul. 2013

Sanlitun Houjie Venues Facing Closure

Posted on July 31,2013 4:17pm by Iain Shaw

Sanlitun in Beijing

Something is afoot at Sanlitun. Rumors have been circulating for some time that the venues opposite Tongli Studios on Sanlitun Houjie, including Luga’s, 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.

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28 Jul. 2013

Beijing's Air Pollution Levels on the Rise Again

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 2:00pm by Dan Edwards

Heavy Smog in Beijing

Depressing news for Beijingers in today’s 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 China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection acknowledged last month that China’s air pollution levels rose in the first quarter of 2013 for the first time since 2007. Yesterday came worse news: “The first half of 2013 had the worst air quality since 2005.”

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