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Cultural Keys

Tour Guides

Cultural Keys provides professional corporate and tourism services in Beijing and aims to help clients experience life and culture here through business, travel and educational experiences.

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Yvonne Horst

Expat in Beijing

In August 2010 I moved to China for half a year, planning to come back somewhere in March of 2011. That didn’t happen. I still live and work in China.

I share travel information about China as well as other countries on my website, I give tips on how to find a teaching job, share my thoughts on places I’ve slept and give budget tips.

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Kristen Lum

Founder of LumDimSum

I originally came to Beijing as a student in 2006 and within just two years, I was planning weddings, restaurant/club/lounge openings, fashion shows, and managing the PR, Marketing and Media for Beijing’s top nightlife and dining destinations. I now have my own lifestyle blog called LumDimSum that covers restaurant news and reviews alongside events for creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips!

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Delia Gavrilescu

Travel Writer

I am passionate about everything travel, and I write on hospitality topics, travel resources, announcements, awards and much more for Argophilia Travel News. I am happy to share my travel experiences and favorites with you on Stay.com.

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Cristina Drafta


I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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Nels Frye

Founder of Stylites.net

In over a decade based mostly in Beijing and sometimes in Shanghai, Nels Frye has been a consultant at Kamsky Associates Inc., Editor-in-Chief of LifeStyle Magazine, and a freelance photographer and writer. He gained international and local recognition for the street style blog stylites.net, a valuable record of the looks and attitudes of Beijingers in the start of the 21st Century. He also conducts styling workshops.

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Jeff Yiu


I am a photographer currently based in Beijing, working with fashion and portraiture. Originally from Hong Kong and after living in Sydney, I decided to move to Beijing to explore the history and culture that I had never spent time to appreciate whilst growing up.

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Beijing Nature Trail

  1. 云罩寺@天津盘山 +Add

    Mt. Panshan Scenic Area

    Scenic mountain area includes temples and other historic sites
  2. Lion Cub Sleepy +Add

    Beijing Badaling Safari World

    Large zoo featuring mountain animals close to Great Wall
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    Jingdong Canyon Scenic Area

    Scenic area near mountains, caves, and a canyon
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    Yanqi Lake

    Swans, limpid waters and gorgeous landscapes
  5. Shidu +Add


    Scenic mountain gorge located along the Juma river
  6. Lake Rietplas +Add

    Jinhai Lake

    A lake of gold
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    Longqing Valley Scenic Area

    Scenic spot includes reservoir and three grand gorges
  8. The City in Autumn +Add

    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
  9. Lotus blossom +Add

    Hong Ling Jin Park

    Modern park just outside the city with many activities
  10. 紫竹院公园 - Zizhuyuan Park (Black Bamboo Park) +Add

    Black Bamboo Park

    Peaceful park named after dark bamboo found here
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    Baiwang Mountain Forest Park

    Lush heavily forested park northwest of the Summer Palace
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    Tian Chi Canyon

    Scenic canyon provides opportunities for rock climbing and more
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    Song Shan Forest Tourist Area

    Scenic tourist area is part of Song Shan Nature Reserve
  14. Nan Haizi Milu Park Marshes +Add

    Milu Yuan (Milu Park)

    Ecological research center is home to several endangered species
  15. Yuyuantan Park, Beijing +Add

    Yuyuantan Park

    Scenic park known for its lovely cherry blossoms
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    Known as Riverbank in Imperial times
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    Beihai Park

    A popular Beijing park
    Locals' Pick

For a city of Beijing’s immense size and population, the number of nature spots is truly astonishing. The immense 69 hectare Beihai Park, at over one thousand years old, offers the ultimate in picturesque scenery, while the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and the Baiwang Mountain Forest Park just outside the city are equally beautiful and very popular with day-trippers determined to get away from the hustle and bustle.