Local expert guides to Beijing

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Local expert guides to Beijing

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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 on a Budget

  1. Leather fetish installation + high school students: When 没顶公司 (沒頂公司) MadeIn Company’s Play was on view at ABHK recently / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14073.BW +Add

    New Long March Space

    Aiming to make arts education
  2. Wrapped bushes (8410176429) +Add

    Liuli Factory

    Factory located on a street known for unique artifacts
  3. Lotus Lane, Qianhai Lake, Beijing, China +Add

    Lotus Lane

    Trendy street with lots of restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars
  4. the Sanlitun bar street +Add

    Sanlitun Bar Street

    Street is a known gathering place for Beijing's international ...
  5. Yuyuantan Park, Beijing +Add

    Yuyuantan Park

    Scenic park known for its lovely cherry blossoms
  6. Zhongshan Park (中山公园) +Add

    Zhongshan Park

    The public park was formerly an imperial garden
  7. Nan Haizi Milu Park Marshes +Add

    Milu Yuan (Milu Park)

    Ecological research center is home to several endangered species
  8. Old Beijing Walls +Add

    Ming Chengqiang Gongyuan (Ming City Wall Park)

    Ruins of the historic wall of the city
  9. Ghost Street, Beijing +Add

    Ghost Street (Gui Jie)

    When hunger strikes...
    Locals' Pick
  10. china ceramics - blue dragons +Add

    Capital Museum

    A beautiful museum, with free admission
  11. Inside +Add

    798 Art Zone

    Trendy exhibition space for artists and commercial activities
  12. Hutong +Add


    Hutongs are streets made up of traditional Chinese homes
  13. Great Wall - Huang Hua Cheng +Add

    Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

    Another portion of the Great Wall of China

Is Beijing doable at a discount? You bet it is – though freebies are few and far between, this guide provides more than enough options for a good couple of days of low-cost sightseeing. A number of Beijing’s galleries are free to enter, including 798 Space and New Long March Space, while the numerous Hutongs make for an interesting distraction and can be found all over Beijing.