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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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The Best Chaoyang has to offer

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Stay.com editors pick great places in all the cities featured on Stay.com in order to create marvellous travel guides for you. Get inspired, and start creating your own travel guide!

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    Water Cube

    World class arena hosted 2008 Olympic water sports
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    Beijing National Stadium/Bird's Nest

    A must see
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    Chang'an Theater

    Large theater in Beijing features opera and other performances
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    Red theater

    Almost Las Vegas
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    China Railway Museum

    Train enthusiasts should enjoy this exhibit of old train cars
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    Today Art Museum

    Reliable museum for catching a great art show
  7. 南新仓 +Add

    Imperial Granary

    Historic recreation of an imperial grain storage facility
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    National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)

    An infusion of Chinese art
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    Dong Yue Miao

    Ancient Daoist temple dating from the early 14th century
  10. Old Beijing Walls +Add

    Ming Chengqiang Gongyuan (Ming City Wall Park)

    Ruins of the historic wall of the city
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    The Underground City

    Network of underground tunnels and old bomb shelters
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    Dongyue Temple

    A rewarding (and often bizarre) lesson in Daoism
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    Ritan Park

    Home to the Temple of Sun
  14. The City in Autumn +Add

    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
  15. Tuanjiehu Park +Add

    Tuanjiehu Park

    Modern park features swimming pool and other activities
  16. Bird's Nest National Stadium +Add

    Olympic Park

    Relive Beijing's moment of glory
    Locals' Pick
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    Well preserved historic neighborhood located in downtown Beijing
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Beijing's unofficial heart

Rich in "must-see" attractions, Chaoyang is a fascinating district at the heart of the city. From the Underground City to historic Nanluoguxiang, from Ritan Park to the Bird's Nest, this area is full of attractions for all ages. The Beijing Amusement Park is here, and so are many museums, royal gardens and historic temples. If you are visiting Beijing for the first time, this is the place to be.