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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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A Budget Break in Beijing

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

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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    Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

    Large historic Taoist temple is local center of activity
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    Hou Hai

    Trendy area with historic attractions, restaurants, and bars
    Locals' Pick
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    Zhongshan Park

    The public park was formerly an imperial garden
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    Yuyuantan Park

    Scenic park known for its lovely cherry blossoms
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    Dong Tang (East Church or St. Joseph's Cathedral)

    Historic Christian church with services in English
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    Beihai Park

    A popular Beijing park
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    Known as Riverbank in Imperial times
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    Hutongs are streets made up of traditional Chinese homes
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    Well preserved historic neighborhood located in downtown Beijing
    Locals' Pick
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    Houhai Lake

    A breath of fresh air
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    Galerie Urs Meile

    A gallery with international reputation
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    798 Art Zone

    Trendy exhibition space for artists and commercial activities
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    New Long March Space

    Aiming to make arts education
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    Capital Museum

    A beautiful museum, with free admission

Beijing must see attractions for every budget

It's always easy to see Beijing on a budget - that is, if you can afford the air fare. There are many budget hostels and hotels, and some of the best attractions in the city are also free - some year round, some on special occasions. Stay.com recommends: see the Hutongs, or explore the Nanluoguxiang neighborhood - an authentic slice of history in downtown Beijing.