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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beijing's Green Lungs

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

More than city parks and gardens. Beijing is surrounded by scenic nature, national parks and ecological areas that would take a lifetime to explore. If you want to experience one of the most beautiful "green escapes" here, any of the following destinations will do. Stay.com staff favorites: Pearl Lake, Yuyuantan Park, Silicified Wood National Geological Park and the Cherry Valley Botanical Garden.

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    Anding Yulin Ancient Mulberry Garden

    Historic garden features old and new mulberry trees
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    Peach Garden Paradise Scenic Area

    Scenic area with thick forests and high mountains
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    Longqing Valley Scenic Area

    Scenic spot includes reservoir and three grand gorges
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    Yanqi Lake

    Swans, limpid waters and gorgeous landscapes
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    Silicified Wood National Geological Park

    National park preserving fossilized trees millions of years old
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    Cherry Valley Botanical Garden

    Botanical garden featuring many unique flowers and trees
  7. Apricot Blossom of Beijing Beigong National Forest Park +Add

    Beigong Forest Park

    Scenic national park is great for hiking and picnics
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    Pearl Lake

    Oysters galore
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    Scenic mountain gorge located along the Juma river
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    Miyun Reservoir

    The water of the city
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    Jinhai Lake

    A lake of gold
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    Jingdong Canyon Scenic Area

    Scenic area near mountains, caves, and a canyon
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    Baiwang Mountain Forest Park

    Lush heavily forested park northwest of the Summer Palace
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    Longqing Gorge

    Beautiful scenic park with mountains and a river
  15. Aobishanzhuang, Daguanyuan +Add

    Grand View Garden (Daguanyuan)

    Garden designed according to a popular Chinese novel
  16. 紫竹院公园 - Zizhuyuan Park (Black Bamboo Park) +Add

    Black Bamboo Park

    Peaceful park named after dark bamboo found here
  17. Yuyuantan Park, Beijing +Add

    Yuyuantan Park

    Scenic park known for its lovely cherry blossoms
  18. Nan Haizi Milu Park Marshes +Add

    Milu Yuan (Milu Park)

    Ecological research center is home to several endangered species
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