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The city that got the ultimate makeover

Beijing, like many large Asian cities, is a merging of ancient and modern. Groundbreaking architecture, plush five star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants now rub shoulders with relics of the city’s past, be they street hawkers, traditional neighborhoods or UNESCO World Heritage sights.

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The bar with good connections - and a fun crowd

The bar with good connections - and a fun crowd Editors' Note

The people’s hero, ChinaDoll continues to pull in the punters despite courting controversy on a number of occasions. A colourful mishmash of Chinese modern art sculptures, raunchy photos, chichi chandeliers and faux leather seats, clubbers go for the reasonably priced drinks and party atmosphere.

Once this place gets going it’s hard to beat. They frequently have live shows, as well, which charge at the door, but are well worth checking out.

33 Sanlitun Bei Lu, Beijing
86 (0)10 8776 6271
Open 6pm-late daily