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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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Victor Rowse

Fitness Expert

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Victor Rowse is a fitness researcher and personal trainer based in Beijing, China. Victor started work as a personal trainer in 1999 when he earned his certification from the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). He undertook further formal study at the Australian Institute of Fitness in 2011 giving him a Master Trainer certification. He also holds a Punchfit boxing certification and Senior First Aid certification.

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Machtelt Schelling

Gallery Founder

I’m the founder of Ubi Gallery, a platform for artists and designers to showcase their unique jewelry and ceramics in Beijing, China. All the objects sold here are unique or made in limited edition. Originally from the Netherlands with a background in art history and media, I established Ubi in 2012.

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Jeff Yiu

Photographer

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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Cristina Drafta

Photographer

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 Nature Trail

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Mike Wheatley

. For a city of Beijing’s immense size and population, the number of nature spots is truly astonishing. The immense 69 hectare Beihai Park, at over one thousand years old, offers the ultimate in picturesque scenery, while the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and the Baiwang Mountain Forest Park just outside the city are equally beautiful and very popular with day-trippers determined to get away from the hustle and bustle.

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    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
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    Hong Ling Jin Park

    Modern park just outside the city with many activities
  3. 紫竹院公园 - Zizhuyuan Park (Black Bamboo Park) +Add

    Black Bamboo Park

    Peaceful park named after dark bamboo found here
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    Baiwang Mountain Forest Park

    Lush heavily forested park northwest of the Summer Palace
  5. Nan Haizi Milu Park Marshes +Add

    Milu Yuan (Milu Park)

    Ecological research center is home to several endangered species
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    Yuyuantan Park

    Scenic park known for its lovely cherry blossoms
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    Shichahai

    Known as Riverbank in Imperial times
    Famous
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    Beihai Park

    A popular Beijing park
    Locals' Pick