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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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Linda Dunsmore

Travel Writer

German/American travel writer based in South Korea. I write about my travels in Asia and around the world showcasing local traditions, food, culture, and hidden places.

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Carl Setzer

Beer Expert

I’m the founder of Great Leap Brewing, a local brewery in Beijing. Great Leap beers proudly incorporate traditional Chinese ingredients and boast flavors and aromas unique to the Middle Kingdom. Each of our beers is created with the goal of showcasing the finest aspects of Chinese history and culture.

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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


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


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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Things to do with Kids in Beijing

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Cristina Drafta


Family holidays in Beijing. Travelling with kids actually means getting to see some of the most fun things that Beijing has to offer. The enormous Beijing Amusement Park is on a scale comparable to Disneyland, while the astonishing super-human feats at the Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show are sure to amaze the entire family. With hundreds of other kid-friendly destinations to see, the only problems will be when it becomes time to go home!

  1. Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park +Add

    Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park

    Large amusement park located near to Tiananmen Square
  2. Chaoyang Park +Add

    Chaoyang International Travel Festival

    Fiesta in Beijing's Chaoyang Park
  3. sony exploration pavillion +Add

    Sony ExploraScience (Suoni Tan Meng)

    New interactive children's museum located in Chaoyang Park
  4. Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show +Add

    Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show

    Spectacular Chinese acrobatics
  5. 世界公园19 +Add

    World Park Beijing

    International landmarks and family fun
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    Beijing Huanle Gu (Happy Valley Amusement Park)

    Popular amusement park with rides and other attractions
  7. China Railways KF7 - 607 +Add

    China Railway Museum

    Train enthusiasts should enjoy this exhibit of old train cars
  8. Beijing Museum of Natural History exterior 2010 Sep 04 +Add

    Natural History Museum

    Museum features many interesting exhibits and natural specimens
  9. Ancient Observatory, Beijing +Add

    Ancient Observatory

    The history of Chinese Astronomy
  10. Bees Collecting Pollen 2004-08-14 +Add

    China Honey Bee Museum

    Museum dedicated to information about the honey bee
  11. 后海 +Add

    Houhai Lake

    A breath of fresh air
  12. The City in Autumn +Add

    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
  13. Beijing planetarium entrance +Add

    Beijing Planetarium

    The first of its kind in China
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    Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)

    Large inland aquarium located near to the Beijing zoo
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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.