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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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The Best Chaoyang has to offer

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Yours truly

Beijing's unofficial heart. Rich in "must-see" attractions, Chaoyang is a fascinating district at the heart of the city. From the Underground City to historic Nanluoguxiang, from Ritan Park to the Bird's Nest, this area is full of attractions for all ages. The Beijing Amusement Park is here, and so are many museums, royal gardens and historic temples. If you are visiting Beijing for the first time, this is the place to be.

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    The Water Cube

    Aquatics center & Olympic pool
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    Beijing National Stadium/Bird's Nest

    A must see
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    Chang'an Theater

    Large theater in Beijing features opera and other performances
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    Red Theater

    Almost Las Vegas
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    China Railway Museum

    Train enthusiasts should enjoy this exhibit of old train cars
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    Today Art Museum

    Reliable museum for catching a great art show
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    Imperial Granary

    Historic recreation of an imperial grain storage facility
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    National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)

    An infusion of Chinese art
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    Dong Yue Miao

    Ancient Daoist temple dating from the early 14th century
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    Ming Chengqiang Gongyuan (Ming City Wall Park)

    Ruins of the historic wall of the city
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    The Underground City

    Network of underground tunnels and old bomb shelters
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    Dongyue Temple

    A rewarding (and often bizarre) lesson in Daoism
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    Ritan Park

    Home to the Temple of Sun
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    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
  15. Tuanjiehu Park +Add

    Tuanjiehu Park

    Modern park features swimming pool and other activities
  16. Bird's Nest National Stadium +Add

    Olympic Park

    Relive Beijing's moment of glory
    Locals' Pick
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    Well preserved historic neighborhood located in downtown Beijing
    Locals' Pick
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