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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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Stay Editors

Yours truly

Ecological attractions, tours and more. Forget the spas, golf resorts and yoga centers, Beijing is surrounded by so much breathtaking nature, that it would be a pity not to enjoy it at its fullest. Gorgeous nature parks and hiking trails surround the city, and the famed Great Wall of China is always a challenging sight.

  1. Whitewater Slalom 2008 Olympics 2 +Add

    Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park

    Rowing park created in 2007 for the 2008 Olympics
  2. Apricot Blossom of Beijing Beigong National Forest Park +Add

    Beigong Forest Park

    Scenic national park is great for hiking and picnics
  3. "The Great Wall of China" - 长城 +Add

    Beijing: Wild Great Wall Trip

    Alternative tour service provides an authentic Chinese experience
  4. Koh Nang Yuan +Add

    Tao Yuan Xian Valley Natural Scenic Spot

    A spot of nature at the edge of Beijing.
  5. View of  Beijing Sideways +Add

    Beijing Sideways

    See the city in a sidecar.
  6. Beijing shopping +Add

    Beijing Shopping Tour (Beijing Impression Company)

    Shopping in the best districts
  7. Motor bike and side car +Add

    Side-car Motorcycles Trips - Beijing Sideways

    Exciting motorcycle tours of Beijing attractions from a side car
  8. The City in Autumn +Add

    Chaoyang Park

    Beijing's largest park boasts many athletic activities and attractions
  9. Bicycles, Beijing +Add

    Bike Beijing - Bicycle Kingdom Tours

    Tour Beijing's attractions from the convenience of a bicycle
  10. Tuanjiehu Park +Add

    Tuanjiehu Park

    Modern park features swimming pool and other activities
  11. Lotus blossom +Add

    Hong Ling Jin Park

    Modern park just outside the city with many activities
  12. Lake in the Olympic Forest Park (3706207244) +Add

    Olympic Forest Park

    Large park built to accommodate the 2008 Olympic Games
  13. 后海 +Add

    Houhai Lake

    A breath of fresh air
  14. Nan Haizi Milu Park Marshes +Add

    Milu Yuan (Milu Park)

    Ecological research center is home to several endangered species
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