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    Aman at Summer Palace

    1 Gong Men Qian Jie, Yiheyuan (Summer Palace) (Haidian)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-5987-9999 | www.amanresorts.com/amanatsummerpalace

    Imperial Luxury

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    • FOOD

      The Lobby - Continental breakfast, tea, and snacks; Naoki - French kaiseki; The Grill - Western; The Chinese Restaurant; 24-hour room service
    • PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)

      RMB 3,700
    • CONNECTIVITY

      Yes - Wi-Fi available
    • SPA

      Yes
    • DRINK

      The Reflection Pavilion - includes a Cigar Room in the bar area with a Music Pavilion across a small pond
    • YEAR OPENED

      2008
    • FREE INTERNET?

      Yes
    • METRO

      Xiyuan
    • ROOMS

      Restored imperial quarters mixing original features and modern amenities
    • # OF ROOMS

      18 rooms; 25 suites; 7 courtyard suites; 1 Imperial Suite
    • GYM

      Yes - including lap pool, squash courts, and yoga room

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    Aman Spa at Aman at Summer Palace

    Aman at Summer Palace, 1 Gong Men Qian Jie, Yiheyuan (Summer Palace) (Haidian)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-5987-9999 | www.amanresorts.com/amanatsummerpalace/home.aspx

    Tradition Meets Modernity

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    • SERVICES

      Massages; body treatments; reflexology; manis and pedis; hair
    • APPOINTMENTS

      2-5 days
    • COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIES

      Fitness center; Pilates and yoga studio; juice bar; squash courts; lap pool
    • SIGNATURE TREATMENT

      Nurtured Harmony Treatment
    • PRICE (NURTURED HARMONY TREATMENT)

      RMB 1,500
    • METRO

      Xiyuan
    • HOURS

      Daily; phone to inquire
    • NOISE

      Quiet

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    Park Hyatt Beijing

    2 Jian Guo Men Wai Da Jie (Central Business District)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8567-1234 | beijing.park.hyatt.com

    Jetsetter Launch Pad

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    • FOOD

      China Grill - Chinese and Western; The Lounge - simple Chinese and Western; The Private Room - Cantonese; International Food Warehouse - international mix; XIU - Chinese fusion; 24-hour room service
    • PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)

      RMB 1,760
    • CONNECTIVITY

      Yes - Wi-Fi available
    • SPA

      Yes - Tian Spa with some treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine; Park Life Spa - traditional Chinese massage only
    • DRINK

      China Bar - live jazz, great views; Xiu - three bars, live entertainment, and outdoor terrace
    • YEAR OPENED

      2008
    • FREE INTERNET?

      No
    • METRO

      Guomao
    • ROOMS

      Sleek, contemporary decor and fab city views
    • # OF ROOMS

      237, including 18 suites
    • GYM

      Yes - two fitness centers (Tian Spa and Park Life Fitness), both with pools and great views

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    Tian Spa

    Park Hyatt, 2 Jian Guo Men Wai Da Jie (Chaoyang)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8567-1157 | beijing.park.hyatt.com

    Spa With a View

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    • SERVICES

      Body treatments; massages; facials; salon
    • APPOINTMENTS

      1-7 days
    • COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIES

      Fitness center; pool; yoga studio; sauna; steam room; whirlpool
    • SIGNATURE TREATMENT

      Tui Na and Ba Guan Therapy (traditional manipulation and cupping massage)
    • PRICE (90 MIN. TUI NA AND BA GUAN THERAPY)

      RMB 860
    • METRO

      Guomao
    • HOURS

      Daily: 10:00am-10:30pm
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium

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    The Peninsula Beijing

    8 Jin Yu Hu Tong (Wangfujing)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8516-2888 | www.beijing.peninsula.com

    Polished

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    • FOOD

      Huang Ting; Jing; 24-hour room service
    • PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)

      RMB 1,200
    • CONNECTIVITY

      Yes - Wi-Fi available
    • SPA

      Yes - Peninsula Spa by ESPA
    • DRINK

      The Lobby Lounge
    • YEAR OPENED

      1989 (renovated in 2006)
    • FREE INTERNET?

      Yes
    • METRO

      Wangfujing; Dengshikou
    • ROOMS

      Standard luxurious business rooms with earth-tone decor
    • # OF ROOMS

      468 rooms; 57 suites
    • GYM

      Yes - including pool; access for guests only

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    Forbidden City

    Chang’An Da Jie (Central Beijing)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8500-7421/7420 | www.dpm.org.cn

    Imperial Palace

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    • ATTRACTION

      Imperial Palace
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; summers; national holidays (weeks of Apr. 5, May 1, Oct. 1)
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Hall of Supreme Harmony; residential quarters
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Apr. 1-Oct. 31: Daily: 8:30am-5:00pm; Nov. 1-Mar. 31: Daily: 8:30am-4:30pm
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • ALLOW

      2-5 hours
    • PRICE

      Apr. 1-Oct. 31: RMB 60; Nov. 1-Mar. 31: RMB 40; Students (with valid ID): RMB 20
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • METRO

      Tiananmen East; Tiananmen West

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    Wangfujing

    Wang Fu Jing Da Jie (Dongcheng)

    Beijing

    Historical Shopping

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    • MERCHANDISE

      Men's and women's fashions; souvenirs; accessories
    • METRO

      Wangfujing; Dongdan; Dongsi
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Varies by shop
    • PRICE

      Varies by shop; moderate to expensive

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    Commune by the Great Wall

    The Great Wall Exit No. 53 at Shuiguan, G6 Jingzang Highway (Great Wall at Shuiguan)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8118-1888 | www.communebythegreatwall.com

    Cutting Edge Design

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    • FOOD

      Courtyard Restaurant - Chinese; The Terrace Lounge - Western and Chinese; Cafe Village - light snacks and drinks; 24-hour room service
    • PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)

      RMB 1,890
    • CONNECTIVITY

      Yes - Wi-Fi available
    • SPA

      Yes
    • DRINK

      Pink Bar and Lounge
    • YEAR OPENED

      2002
    • FREE INTERNET?

      Yes
    • ROOMS

      Modern, luxe interiors by top designers like Starck and Mouille; no two rooms or suites the same across the 42 villas
    • # OF ROOMS

      236 (across 42 villas)
    • GYM

      Yes - including rooftop yoga and outdoor pool; free for guests

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    Great Wall (Chang Cheng)

    Huanghuacheng; Mutianyu; Badaling; Simatai (Suburbs)

    Beijing

    www.china.org.cn/english/MATERIAL/31255.htm

    Architectural Wonder

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    • ATTRACTION

      Architectural Wonder
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; summer; national holidays (weeks of Apr. 5, May 1, Oct. 1)
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Secluded splendor at Huanghuacheng; luge at Mutianyu
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Huanghuacheng: Mon.-Fri.: 8:00am-5:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: 7:00am-5:30pm; Mutianyu: Daily: 8:00am-4:00pm; Badaling: Summer: Daily: 6:30am-7:00pm; Winter: Daily: 7:00am-6:00pm; Simatai: Closed for renovations
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • ALLOW

      5-8 hours
    • PRICE

      Huanghuacheng: RMB 2; Mutianyu: RMB 40; Badaling: RMB 45; Simatai: RMB 40
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • METRO

      None

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    Anantara Spa at Commune by the Great Wall

    Commune by the Great Wall, Badaling Highway (Great Wall)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8118-1888 | spa.anantara.com

    Great Wall Retreat

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    • SERVICES

      Body treatments; massages; facials; bath and steam rituals; hair and beauty
    • APPOINTMENTS

      2-7 days
    • COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIES

      Rooftop yoga pavilion; cafe
    • SIGNATURE TREATMENT

      Balinese Massage
    • PRICE (60 MIN. BALINESE MASSAGE)

      RMB 480
    • METRO

      None
    • HOURS

      Daily: 10:00am-8:00pm
    • NOISE

      Quiet

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    Ritan Park

    6 Ri Tan Bei Lu (Jiangguomen)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8563-5038

    Historic Park

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    • ATTRACTION

      Historic Park
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; evenings
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Altar to the Sun; Stone Boat Bar
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Daily: 6:00am-8:00pm
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • ALLOW

      2-3 hours
    • PRICE

      Free
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • METRO

      Yong'anli; Chaoyangmen

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    Beihai Park

    1 Wen Jin Jie (Xicheng)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6403-3225 | www.beihaipark.com.cn

    Imperial Garden

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    • ATTRACTION

      Imperial Garden
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; summers
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Nine Dragon Screen; White Dagoba; Jingxinzhai; Arboretum
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Apr.-May, Sept.-Oct.: Daily: 6:00am-9:00pm; Jun.-Aug.: Daily: 6:00am-10:00pm; Nov.-Mar.: Daily: 6:30am-8:00pm
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • ALLOW

      2-4 hours
    • PRICE (PEAK SEASON; OFF SEASON)

      RMB 10; RMB 5
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • METRO

      Xisi

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    Houhai

    Qianhai, Houhai, and Xihai Lakes (Xicheng)

    Beijing

    Lakeside Hutong

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    • ATTRACTION

      Lakeside Hutong
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; summer
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Interesting hutongs; nightlife
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Open always
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • ALLOW

      2-5 hours
    • PRICE

      Varies by venue
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • METRO

      Jishuitan; Xinjiekou

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    Stone Boat Bar

    Southwest Corner of Ritan Park (Chaoyang)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6501-9986

    Lakeside Lounge

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    • AMBIANCE

      Lakeside Lounge
    • DOOR POLICY

      None
    • SIGNATURE DRINK

      Cocktails; tea
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • METRO

      Yong'anli
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Fri.: 10:00am-11:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10:00am-1:00am
    • PRICE (COCKTAIL)

      RMB 30-40
    • BAR

      Yes - small, tranquil, and well stocked
    • OUTDOOR SPACE

      Yes
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not required
    • YEAR OPENED

      2003
    • FOOD SERVED?

      Yes - light cafe bites and bar snacks
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No

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    Redmoon

    Grand Hyatt, 1 Dong Chang An Jie (Wangfujing)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8518-1234 | beijing.grand.hyatt.com

    Stylish Lounge

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    • AMBIANCE

      Stylish Lounge
    • DOOR POLICY

      Relaxed
    • SIGNATURE DRINK

      Martini; sake
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • METRO

      Wangfujing; Dongdan
    • HOURS

      Daily: 11:30am-1:00am
    • PRICE (COCKTAIL; WINE)

      RMB 70-150; RMB 50+
    • BAR

      Yes - sleek and well-stocked
    • OUTDOOR SPACE

      No
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not essential
    • YEAR OPENED

      2002
    • FOOD SERVED?

      Yes - Japanese menu; lunch, dinner, and light bar snacks
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes

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    Bed Tapas and Bar

    17 Zhang Wang Hu Tong, Jiu Gu Lou Da Jie (Dongcheng)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-8400-1554 | www.cafesambal.com

    Chill Lounge

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    • AMBIANCE

      Chill Lounge
    • DOOR POLICY

      Relaxed
    • SIGNATURE DRINK

      Mojitos; sangria
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • METRO

      Gulou
    • HOURS

      Daily: 3:00pm-1:30am
    • PRICE (COCKTAILS; WINE)

      RMB 30-50; RMB 25-40
    • BAR

      Yes - chilled-out polished concrete bar; funky industrial-art stools
    • OUTDOOR SPACE

      Yes
    • RESERVATIONS

      Recommended for beds on weekends; phone to book
    • YEAR OPENED

      2003
    • FOOD SERVED?

      Yes - fusion tapas
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes

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    Nan Luo Gu Xiang

    Nan Luo Gu Xiang (Dongcheng)

    Beijing

    www.nanluoguxiang.com

    Hipster Hutong

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    • MERCHANDISE

      Clothing; souvenirs; accessories
    • PRICE

      Varies by venue
    • STYLE

      Hipster hutong
    • METRO

      Beixinqiao
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Varies by venue

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    Panjiayuan (Dirt Market)

    Southeast Third Ring Rd. (Chongwen)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6775-2405 | www.panjiayuan.com

    Flea Market

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    • MERCHANDISE

      Antiques; curios; artwork
    • PRICE (ARTWORK; CERAMICS; HANDWOVEN RUGS)

      RMB 30-200; RMB 50-200; RMB 500-1000
    • STYLE

      Secondhand
    • METRO

      Jinsong
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Sat.-Sun.: 4:30am-6:00pm

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    Hong Qiao Pearl Market

    46 Tian Tan Dong Lu (Chongwen)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6713-3354 | www.hongqiao-pearl-market.com

    Pearl Market

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    • MERCHANDISE

      Pearls and other beads; toys; electronics; clothing; handbags
    • METRO

      Tiantan Dongmen (Temple of Heaven East Gate)
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Daily: 9:30am-7:00pm
    • PRICE (STRING OF PEARLS)

      RMB 20-1000

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    Metro Café

    6 Gong Ti Xi Lu (Sanlitun)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6552-7828

    Cozy Italian

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    • CUISINE

      Italian
    • RESERVATIONS

      Recommended on weekends
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)

      RMB 30-50; RMB 50-100
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Fine range of international wines
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • HOURS

      Daily: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
    • BAR

      No
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • # OF SEATS

      75
    • METRO

      Chaoyangmen; Dongsishitiao
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner
    • YEAR OPENED

      1995
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Spinach ravioli; bruschetta; cheesecake
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes

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    Green T House

    6 Gong Ti Xi Lu (Sanlitun)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6552-8310 | www.green-t-house.com

    Avant-Garde Fusion

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    • CUISINE

      Fusion
    • RESERVATIONS

      Recommended
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)

      RMB 100; RMB 300-500
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Tea; pricey wine list; potent cocktails
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • HOURS

      Daily: 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-12:00am
    • BAR

      No
    • NOISE

      Quiet
    • # OF SEATS

      50-60
    • METRO

      Chaoyangmen; Dongsishitiao
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner
    • YEAR OPENED

      1997
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Black sesame veal; fennel dumplings; black tea rice; honey-mustard pears
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No

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    Le Quai

    Workers' Stadium, Gate 12 (Sanlitun)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6551-1636

    Nouveau Chinese

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    • CUISINE

      Nouveau Chinese
    • RESERVATIONS

      Strongly recommended
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)

      RMB 50-150; RMB 75-250
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Sophisticated wine list with Western and Chinese choices; cocktails
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • HOURS

      Daily: 11:00am-12:00am
    • BAR

      Yes
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • # OF SEATS

      100-150
    • METRO

      Chaoyangmen; Tuanjiehu
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner; drinks
    • YEAR OPENED

      2004
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Set menu; drunken chicken
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes

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    Source

    14 Ban Chang Hu Tong (Nan Luo Gu Xiang)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-6400-3736 | www.yanclub.com

    Atmospheric Sichuan

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    • CUISINE

      Sichuan
    • RESERVATIONS

      Essential
    • PRICE (SET MENU)

      RMB 150-300
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Short, carefully curated wine list
    • METRO

      Gulou; Beixinqiao
    • HOURS

      Daily: 10:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-11:30pm
    • BAR

      No
    • NOISE

      Quiet
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner
    • YEAR OPENED

      2005
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Set menu (changes every two weeks)
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes

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