PEKING OPERA: CHANGAN GRAND THEATRE

This theatre specializes in Peking Opera, a Chinese national treasure with 200 years of history.

ACROBATICS: CHAOYANG THEATRE

Chaoyang Theatre features an electrifying mix of Chinese martial arts and acrobatics.

OLD CHINA IN ACTION

A quintessentially Beijing attraction, hutongs – ancient alleyways - are filled with the spice of life.

PAST GRANDEURS AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE

Recalling days of yore, the Forbidden City is home to a stunning array of treasures and artifacts.

A PYRAMID OF MODERNISM

A project in sustainability and a high-end shopping mall in one, this is sleek, new Beijing at its best.

THE EPICENTER OF MODERN ART

The face of China’ newly emergent art scene at Caochangdi, this gallery is a pioneer of cutting-edge talent.

Modern Beijing is a scintillating mix between old China and new, between its dynastic past and the newly confident face of the capital. Here, visitors will find illustrious temples and ancient alleyways sitting alongside world-renowned art spaces and chic boutiques, often within the same radius. Shopping will prove to be a popular pastime for visitors with the abundance of markets and malls, but so will sightseeing and gallery-hopping. For lovers of art, culture, history and even unadulterated luxury, Beijing proves to be one of the most exciting destinations in the world.

DRINK

Janes & Hooch

You would be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Prohibition-era New York at Janes & Hooch – and that is a large part of the charm. When Beijing’s two most successful bartenders joined forces to open this subtle but brilliant Sanlitun speakeasy, it was not long before those who enjoyed a “proper” drink had it on speed dial. With its low lighting, cut crystal glasses and nostalgic cocktails, this is a hidden gem.

Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district.