Expats prefer hutong hotels

(Stephen Lesser, a retired film professor from Los Angeles,enjoys a peaceful afternoon in Sihe Courtyard Hotel. ) There are more than 700 registered hotels in Beijing, according to the Beijing Tourist Agency, but among these only a handful offer guests an experience of old Beijing. Many foreign visitors, who want the opportunity to stay in […]

Chinese Culture – Beijing’s Royal Gardens

Compared with private gardens, royal gardens have the following characteristics: 1. They are very big, taking real mountains and real waters as the main factors for constructing gardens. Therefore, they pay greater attention to site selection, and their technique of building the garden is close to a realistic painting. 2. Royal gardens have a wider […]