The Summer Palace is essentially a park. Here are the highlights from the five hours we spent there.
We walked through Beijing’s ancient to recent history, visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Street Mall, before finishing the day with a local beer in our hutong.
Here’s a list of my favourite places to eat, drink or shop among Beijing’s iconic hutongs. All my picks are vegetarian-friendly.
We took a high-speed train from Guilin to Beijing. It took about ten hours and 30 minutes.