LUXE City Guides - Beijing - - Front Page -

At the China Ball, Hong Kong was al­ways the belle, Shang­hai the am­bi­tious hussy, and Bei­jing got stuck in traf­fic on the way. But that’s chang­ing fast and while her pol­lu­tion prob­lem is way bad, she now has more than enough span­gles to keep you smil­ing. The sheer scale of the city and its vast dis­tricts can be daunt­ing, but tak­ing For­bid­den City as your cen­tre, Tem­ple of Heaven is due south, Houhai is north­west, with Dongcheng and its old hu­tongs to the north and east. Chaoyang is fur­ther east still, and where most of the ac­tion is, so let’s get to it...

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