Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Beijing

Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
The Hutong
Sign-up for a course here to learn everything from cookery to yoga.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
Centre for Performing Arts
Beijing's distinctive cultural venue, this is a must visit for China's greatest opera performances...
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Ucca Store
If you've always dreamed of getting your grubby little mitts on a signed print from a Chinese artist then you've come to the right place. If not then it's still an interesting place to poke about.
The Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
The Shop
While it's not the most imaginatively-named store in SoBe, The Shop sells incredibly cool designer clothes for both men and women.
Pékin Fine Arts
Innovative work from across Asia.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.
Red Gate Gallery
This long-standing gallery exhibits the work of established and celebrated artists.
St. Michael’s Church
This beautiful Neo-Gothic Catholic church is a bit of a surprise.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Poly Theatre
Ballets orchestras and drama grace the boards of this enormous theatre.
Niujie Mosque
Over 500 years old this is the city's largest Mosque.
National Aquatics Center
The former Olympic swimming pool makes ripples with its innovative design
National Art Museum
The perfect introduction to the traditional Chinese arts.
Lama Temple
Traditional Lama temple home to an incredible 18-meter-high Buddha.
Li Yuan Theatre
The home of Peking Opera.
Instituto Cervantes
A growing hub of the hispanophone community.
Forbidden City Concert Hall
A grand venue in a lovely setting.
French Cultural Center
Join Beijing's French community for a movie and a croissant.
F2 Gallery
Celebrated pieces from Beijing and beyond.
Forbidden City
Tourists flock to this awe-inspiring site for a reason.
Chaoyang Theatre
THE place to see acrobatics in Beijing.
Cherry Lane
Catch the latest independent film at this art house cinema.
Daguanlou
 An historic cinema that screens all the latest Hollywood releases.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
Beijing Concert Hall
Incredible acoustics have made this a celebrated venue for classical music.
Arrow Factory
Unusual and intriguing contemporary exhibitions.
Arario Gallery
Exhibitons from acclaimed and emerging Asian artists.
Star Gallery
An emphasis on young collectible Chinese contemporary artists.

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