Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
Oriental Taipan Massage & Spa
White-collared business execs can't get enough of this spa which serves complimentary food with its treatments.
Dragonfly Retreat
It won't take much for you to unwind at the Dragonfly Retreat; just stepping through its soothing doors is enough to make banish the stresses and strains of office life.
Diving at the Great Wall
Climbing the Great Wall and diving the Great Wall are two very different things altogether so try the more unusual option at a flooded section of the wall.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Crab Island
Strip off and sprawl out on this man-made beach. Apparently Beijng's answer to the Hamptons.
Chateau Bolongbao
You may not order a bottle of China's finest while at a meal but the its gaining momentum. Visit a homegrown vineyard such as this and see why.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
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.
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 Stadium (Bird’s Nest)
Re-live the Olympics at this impressive stadium.
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.
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.
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.
Arario Gallery
Exhibitons from acclaimed and emerging Asian artists.
Arrow Factory
Unusual and intriguing contemporary exhibitions.
Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.
Mix and Vics
Flash your cash with the (very) young and beautiful.
East Shore Live Jazz
A great jazz venue with a suitably atmospheric interior.
Paper
Trendy minimalist ambiance that plays host to diverse Asian dishes.
Aman Summer Palace
Superb imperial specialties in a historic and hugely atmospheric setting.
The China Club
David Tang's luxe renovation is the hangout for Beijing's elite
The Emperor
China's first Design Hotel pays close attention to detail
Opposite House
It's all about the design in this brilliant emerald green offering from the Swire group.
Red Capital Residence
After a careful restoration the Red Capital Residence is wonderfully decadent.
Red Capital Ranch
Embrace eco-chic at this charming ranch.
Lu Song Yuan
Imperial courtyard hotel stuffed with charm antiques and a sense of history.
Hotel Kapok
Designed and built as a traditional sìhéyuàn the Kapok is full of modern touches.
Guxiang 20
A stylish mix of contemporary design Chinese antiques and a rooftop tennis court

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