Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Wangfujing Bookstore
You don't have to stray too far off the beaten bath to get lost within the pages of a foreign world here.
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Tianjin
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
The Vineyard Café
Comfort and hangover food in a relaxed environment.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Star Gallery
An emphasis on young collectible Chinese contemporary artists.
St. Michael’s Church
This beautiful Neo-Gothic Catholic church is a bit of a surprise.
Solana Lifestyle Mall
Wanting to combine a little shopping with a lot of sashaying about the dance floor? Look no further than this retail-cum-clubbing complex.
Scarlett
An all-round winner with well-priced drinks great food and some of Beijing's best music.
SALT
The newest contemporary gallery in Istanbul is named after the Turkish word for 'pure'...
Rickshaw
Beijing's greasy spoon and sports bar combo..
Red Gate Gallery
This long-standing gallery exhibits the work of established and celebrated artists.
Q Bar
Perennially hip rooftop bar with a fantastic starlit deck.
Poly Theatre
Ballets orchestras and drama grace the boards of this enormous theatre.
Pingyao
A UNESCO World Heritage site truly worthy of its status.
Pékin Fine Arts
Innovative work from across Asia.
Paper
Trendy minimalist ambiance that plays host to diverse Asian dishes.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
Oriental Taipan Massage & Spa
White-collared business execs can't get enough of this spa which serves complimentary food with its treatments.
Noodle Bar
Huge bowls of traditional noodles.
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.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
Mao Livehouse
Rock punk and indie have arrived in full force at MAO Livehouse.
Lu Song Yuan
Imperial courtyard hotel stuffed with charm antiques and a sense of history.
Li Yuan Theatre
The home of Peking Opera.
Lama Temple
Traditional Lama temple home to an incredible 18-meter-high Buddha.
Instituto Cervantes
A growing hub of the hispanophone community.
Hutong Pizza
Buddhist nunnery turned pizzeria.
Hilton Wangfujing
Surprisingly the spacious Hilton is a Mecca for wine and tea aficionados.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Great Wall Camping
Camping on the Great Wall? Doesn't get much better than that.

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