Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Arario Gallery
Exhibitons from acclaimed and emerging Asian artists.
Arrow Factory
Unusual and intriguing contemporary exhibitions.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Beijing Concert Hall
Incredible acoustics have made this a celebrated venue for classical music.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
CCTV Tower
A must-see Beijing landmark.
Centre for Performing Arts
Beijing's distinctive cultural venue, this is a must visit for China's greatest opera performances...
Chaoyang Theatre
THE place to see acrobatics in Beijing.
Cherry Lane
Catch the latest independent film at this art house cinema.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Daguanlou
 An historic cinema that screens all the latest Hollywood releases.
F2 Gallery
Celebrated pieces from Beijing and beyond.
Forbidden City
Tourists flock to this awe-inspiring site for a reason.
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.
Galleria Continua
Galleria Continua brings exciting international artists to Beijing.
Instituto Cervantes
A growing hub of the hispanophone community.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
Lama Temple
Traditional Lama temple home to an incredible 18-meter-high Buddha.
Li Yuan Theatre
The home of Peking Opera.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
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.
Niujie Mosque
Over 500 years old this is the city's largest Mosque.
Pékin Fine Arts
Innovative work from across Asia.
Poly Theatre
Ballets orchestras and drama grace the boards of this enormous theatre.
Red Gate Gallery
This long-standing gallery exhibits the work of established and celebrated artists.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
St. Michael’s Church
This beautiful Neo-Gothic Catholic church is a bit of a surprise.
Star Gallery
An emphasis on young collectible Chinese contemporary artists.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
The Hutong
Sign-up for a course here to learn everything from cookery to yoga.
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.
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.

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