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September 15, 2014

Chinaful Insider Guide: STAY in Beijing

My view of Beijing in September from the Park Hyatt As summer turns into fall, I can’t help but think of how beautiful Beijing is this time of year. Far away from spring’s sandstorms and winter’s ice-cold temperatures, fall often brings clear skies and crispness in the air. It’s the best time to visit Beijing. […]


March 05, 2014

Chinaful Insider Guide: SHOP in Beijing

For decades China has been known for pirated DVD’s and fake Rolexes, however the shopping scene in Beijing has definitely evolved over the past ten years. Below, Chinaful has provided a guide to Beijing’s most popular markets as well as some of its rarer gems. When available, we have provided the links to each locale’s […]


January 22, 2014

Chinaful Insider Guides: What to SEE in Hong Kong

Visiting Hong Kong? You’ll no doubt learn from your hotel and travel guides that you must spend a day at the Big Buddha, a bronze behemoth and one of five large buddha statutes in China. You’ll also hear that you should take a ride on the tram to Hong Kong’s Peak for the views and […]


December 02, 2013

Chinaful Insider Guide: EAT in Beijing

Chinaful’s favorite restaurants in Beijing is the perfect first installment for our Insider Guides. These restaurants were selected based on over three years of dining all across the capital city. Our recommendations are Beijing institutions that consistently deliver clean and delicious food in interesting and authentic settings. For each restaurant we have provided a link to its listing […]


March 13, 2013

Chinaful Insider Guides: Where to Eat, Drink, See, Shop, and Stay

{Traveling by sleeper train to Holhot, Inner Mongolia} “You’ve lived in China,” a friend or acquaintance will say to me. “What do I have to see when I’m in Shanghai? Where should I stay in Chengdu? What are the best souvenirs from Beijing?  What’s the best bar in Hong Kong?” In China, it’s best to use the recommendations […]


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