“退一步 进两步” Maneuver back one step, advance forward two steps. Whereas the current situation in China might be described by some as ‘two steps forward, one step back’, there are very few who could deny the current path is a very practical, beneficial one. With its most recent lockdowns, China strategically took one-step back, so as we can all collectively move forward two steps in the very near future. Glass half full indeed!
But while we are waiting for that inevitable two-step advance, when we can all breathe a collective mask-free sigh of relief, what are your favourite Beijing culture providers up to? Read on to find out!
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It’s often said that spring is the best time to visit Beijing and see what the city has to offer. While getting out and about isn’t exactly possible at the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t start to make plans!
To that end, for the past few weeks Cultural Keys, in partnership with some of the best travel and culture companies in the business, has brought to you our Best of Beijing series. Each week, our partners introduce you to the best of what the Chinese capital has to offer, from food to flowers, from classical architecture to useful words and phrases especially for Beijing!
Now in week 4, it’s our great pleasure to welcome the Beijing Cooking School and Chef Chao who shares with us his top picks for Beijing’s best food and snacks. Enjoy!
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See that date? It’s May 1st! Even if you’ve been self-isolating for the past 90 days in a cave, you still know that with the start of May, summer (un)officially begins! But with Beijing (as with the rest of China) slowly waking from its pandemic-induced slumber, it can be a bit difficult to know what is on offer to you to learn, explore, taste and engage with in terms of culture.
To address that, Cultural Keys has asked some of the city’s best activity providers what they have in store for everyone. Read on to find out the best ways to culturally immerse yourself this month!
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Can there ever be enough photos of beautiful flowers?! (The correct answer is ‘no’ btw!) Add some to your own collection this springtime!
Beijing’s very own Keukenhof is in full bloom right now! Visit Zhongshan Park (on the west side of the Forbidden City) in the next few days to see tulips, wisteria, late blossom, lilacs and peonies in full bloom! It’s breathtaking!
If you do plan on visiting, be aware that security for foreigners here is extremely tight. Read to find out what you might encounter when visiting Beijing parks or scenic spots during these still-locked-down days!
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It’s often said that spring is the best time to visit Beijing and see everything the city as to offer. While getting out and about and experiencing everything isn’t exactly possible at the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t start to make plans!
To that end, we have started our Best of Beijing series, in association with some of the best companies that help you experience Beijing, and the rest of China, better. Each week, our partners will introduce you to the best that the Chinese capital has to offer, from food to flowers and from classical architecture to useful words and phrases especially for Beijing!
Today we start with part 1 of our series: the most beautiful places to visit around Beijing, brought to you by the wonderful team of experts at Amber Travel!
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