To the right is a small section of central Beijing that encompasses much of the city area that would matter to most people trying to get the most out of Beijing, regardless of whether it’s your first or tenth trip to the capital. The area in red represents the main sections that we like to refer to as the ‘old city’ even though it is fairly more complicated than that.
Scroll over any of the numbered points for a better explanation of each location.
And keep in mind.. the best part of this neighbourhood has nothing to do with the main ‘sites’ and so much more to do with the real life of this city. It’s what’s in between all the numbers that counts. But you will see soon enough!