Life in Beijing is pleasant, charming, cosmopolitan...all of that and much more! You can immerse yourself into the traditional Chinese lifestyle by simply taking a walk in the Hutongs  胡同 (hútòng); but, at the same time, will be surprised by the trendiest and modern Chinese atmosphere ​when simply going around the corner. 

To help you during your first days, Hutong School gives you all the information you need with this quick guide to Beijing!


Directions to go around in Beijing: on foot, by subway, bus and taxi.


Variation of Chinese cuisines in Beijing & our top-rated restaurant list: mouthwatering!


Where to spend your nights and entertain yourself? Loads of options in Beijing!


From Chinese clothes markets to electronic goods shops, all you need to know to shop and bargain in Beijing.


List of embassies in Beijing.


Top sightseeing & touristic sites in the capital.


A weekend out? Around Beijing there are several cities worth visiting!


Cost of living

How much money do you need to live in the city? A random list of prices in Renminbi.