Aman at Summer Palace Hotel Beijing is one of Best of Beijing.

1. Aman at Summer Palace Hotel Beijing

8.4
Resort · Hǎidiàn qū · 1 Gongmenqian Street Summer Palace, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: After navigating the wilds of Beijing’s urban jungle, this makes for a lovely retreat. Private access to Summer Palace is marvelous–it's what makes Aman special. Their spa is also not to be missed. Read more.

Park Hyatt Beijing is one of Best of Beijing.

2. Park Hyatt Beijing

8.5
Hotel · Chāoyáng qū · 2 Jianguomen Outer St, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The views alone are a great way to take in Beijing’s up-and-coming urban landscape, where eye-popping skyscrapers spring up like mushrooms and the contrasts between old and new are breathtaking. Read more.

瑜舍 The Opposite House is one of Best of Beijing.

3. 瑜舍 The Opposite House

9.0
Hotel · Dōng zhí mén · Bldg 1, 11 Sanlitun Rd (At Gongti N Rd), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love the distinctive design, ultra-luxe amenities (from the 400-thread count sheets to the stainless steel pool), superb service concept, and the fab shopping and nightlife location. Read more.

The Peninsula Beijing is one of Best of Beijing.

4. The Peninsula Beijing

8.5
Hotel · Wángfǔ jǐng · 8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing (East Dong Dan Avenue), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The spa and fitness areas are lovely and much needed in a dusty, draining city like Beijing. Also, we love the room's nifty control panel which gives outside temperatures. So simple yet appreciated. Read more.

5. Aman Spa

Spa · Hǎidiàn qū · 1 Gongmen Front St (at Aman at Summer Palace), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love how soothing low lighting, warm earth tones, and spacious private suites are combined with traditional Chinese touches like delicate carved wooden screens and antique wedding chests... Read more.

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat 悠庭保健会所 is one of Best of Beijing.

6. Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat 悠庭保健会所

Massage Studio · Chāoyáng qū · S Sanlitun Rd (At Gongti S Rd), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The “four hands” treatments are gorgeous–a perfect way to relax after a long day on the cobbles of the Forbidden City or after a long night of playing in Sanlitun. It’s sheer indulgence. Read more.

7. The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Hot Spring · Fùxīng mén · 1 Jinchengfang St. E., Financial St. (at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street), Xicheng Qu, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The elegant surrounds and superlative complementary facilities are amazing. Leave plenty of time for luxuriating in their relaxation rooms and aqua therapy facilities (sauna, steam room, whirlpool). Read more.

颐和园 Summer Palace is one of Best of Beijing.

8. 颐和园 Summer Palace

9.2
Historic Site · Hǎidiàn qū · Beiqing Rd, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: No wonder Emperor Qianlong picked this spot. The scenery is gorgeous in all seasons, with the bright red and gold palaces and temples set against the stunning backdrop of the surrounding forests. Read more.

雍和宫 Yonghegong Lama Temple is one of Best of Beijing.

9. 雍和宫 Yonghegong Lama Temple

9.0
Buddhist Temple · Běixīn qiáo · Yonghegong Ave (At North 2nd Ring E Rd), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We could happily spend many tranquil hours watching the fragrant smoke curl up from the incense burners, listening to the monks chant their sutras, and rubbing the carvings on the prayer wheels. Read more.

居庸关长城 Great Wall at Juyongguan is one of Best of Beijing.

10. 居庸关长城 Great Wall at Juyongguan

9.0
Historic Site · Chāngpíng · 昌平区南口镇居庸关村, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: What an incredible experience. If you’re planning on visiting Huanghuacheng, we recommend starting at the entrance next to the reservoir and hiking to the summit of the “dragon spine” curve. Read more.

故宫博物院 Forbidden City is one of Best of Beijing.

11. 故宫博物院 Forbidden City

8.8
Historic Site · Dōngchéng qū · 4 Jingshan Front St, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: An absolute must see. The architecture is incredible, the history equally so. Make sure to spend as much time scoping the quiet back alleyways and living quarters as the magnificent throne rooms. Read more.

北京孔庙 Confucius Temple is one of Best of Beijing.

12. 北京孔庙 Confucius Temple

7.9
Temple · Běixīn qiáo · 13 Guozijian St (Near Andingmen Inner St, Yonghegong Ave), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Next door to the Confucius Temple is the Imperial Academy, China’s most ancient university. Until 1911, a rigorous exam on Confucian classics was administered to aspiring members of the bureaucracy. Read more.

Pure Lotus is one of Best of Beijing.

13. Pure Lotus

7.6
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Chāoyáng qū · 10 Nongzhanguan S Rd (at China Federation of Literary & Art), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Gorgeous surrounds, thoughtful service, oh-so-tranquil ambiance, and dreamy vegetarian fare. Skip dessert though, the fruit presentation suffices. Read more.

Green T. House is one of Best of Beijing.

14. Green T. House

Chinese Restaurant · Dōng sì shítiáo · 工人体育场西路 (东营房胡同), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The ambiance and design are stunning. Also, they’ve really hit their stride with the fusion menu recently, so you may find the bites even more impressive than the surrounds. Read more.

鼎泰丰 Din Tai Fung is one of Best of Beijing.

15. 鼎泰丰 Din Tai Fung

8.7
Dim Sum Restaurant · Dōng zhí mén · 24 Xinyuanxili M. St. (At NW of Yu Yang Hotel), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Dunk the soup dumpling in the vinegar/ginger sauce, place it in your spoon, and bite a bit off the top to release the steam. Then try to eat the dumpling in one bite, making sure to get all the soup. Read more.

潘家园旧货市场 Panjiayuan Antique Market is one of Best of Beijing.

16. 潘家园旧货市场 Panjiayuan Antique Market

6.8
Arts & Crafts Store · Chāoyáng qū · 18 Huaweili (West of Panjiayuan Bridge), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Get here by 6:00am if you want to snag the best items. Prices should generally be about one-third to one-half of the originally quoted figure, so don’t be shy about bargaining hard. Read more.

秀 Xiu is one of Best of Beijing.

17. 秀 Xiu

7.0
Nightclub · Chāoyáng qū · 2 Jianguomen Outer St (at 6/F of Park Hyatt), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Different décors in the various rooms ensure that all guests are happy, regardless of whether you want to dance, chill, converse, etc. Views of Beijing’s nightscape are also spectacular. Read more.

东方亮 Red Moon is one of Best of Beijing.

18. 东方亮 Red Moon

6.5
Cocktail Bar · Wángfǔ jǐng · 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We dig the sexy, sophisticated ambiance–ideal for wooing a date or schmoozing with clients. It reflects the cosmopolitan chic side of Beijing that has only recently emerged in the new millennium. Read more.

Glen is one of Best of Beijing.

19. Glen

7.1
Cocktail Bar · Dōng sì shítiáo · Taiyue Suites 2F, Sanlitun South St (Workers Stadium South Rd), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The sculpted ice is handcrafted by Glen’s wunderkind Japanese mixologist–definitely worth getting your scotch on the rocks just to try it out. Read more.

Centro 炫酷酒廊 is one of Best of Beijing.

20. Centro 炫酷酒廊

7.2
Hotel Bar · Yong'anli · 1 Guanghua Rd (at Kerry Center Hotel), Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Possibly the swankest watering hole in town. If you’re looking to impress a date or a client, or just want to show off your latest Louboutins, this is the place to be. Read more.

床吧 Bed Bar is one of Best of Beijing.

21. 床吧 Bed Bar

Bar · Āndìng mén · 17 Zhangwang Hutong, Beijing, Beijing

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Lounging with a mojito in a sexy opium beds is a deliciously indolent and atmospheric way to wrap up an evening out in Beijing’s old city. We love the ever-so-hip and chilled-to-the-core combo. Read more.