The Urban Setting.
As long as you can differentiate between the four directions of a compass, navigating Beijing’s urban landscape is effortlessly easy.
The city is built around 5 major ring roads that encircle the urban area and mark district boundaries, with the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square at the centre of the first ring. The majority of the CBD lies within the second ring and the massive Chaoyang district, home to the large majority of expatriates and a bevy of top notch bars and restaurants, within the third.
With old and new existing side by side, Beijing is undeniably a city of remarkable contrasts with the towering CBD featuring some of the most cutting edge architecture in the world sitting side by side with small mazes of inner city alleyways, home to Beijing’s traditional courtyard homes and oldest residents.