What’s the best day to see spring blossoms in Xiang Shan? Compare traditional and present flowering dates, and see where the change might stem from.
The yellow dust storm has affected Beijing for centuries. See how local weather connects Beijing to all of East Asia.
As you ride through the No. 4 train tunnel, you are passing through the same soil and rock that was used to create YangShan Mountain, a new home to animal life in Olympic Forest Park.
These watery animals once dominated the city of Beijing, and were revered as harbingers of rain. Take a close look at amphibian lives around the lakes of the Summer Palace.
Flying without passports
Located between mild and cold climate zones, Beijing sees more than 350 kinds of migratory birds flying over its sky. Many bird-watching groups enjoy studying migratory birds every season.
EAST GATE OF PEKING UNIVERSITY
Tasty pork and cabbages are raised at University test farms. Find out how hardy breeds and new farming techniques are changing your evening meal.
Waterways in Beijing have never stayed still. Use the No. 4 subway line to trace the old riverbed of the Yong Ding He and canal networks of historic Beijing.
What happens backstage in the Beijing Zoo? Who’s cleaning up the home of the famous pandas? See how aquatic plants and micro-organisms treat bio-waste.
These powerful street fighters deserve more respect. Learn how insects are cultivated, bred, and cared for from the local experts in the Flower, Insect, Bird Market.
Sheep on the Silk Road
The history of Halal food in Beijing portrays how many cultures have traveled the silk road. From the royal court to the street carts, roast lamb has fed Beijingers for centuries.
Catch of the Day
What is your catch of the day? What was the common catch 100 years ago? Look who has been living underwater in the lakes from Xihai to Beihai.
Greet your new animal neighbors! Homes are filling up fast with families’ new canine ‘children.’ Take a look at the history of pet ownership in Beijing.