When you think of one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris probably comes to mind, but for Chinese dating, Beijing is a good place for anyone who dares to seek a little romance. Beijing might not be the obvious choice for a romantic setting, but it is a wonderful place for a romantic getaway for Chinese nationals and visitors alike.
Don’t let the snarling traffic and gleaming skyscrapers put you off. This old city offers a new take on old romance, which can only take Chinese dating to the next exciting level.
Beijing offers some really plush and luxurious hotels harkening back to China’s imperial greatness. For example, Aman at Summer Palace was actually once the guesthouse of the empress during Emperor Qianlong’s reign. With its expansive grounds and lush gardens, you’ll never want to leave the premises, which also offers spacious spa rooms for couples pampering. The city also features a number of ultra modern hotels, villas, and resorts.
You can visit the Great Wall, but Beijing has so much more to offer, especially in the city center. Take a stroll through Ritan or Beihai Park; the former features elegant scarlet temples while the latter is an imperial garden and home to the Confucius Temple. Don’t miss Houhai at night, with its 1920s music and soft lanterns. Urban and modern counterparts complement these beautiful yet historic places.
Chinese culture is intimately entwined with its culinary delights, which means you can’t enjoy a romantic escape to Beijing without incorporating food into the mix. Because Beijing is such a large and international city, you will be able to choose from a wide selection of fare, but keep it authentic. Visit Le Quai, which offers Nouveau Chinese dishes, or one of the local Sichuan places and you won’t be disappointed.