Welcome to Beijing! --The capital city of China and one of the top tourist destinations in China. Most of western travelers want to explore Beijing at their first choice for travel to China. Beijing is a historical, cultural as well as new city, where the ancient meets modern. Beijing offers many things to do and places to visit here, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Hutong are the must see places at your first time. Many travlers have no idea how to travel to visit Beijing, you will find all the answers from our web. Our Beijing Travel Guide will let you know the best time to visit Beijing and other Beijing Travel Tips.
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Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Tour Style：Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Nanluoguxiang Hutong (optional: rickshaw ride,family visiting)
Tour Style：This is a private tour that allows you to visit the most famous tourist sites in Beijing and you will go around the buzzing Nanluoguxiang Hutongs either by rickshaw (Optional) and on foot on this tour. You will see the local families, eat an authentic local lunch and learn some Beijing folk arts, learning about the area’s history and having an authentic picture of Beijing. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included.
Duration：8 - 9 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Tour Style：See all of Beijing's cultural and historical highlights on a comprehensive and captivating full-day tour of Beijing. With your knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich history and distinctive culture of Beijing. Enjoy an authentic Beijing lunch at a local restaurant where the locals eat that takes you off the beaten culinary path. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Optional activities: Legend of Kung Fu Show; Peking duck Dinner
Tour Style：Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy an evening show or eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck to enhance the tour experience.
Attractions(Cities)：Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Peking Duck Lunch
Tour Style：This all-inclusive full day guided tour is particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese visiting all the highlights in Beijing. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Followed by a classic Peking Duck lunch, prepared in time-honored style, at one of Beijing's well-known roast duck restaurants for locals.
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
Tour Style：Make the most of a long Beijing layover—don't sit in the airport, go sightseeing instead. If you have at least 10 hours between flights, check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private guided tour. Skip the long lines at Mutianyu Great Wall, you will ave the opportunity to step back in time and walk the Great Wall, then enjoy priority access to the Forbidden City before returning to Beijing Airport to continue your adventures.
Attractions(Cities)：Mutianyu Great Wall
Tour Style：Experience one of the world's true seven wonders in style on a private door-to-door tour that's tailor-made for you. Discover the different guard towers and decorative elements of the Great Wall and get fantastic photo ops as well. Ride the cable car up and down from the ramparts, or even enjoy a fun downhill ride on a toboggan (Optional). Enjoy an authentic Beijing lunch at a local restaurant where the locals eat that takes you off the beaten culinary path.
Attractions(Cities)：Beijing Tour Guide
Tour Style：Planning your trip to Beijing? Contact us for a private Beijing tour guide that suits your travel request. We have over 30 English speaking tour guides with with a professional license or tour guiding certificate with expertise in history, shopping, business, nightlife and pretty much anything else you can think of. There aren't only tour guides either - assistants and interpreters too! They will help you learn a lot about the region, get a great price by skipping the middlemen and ensure you have a pleasant experience.
Attractions(Cities)：Badaling Great Wall, Changling Tombs (Ming Tombs)
Tour Style：Travel back in time to ancient China by discovering two of China’s most incredible attractions during a full-day tour of the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. Accompanied by a private guide, visit the best-known spot, Badaling, and marvel at the spectacular scenery that surrounds the Badaling section. Then, explore the Chang Ling Tomb, a magnificent Ming emperor burial site. Appease your appetite with an authentic Chinese lunch and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Train Station/Airport.
Duration：3 Days, 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Badaling Great Wall, Optional activities: Hot Pot, Peking Duck Dinner, Kung Fu & Acrobatic Show
Tour Style：Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day tour hits all the highlights of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China. With a private guide to take care of the details, you can focus on exploring Beijing history, culture, wildlife, and cuisine, hassle-free. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy the evening show: Kungfu or acrobatic, eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck or old Beijing Hot Pot to enhance the tour experience.
Attractions(Cities)：Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall (or choose the landmarks you interested)
Tour Style：Want to travel from Tianjin Xingang Cruise Port to Beijing? Instead of staying on the cruise, the tour takes you to experience the best of Beijing city on a full-day tour that includes sightseeing at top attractions. Accompanied by an experienced guide, tailor your tour according to which landmarks interest you most, such as the impressive Forbidden City complex, plus famous Badaling Great Wall hiking experience.
Tour Style：Enjoy a stress-free day seeing one of Xian's most loved attractions—The Terracotta Army on this private door-to-door day trip from Beijing. Traveling by round way high-speed train or one way by train and returning by plane. You won’t have to worry about getting lost once you arrive at the train stations as an English-speaking guide will meet you at the right exit of the stations. Your guide will also take you for a delicious Xi'an Style lunch during the tour.
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The best time to visit Beijing is spring and autumn, you can enjoy the Beijing city with the most comfortable weather. As winter is quite cold and summer is hot. Travel to Beijing during Autumn, you can find the pleasure of picking, enjoying the most natural and richest color of the season: the flaming maple leaves, the golden corns, the dark green water, and the crystal clear blue sky.
There are two situations for the visa to enter Beijing city, the first one is visa free, you can enjoy the 72 -hour /144- hour Visa Free Policy to enter Beijing if you have a transit in Beijing airport for another country or region; You need to apply for a Chinese Tourist Visa if you plan to visit other part of China, such as Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai etc. As for how to apply the Chinese Visa, you need to complete an application form attached with your recently-taken color photo, prepare a valid passport, and submit them along with other supporting documents to the Chinese embassy consulate.
For more details, you can contact the Chinese embassy in your area.
Beijing is a pretty safe place, the crime rate is low to medium in this capital city. Female travelers are never unsafe even when traveling alone. Reports of getting robbed and attacked are next to none in this city. You can find the city with cameras everywhere, it was part of the project called Skynet. Police surveillance cameras are put up everywhere in the city, and the government monitors everything. Subway metro and some buses have tight security. Some coaches have police personnel onboard for additional protection.
Please kindly note the scamming visitors is pretty standard in Beijing. The best thing you can do is not to accept invitations from strangers. Be especially wary if you get invited to tea or drinks by an English speaking native. When you traveling within the city, it is important to get into an registered taxi which use the meter to charge. Take care of your belongings during your tour, you will not become easy prey for lawbreakers.
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport in Beijing, it is located about 30KM from Beijing city center. There are several ways that you can choose how to get to Beijing downtown from airport once you arrive, such as Beijing Airport Express Train, Airport Shuttle Bus, Taxi and book a priavte transfer service. If you want to get to Beijing is a fastest and cheapeast way, Airport Express Train is highly recommended, it costs around CNY25/P.P; If you want to enjoy a hassle free service, you should book a private transfer with driver pick up service with local company.
Yes, it's easy to go around Beijing city by subway on your own. Beijing is the capital and a huge city in China with the convenient transport system. Taxis, city buses, subways, peddle bikes, and cars are all available in Beijing. Subway is highly recommneded if you don't want to stuck in the traffic jam. Fares are based on distance traveled, except for the Airport Express Lines, which have fixed rates. You can buy the single trip tickets or Yikatong cards (which can take several times, one-day ticket/ 3-day ticket...); Most subway lines operate from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., there are over 20 lines that you can take in Beijng city. If a taxi driver refuses to use the meter, get out and get another one when you taking taxi in Beijing.
If you are the first time to visit Beijing, you should choose to stay in the central Beijing such as Wangfujing, Qianmen,Xidan, Houhai Area, Hutong Area and Sanlitun. Hotels in the Beijing city center are more expensive than the suburb, but you can true enjoy yourself. Wangfujing is in the heart of Beijing, close to Tiananmen Sqaure & Forbidden City. If you are travelling with kids, Wangfujing is the best area for family stay. Hotels in Qianmen Area are suitable for the budget travelers; If you are a shopping fan, you should consider Xidan Area since it's a paradise for shopping in Beijing; If you want to enjoy the night life and food culture in Beijing, Houhai Area & Hutong will be good choice for you.
Beijing is the perfect destination for travelers looking to see more of China’s golden age of history. It is the heart of China, and one of the six ancient cities, with many awe-inspiring places to explore. Below is the important items you should pack for a Beijing trip:
1). Vaild Passport & Visa
2). Exchange some Chinese cash before you arrive, credit card (you can withdraw cash from local ATM mechine as well)
3). Mosquito repellent, toiletries, favourite deodorant, medication, phone, converter/adaptor, charger, camera, translation book.
4) Clothes Packing Tips
Travel to Beijing in Spring(Mar.-May): It is windy and dry season and still cold in Beijing during the spring. The average tempreture is from 3℃ to 10 ℃, you should wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, and other clothes to keep warm.
Travel to Beijing in Summer (Jun.-Aug.): Summer is hot and humid in Beijing, you should bring the normal clothes for summer. As the UV is very strong, the sunglasses, sunhat, umbrella, sunscream are necessary.
Trvel to Beijing in Autum (Spet.-Nov.): It is the best time to visit Beijing city, the average tempreture is 20℃. It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, suits, etc.
Travel to Beijing in Winter (Dec.-Feb.): Beijing has a long and cold winter, it is recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs. Beijing's winter also attracts lots of tourists to visit since the charming snow scenery.
Beijing is a big & modern city in China, you can use your western credit card in most shop malls, big restaurant, hotels, but some small shops, restaurant in the street which can't take credit card payment; You can get cash from local Beijing ATM meachine, most ATMs accept both MasterCard and Visa cards, but each bank may charge a different fee for each transaction. Check the exchange rate before you use an ATM for the first time so that you know exactly how much local currency you want to withdraw.
Not really, most local people can't speaking english in Beijing, but you can find lots of English sign at train station, subway station, airport and tourist sites. Most of taxi driver do not speak english, if you ask someone who doesn't speak English, they'll probably use the body language to communicate with you. So the language barrier still a big problem for the forigen langauge speaker. If you travel alone, you can download translation Application (Google Translation) before you arrive in Beijing.
Tipping is not customary but getting common practice in China now, especially tourism industry. It has become a very popular norm to tip the tour guide and driver when you use the tour service in Beijing and some other cities, hotel bellboy in recognition of their good service. And you no need to tip to the waiters/ Waitress in the restaurant.
Beijing's local cuisine is famous for its diversity and style. Beijing is unique in China because foods from all parts of China can be found there, as well as a huge variety of Western foods. No other place in China has the diversity of cuisine that Beijing has. Besides food from other areas, Beijing has also been developing its own style of cuisine for almost 5,000 years and come up with some amazing foods including the world famous Peking Roast Duck.
Beijing is a historical and cultural city with lots of places to visit, we suggest you should stay in Beijing at least 3 days if you have a limited time. A trip to Beijing can be any length. If you are not able to spend a lot of time visiting but want to see the main sights that Beijing has to offer, a minimum stay of 3 days and 2 nights is recommended.
Beijing is one of the top tourist destinations in China with many world famous attractions, such as Forbidden City which is the imperial palace and the most significant attraction and can trace its origins back to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th century; Temple of Heaven, it's a place for the emperors to pray for the good harvest; Great Wall of China, one of the "Eight World Wonders" and there is an old saying" He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man"; Beijing Hutongs where you can experience the true old and authentic life of Beijing local residents; Summer Palace, it is a imperial garden featured with classic Chinese garden design.
There are some great & interesting places to visit for kids in Beijing, such as see the giant pandas in Panda house (Beijing Zoo) & see the marine organisms in Beijing Aquarium, have fun in Beijing Happy Valley or Shijingshan Amusement Park, catch a Kungfu Panda Show at Night. Besides, you can choose to take the traditional rickshaw ride when you visit Beijing famous Hutong, take the boat ride at Houhai area.
There are many interesting night activities in Beijing suitable for visitors with different interests. If you are a culture lover, you can enjoy some local perfromance, such Peking Opera Perfromance at Liyuan, Chinese Kung Fu Show, experience the tea culture at Laoshe Teahouse etc.; Beijing Bars & Cafes are also popular for visitors, locals as well, you can experience the how the locals enjoy their night in this city. The main bar areas in Houhai Area, Shichahai, Chaoyang Park.
Beijing is one of the best places to do shopping in China, the most popular shopping areas by locals and tourists such as Wuangfujing Street, Qianmen Street, Dongdan and Xidan Commercial Street. If you want to find the lasted and most luxurious items, you can go to Jianguomen Wai Street and Chaowai Street; Nanluoguxiang Hutong also is good place for shopping, you can buy some traditional handcrafts and food there. Panjiayuan Antique Market is suitable for those who like collection.
Internet access is provided in most hotels, free wifi access at public area in Beijing (airport, train station,some Cafes, Starbucks, Mcdonald’s and some larges stores offer wi-fi service). Please note the Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and some others are blocked in China. If you have a long stay in Beijing and other cities, you can purchase a local SIM card for the internet service from airport ocne you arrive in Beijing. The fee will be cheaper than use your own.
Actually, one day is not enough for Beijing since it's a huge city with many places to visit. If you have only day for Beijing sightseeing, you can take a one day Beijing highlights tour to visit the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Beijing Hutong. If you want to visit the city highlights and China Great Wall, you can choose one or two places within the Beijing city and do a half day Mutianyu or Badaling Great Wall Tour from Beijing.
Beijing is a famous city in China boasts a history of more than 3,000 years that has been proved by words and cultural relics. Beijing is famous for it's imperial history, it has been the capital of the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. You can learn the imperial stories from the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven etc. Beijing is famous for Great Wall, it's one of the" Eight wonders of the world". Beijing is famous for it's food, the peking roast duck is the most representive local dish, it is often served with spring onions, cucumber, pancakes.
We higly recommend you book a tour package with Beijing local tour company if you are first time traveler, Beijing is the capital city of China a one of the international. You can find lots of English sign in the city which can lead you the way, but for the tourist sites, you'd better take a tour which can make get a better understanding about the history and culture. Book a tour with local company, you will enjoy the hassle free guided tour service with airport pick up service, daily hotel pick up with professional English tour guide and experience driver, no worry about how to take public transportation to the each palce, no need wait in line to buy the entrance tickets. If you travel with a buget, you can book a local group day tour package to visit the best part of Beijing city.
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