Beijing Travel Guide
Being capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic, and cultural center. Located in north China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, it also serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry.
As one of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has been the heart and soul of politics throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore the city's ancient past and exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year.
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Things to Do & Places to Visit
It is northern China's main transportation hub. Frequent flights, modern roads and rail make it easy for visitors to reach Beijing. Crisscross roads make the urban transportation generally fast and convenient; however, you may encounter traffic jam sometimes due to the millions of vehicles that the city owns. Best Time to Visit
Interested in trying the local food? The Roast Duck and the Imperial Court Food are highly recommended. Nowhere else on earth will you find such a variety of gourmet restaurants offering the very best of Chinese and western dishes.
Whether you plan to buy curios and tourist souvenirs with traditional Chinese flavor, or you are keen on seeking quality products from world famous brands, you will find the city truly a shopper's paradise. The most famous and popular shopping destinations are the Yansha and Guomao Shopping Malls, Xidan Street and streets near Tiananmen Square such as the Wangfujing and Qianmen Streets.
After a day's tour, nighttime can hold other surprises for you. These can vary from traditional performances such as the traditional opera, acrobatics and martial arts to modern ones like concerts, pubs and clubs. Tianqiao Area and Laoshe Teahouse are good venues for tourists to enjoy Chinese folk culture; while Sanlitun Bar Street and the nearby embassy area is an ideal choice if you are a party-loving night owl.
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Questions & Answers on Beijing Travel
Asked by JIMMY
from HK | Feb. 11, 2022 11:40Reply
Postal Code of Beijing
what is the postal code of below address?
Beijing Airport Logistics Park, Warehouse B5, No. 16 Shunchang Street
Answered by Bob
| Feb. 25, 2022 16:06
Asked by Im a US school question
from AMERICA | May. 11, 2021 08:41Reply
how do I get to the Zhiwuyuan (Botanical Garden) Station from around jianguo rd?
Note this is not a actaul nedded question, this is for a school assignment(US school)
Answered by Christopher
| May. 17, 2021 01:27
Take metro Batong Line from Baliqiao Station to Sihui East Station and transfer to metro line 1 to Gongzhufen Station. Next, take metro line 10 to Bagou Station and then change to metro Xijiao Line to the destination. The whole way takes around 2 hours with the ticket fare of CNY 11/person.
Asked by Kema
from CHINA | Apr. 21, 2021 23:04Reply
How can I get to Salintun from Beijing Daxing by subway?
Answered by Nathan
| Apr. 25, 2021 18:43
Do you start from Daxing Airport? If yes, you need to take airport line from the airport to Caoqiao Station first. Then transfer to metro line 10 to Agricultural Exhibition Center Station, Exit D1. After that, walk southeast around 1.2km to arrive at Sanlitun.
Asked by Stephen
from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 25, 2021 04:13Reply
Can you get from Sanjiadian Railway station through to central Beijing via subway line 1?
I'm trying to get from Sanjiadian Railway Station into central Beijing, once I'm in central Beijing I can then swap lines to wherever I need to be but I cant find any information about the railway station online.
Answered by Austin
| Feb. 28, 2021 17:28
You can take bus no.941 to Shijingshan Ancient City first. Then take metro line 1 from there to Tiananmen Square East Metro Station. After that, you can go to the other areas easily.
Asked by Galina
from IRAN | Nov. 27, 2020 06:43Reply
Is there any subway from Beijing to Pinggu district?
How far is it from downtown in Beijing to Pinggu district?
What is the availabe transportation between these two areas?
Answered by Lauren
| Dec. 03, 2020 19:58
The distance is around 80 kilometres. Maybe you can provide the detailed destination in Pinggu District. Then I can find the detailed public transportation for you.
Answered by Ruby
| Dec. 10, 2020 00:01
there are a bus called 852 can take you directly fromvl Beijing to pinggu. You can find it at Dongzhimen bus station