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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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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- Last updated on Dec. 04, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Travel
Asked by Evon
from SINGAPORE | Nov. 29, 2023 22:46Reply
May i check if City Card can be used in another city like Beijing or Shanghai?
Answered by Mark
| Nov. 30, 2023 19:35
Generally, they can only be used in the city where you bought them.
Asked by Imane
from MOROCCO | Nov. 27, 2023 07:01Reply
Expired Moroccan passport
Hello, my Moroccan passport will expire soon, can i renew my passport in the embassy of Morocco in Beijing? I can’t find informations about this
Answered by James
| Nov. 27, 2023 18:41
Generally, there is no problem and you are suggested to contact the embassy directly. Tel：010-65321489， 010-65321796
Asked by christy kelly
from IRELAND | Nov. 24, 2023 08:35Reply
please help me with a post code for
Beijing Zhongda School Guanzhuangxiang no 9 Dongwei Road Chaoyang Beijing China
Answered by Maria
| Nov. 26, 2023 19:53
It is 100024.
Asked by king
from VIET NAM | Nov. 24, 2023 00:39Reply
visa to mali
I AM FROM VIET NAM BUT VIET NAM DONT HAVE MALI EMBASSY .So I want to ask .How to apply visa to Mali from Viet Nam. Or any Travel agent in China receive Mali visa service for Vietnamese ?
Answered by Harry
| Nov. 26, 2023 18:18
You may contact Mali Embassy in China directly to confirm if they can accept your visa application.