What to Do in Beijing Airport - Daxing Airport

Daxing International Airport is the largest airport in Beijing with characteristic architectural style. It boasts various facilities and services for passengers. Even if you will make a long-time layover, you will not feel bored at all. Then what to do in Beijing airport? Read the article below to find the answers.  

1. Surf the Internet with Free 5G Wifi

Beijing Daxing International Airport has been covered with free WIFI called BDIA-Free-WiFi. With a 5G base station, the internet allows 100,000 passengers to use and passengers will be surprised at the unbelievable fast speed. To connect the free WIFI, passengers are supposed to get a password by scanning the passport. Then surf the internet as you like.

2. Sample Worldwide Food and Drink

For passengers in a hurry, dumplings, steamed buns and fast food restaurants like KFC and Mc Donald’s are suggested. The characteristic Chinese food can be found such as Lanzhou Beef Noodles, Yunnan Rice Noodles, Hangzhou dishes, spicy Chengdu dishes and authentic northwest foods. Highly recommended famous snacks are Liao’s Bang Bang Chicken, Zhouheiya Stewed Duck, Juewei Duck Neck, The Cocoa Trees and Macau Yeng Kee Bakery. Besides, there is also Italian pizza and Mediterranean cuisines. If you wanna some drinks, you can go to both the tea house and the beverage stores like popular HEY TEA and Taigai which offers the tea from Taiwan. Coast Coffee and Starbucks also have their stores in the airport.

3. Go Shopping

Daxing International Airport is the paradise for shopping with various products including specialties, accessories, clothes, digital products, beauty products and so on. What are the things to buy in Beijing Airport? The most featured gifts would be that with Chinese elements. There is a shop selling plenty of souvenirs designed and produced by the official Forbidden City. Also, there is ceramics, silk products, copper wares and snuff. There are also some exotic art crafts from Turkey, Italy, France, Spanish, Russia, Thailand, and other countries along the Silk Road. As for brands, Gucci, BV, MaxMara, Ermenegildo Zegna all have set branches in the airport. For children’s gift, you can go to the exclusive shops. If you wanna some daily necessities, there are also convenience stores.

4. Take a Break

After a long time journey, passengers may prefer to have a rest. Donghai Lounge in the international waiting lounge opens for 24 hours with services like pay lounge, catering, shower, guest rooms and business service. Passengers can read a book in the bookstores or enjoy a spy. For women passengers, they can also have a manicure.

5. Explore the Airport

There are several featured architectural designs in the terminals. Daxing Airport has set up the art gallery to display the cultural relics in the National Museum through pictures including bronzewares, ceramics, paintings and ancient buddha. And there are photograph exhibitions to show the Great Wall. Besides, an interactive experience place in a shape of ancient study room has been built for passengers to experience the life of Chinese ancients. There is also a small classic Chinese Garden with pavilions, lake, and bridge. If you wanna have a general understanding of the main attractions in Beijing, go to the portholes area to see the real time images. Besides, there are also architecture designed based on Chinese character, ancient birds and flowers paintings, silk road, poems, etc. All these are worth exploring and taking photos.

6. Tour Beijing City

What are the things to do around Beijing Airport if the layover time is relatively long? Passengers are suggested to have a trip to Beijing downtown. The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and Summer Palace can be reached in 1.5 hours. Passengers can choose New Airport Line or shuttle buses to downtown. The travel to Great Wall in suburb needs longer time and more efforts, so a tour package is suggested. As for visa, transit passengers from 53 countries or regions staying at Beijing less than 144 hours can apply for the 144-hour visa-free permit.
- Last modified on Mar. 10, 2020 -
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