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Beijing Great Wall Hiking
Hike further along the Great Wall to learn more about this world shocking man-made project. The 29 elaborately designed cheap Beijing itineraries here provide budget travelers with detailed information for the trip.
The most detailed and complete Forbidden City itineraries are listed here for your reference. Following our itineraries, you will have an in-depth independent tour in the majestic Forbidden City and experience much more of the imperial architecture and treasures.
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Experienced independent travelers in Beijing have already extended their tentacles to fresh destinations around. Luoyang, another capital city for nine dynasties of ancient China, would be a nice place for your extensional tour. You can not only acquire the profound Buddhist grotto art, but also learn about the Shaolin Kungfu.
This 4-day independent trip takes you to delve into the glorious past of Pingyao, a cultural city in Shanxi with a history of over 2,700 years. The profound history and culture of Shanxi have left countless relics and artistic masterpieces, and Ancient City of Pingyao is no doubt the highlight. Furthermore, admiring gorgeous buildings in Wang’s Compound and Buddhist sculptures in Shuanglin Temple can also help you appreciate the charm of Chinese culture.
Tianjin is the largest coast city in northern region opening to outside and enjoys a reputation of “the bright pearl of Bohai Sea”. Take a high-speed express train to Tianjin, discover the history and culture of this municipality.
As a metropolis capital city, Beijing is not only endowed with abundant cultural and historical relics, but also brilliant modern skyscrapers and natural beauties. Cycling has become a favorable way among budget travelers to get a close touch of its mysterious enchantment. The cycling routes here will take you to unveil parts of the authentic essence.
The cycling race routes are designed to stretch to suburban areas of Beijing, where superb attractions are scattered, such as Great Wall, Gubei Water Town, Guyaju Caves and Longqing Gorge. It offers cycling fans a chance to explore more of the natural wonder.
Skiing is a quite popular sport in snow cities, and the ski resorts near Beijing are in a variety, which are ideal places for the people who do not want to travel far but still can enjoy the winter fun and joy of skiing.
Longqing Gorge boasts splendid gorge scenery and Mt. Songshan Forest Park is a national natural preserved area. Both of them can offer you joyful landscape of layer upon layer of peaks and knolls, a variety of age-old pine trees and crystal rivulets meandering through valleys. The two form the best route for an independent Beijing tour.
During the 3 days' Beijing side trip to Zhangjiakou, you will enjoy and experience quite a different exciting journey by paying a visit to the beautiful Bashang Grassland, the grand and magnificent Dajingmen Great Wall as well as the ancient town Buzili in succession.
Relaxing on the bund of Beidaihe sea, with off-shore breeze brushing your face, kinds of sea birds lingering around you, numerous visitors are always fascinated by the comfort and leisure of this off-shore 4-day vacation route. There are also countless stunning facilities in the Kursaal, adding more fun in your holiday.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Michi from INDONESIA | Jun. 09, 2018 19:58Reply
Baggage storage at dongzhimen station
Hi, im going to to mutianyu greatwall trip for 2 nights. But im carry along a super big luggage. Is there a baggage storage on dongzhimen station, to keep my big luggage?
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Answered by Remo | Jun. 10, 2018 22:11
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As I know, Dongzhimen Station does not contain an official baggage storage.

If you have booked a hotel in Beijing downtown, I advise you to store your baggage at your hotel firstly before you go to Mutianyu Great Wall.

However, if you do not decide to book a hotel in Beijing downtown, you can store your baggage at the Beijing Railway Station or Beijing West Railway Station upon arrival and then visit Mutianyu.
Answered by Michi from INDONESIA | Jun. 10, 2018 22:23
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Is ther a luggage storage at beijing south railway station??
Answered by Remo | Jun. 10, 2018 22:31
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Yes, there is a luggage storage in Beijing South Railway Station, and the fare is about CNY 40 per day.
Asked by pipin from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 25, 2017 10:17Reply
can you help with my itinary
we wil spend 5 days in beijing. can you help me with public transport to this places and the best order n time spent to visit each place.
mutiayu, ming tomb, forbidden city, tianamen square, temple of heaven, summer palace, beihai park, temple of confucius the longqing gorge, old summer palace, shinchahai area, panjiayuan market and also silk market.
thank you.
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Answered by Lau | Mar. 31, 2017 21:06
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I can help you make out your travel route, but you can not list the detailed transportation. You can search on Baidu for details.
day1: tiananmen square, forbidden city, Beihai park
day2: mutianyu, ming tomb.
day3: temple of heaven, summer palace, temple of confucius, shichahai area
day4:longqing gorge
day5: panjiayuan, silk market
Asked by yanti from INDONESIA | Mar. 21, 2017 08:57Reply
How to go to Dashilan Street from Beijing Summer Palace?
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Answered by Stephen | Mar. 22, 2017 02:47
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Hi, you are suggested to walk from the North Palace Gate to Beigongmen station and take subway line 4, get off at Xizhimen Station and then change to line 2 to Qianmen. Get out of the station from Exit C and walk to the Dashilan Street.
Answered by muly from INDONESIA | Mar. 23, 2017 08:22
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thank you
Asked by Jane from SINGAPORE | Mar. 13, 2017 08:37Reply
Hi, is the Tianamen Sq, Forbidden City and Drum & Bell Tower nearby to one another?
Can I walk from one attraction to the other or do I need to take a taxi from one place to the next? Also, which Hutong is best/recommended to visit near the Drum & Bell Tower? I would only be there for 2 days. I would like to visit the Palace Museum and Donghuamen Market too. Are they also close by? Thank you.
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Answered by Lin | Mar. 16, 2017 22:47
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You can walk to the Forbidden City after Tiananmen Square, but you will walk too much to the Drum Tower. After visiting the large Forbidden City, walk more than 3 km to the Drum Tower, and then walk around the nearby Hutongs. Really an exhausting day.

BTW, donghuamen market was already closed last year.
Asked by fiona from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 09, 2017 06:51Reply
Is it possible to see Longqing Gorge and Guyaju Caves travelling from Beijing in one day?
What is the best way / method of transport?

Is it viable to hire a taxi for the day? If so, how much would this cost?

Or would it be better to find accommodation in/near Yanqing?

Thank you for your help :-)
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Answered by Carol | Jan. 11, 2017 21:00
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Hi, you can take the public bus to travel the two places, but I think renting a car is more easy and flexible.
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