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Tips on Your Travel in Beijing during APEC 2014 (Nov. 4th – 11th)

Published: Nov. 04, 2014

During Nov. 4th to 11th, the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2014 Conference will be held in Beijing, and Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) will take place in Yanqi Lake, Huairou District. Other major meetings of the APEC 2014 Economic Leaders' Week will be held at the China National Convention Center.

From Nov. 3rd to 12th, car restriction measures are implemented to control vehicle flow for better air quality and traffic condition. Non-public buses and cars should abide by the odd and even days restrictions according to their liscence numbers. This measure may affect your scheduled trip more or less.

If you travel in Beijing with a travel agency, your agency will cope with this problem to make your trip smooth still, but it may take longer time on the road. Taking an independent travel, you may choose the public transport, even it is quite crowded. It is estimated that the number of passengers using the public transport will rise to 3,000,000 every day. So longer travel time should be taken into your consideration when making a schedule. By the way, three subway stations, Olympic Green, Olympic Sports Center and Beitucheng will be closed to traffic.

In the course of the conference, some scenic spots around the meeting places are also closed to public, including Olympic Green, Olympic Sports Center, Bird’s Nest, Water Cube and Chinese Ethnic Culture Park. If you are scheduled to visit these places, you may change your plan.

In order to relieve the traffic stress, the school students and the work force will take a week-long holiday, so there will be more people take this chance to travel. The throughput in Beijing traffic will roar on the dual-way. So TravelChinaGuide suggest you to make full preparation on the flights and trains tickets prior booking.

  • Questions & Answers on China Tourism News
    Asked by Reza Firdauzi from INDONESIA | Nov. 05, 2014 03:36Reply
    National Stadium and Beitucheng Station
    So what should we do if we plan to go to Bird Nest and Beitucheng Station on 11 November 2014? Does it still close on that day?
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    Answered by Daisy from CHINA | Nov. 05, 2014 20:23

    The Olympic Green and Olympic Sports Center subway station will be closed till Nov.10, and the Bird Nest will also be closed during the period. While the Beitucheng station will only be shortly closed on Nov. 10. So you'd better wait for further news to see if these places will open on Nov.11 or not.
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