Beijing hot summer!
Beijing has much to offer every type of tourist, whether a first time traveler or a seasoned visitor. Be sure to take in all the central sights but at the same time do not be afraid to explore the more local areas. The best food can always be found in Hutongs and alleys, eating where the Chinese do. Beijing street food is probably the best I have come across in China. Use the subway for convenience and value for money, travelling around is easy this way even if you do not speak or read Chinese.
Insider Tip:Only use official taxi's, never take a 'taxi' in a car without the correct ID displayed, and ALWAYS go on the meter. (da biao) especially if approached by taxi drivers giving you what seems like a good price -it will always be at least twice the price of a meter journey. Do not be afraid to say no to anyone or anything, there are always more options around the corner !