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City Guide Beijing, China

Visiting Beijing

Capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing has been the scene of a long cultural history. Today you can see evidence of all those who contributed to the development of the city making for some pretty interesting explorations.

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Beijing City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Beijing; an absolute must

    For my first trip to China I began in Beijing for 5 nights and it just was not enough. The place is fantastic. The endless cultural treasures, fantastic food and general buzz around the city is one of the best I've experienced. Travelling there in December it was very cold but it added to the cities majestic charm. The normal 'musts' of the city will be done as standard; the Hutong's and street life shouldn't be overlooked for real fun.

    Insider Tip:Dumplings and noodles represent ridiculous value for money for a great meal. Careful of the 'scams' outside of the main tourist spot; everyone has a story to spin you. Don't be put off by language barriers just go for it, locals are generally friendly helpful people. The Subway is the best way to see the city, easy to use and at 2 Yuan per journey anywhere in the city you cannot go wrong.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Historical and cheap

    After living in Shanghai for 5 months, Beijing was such a nice place to be. Everything is very affordable and you have so many cultural places to go.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Beijing is an incredible interesting place and it was definetly in my list of places to visit. However pollution is a big, big issue there (we had nasty smog every day), if you are going for a few days it is worth it (unless you have some lung or respiratory problems...). The great wall, the summer palace, Tiananmen square... you should see them!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    There are so many things to see, your feets will hurt after visiting all oft them. But I can defenitley recommed a trip to Beijing! We Bad a great time there!

    Insider Tip:Go to the heaven supermarket. You can buy everything and sit down and eat and drink at the same time. Afterwards go to Sanlitun to Party :-)

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    About air pollution

    City was very beautiful with ancient and modern harmony. But air was quite a lot pollutied like other big cities in the world. If it should become a little cleaner, more happiness and pleasure...

China: Itinerary

Asian cities, and particularly Asian capitals, are wonderfully fascinating. The continent’s love affair with technology is evident in every city you go to, yet they all manage to maintain many of the characteristics which make them some of the most historical cities on the planet. Beijing is no different.

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