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Beijing Pocket Guide

Images Of Beijing

China's economical, political and commercial centre is a big, brash, busy city. It is different to many other Asian cities in that tourism doesn't overrun its heart and soul. It is far less commercialised than its counterparts and it seems at even at the city's best-known landmarks the number of locals outweighs the tourists. It is also a city steeped in history and has been the Chinese capital since 1421.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Discover what night market sells cooked frog legs and other such niceties.
  • Don't Miss After visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City find out what else should you not miss.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A breakdown of some of the Chinese capital's most intriguing districts.
  • A Day in Beijing... Our perfect day in Beijing with the help of a bicycle so you fit in with the locals.

Beijing City Reviews

  • 100%

    mcerqueira10011308

    Incredible!

    The city is awesome and giant! Everything is really big and impressive. Beijing is one of those cities that everyone must go at least once. The new and the old here really creates a harmonic environment.

    Insider Tip:You will need at least 4 days in Beijing. Don't miss the Great Wall and save some time to rest after it.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Tips of visiting The Great Wall

    Better to go to Mutianyu not Badaling, and it's important to choose a good day to go..like after rain. So the weather will be good, no fog and the air is clean and fresh.

  • 20%

    Anonymous

    Beijing may look good from the outside but its as fake as your beats headphones . Even the walls are fake no really fo up to the walls in the hutong they are not real fake bricks have been stuck on. This is not a good place for a family trip im a little shocked to see familys on holiday here. Its very dangerous for western children from the poisoned water and food to the hutong construction and the crazy roads. And your not even safe on the pavement walking to the shops. Character limit......

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    It is an amazing city!!!

    It has everything you need, different kinds of local cuisines, many interesting places you could easily visit by taking the subways and buses! Biking around the Hutong area is differently a good option! Night life is great! Local people are really helpful!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    A powerful risk factor in Beijing

    The city of Beijing is too big. So, If you have a plan to visit there, you have to make a long duration. And weakness points in Beijing are extremely hot weather, culture like a smoking in a restaurant. Most weakness thing is the taxi fraud. He played a farud to fleeced my belongings. Taxi driver even tried to negotiate the cost of taxi. And taxi driver tried to pick us up using common sedan. I really felt dangerous. Anyway, negotiation with the cost of taxi is fraud, whether using common sedan as

    Insider Tip:Use the legal taxi at night.

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