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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%

    Asieede_gheel

    good

    My stay was great! The staff was friendly, and helpful. Even the other guests were really nice. I found it relaxing to go back a quiet neighborhood at the end of the night. I wasn't a late night partier in Beijing like I can be at home - so it was nice to come back to a safe place and still see comedy or music.

    Insider Tip:My stay was great! The staff was friendly, and helpful. Even the other guests were really nice. I found it relaxing to go back a quiet neighborhood at the end of the night. I wasn't a late night partier in Beijing like I can be at home - so it was nice to come back to a safe place and still see comedy or music.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    great

    The facilities worth the price here! Bathroom, toilets, and rooms are extremely clean. Although some workers are still working sometimes, that’s not a big deal. Hope they will give me more surprise when I come back!

    Insider Tip:The facilities worth the price here! Bathroom, toilets, and rooms are extremely clean. Although some workers are still working sometimes, that’s not a big deal. Hope they will give me more surprise when I come back!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    good

    They were working on the toilet upstairs.Hope they will finish as soon as possible.Staff are quiet helpful. I was a beginner to Beijing. The staff gave me lots of suggestions, including their special trip to the Great Wall. That piece of Great Wall was not crowded at all.No people there!You will never have such experience in the normal Great Wall!

    Insider Tip:They were working on the toilet upstairs.Hope they will finish as soon as possible.Staff are quiet helpful. I was a beginner to Beijing. The staff gave me lots of suggestions, including their special trip to the Great Wall. That piece of Great Wall was not crowded at all.No people there!You will never have such experience in the normal Great Wall!

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Do it! There's a reason why so many people go....

    I planned to avoid Beijing as it was a cliche filled tourist trap. After all who wants to go home from China and talk about all of the places your friends already know? However, I was very much mistaken. The great wall, forbidden city, summer palace etc etc. They are all great. Especially the great wall. That area would be spectacular to visit even if there wasn't an insanely long wall there to compliment and juxtapose the view! Go there's a reason so many do!

    Insider Tip:Autumn offers the best views due to the changing foliage and the weather is often the most forgiving for trekking hills (Or forbidden cities).

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Bonkers Beijing

    Bonkers Beijing but in the most fabulous way. Everything is so busy and fast. Traffic is a nightmare but very entertaining when trying to cross the road It's one of the cleanest cities I have been to. The people are amazing and so friendly. The food is to die for (and I hate ENGLISH Chinese food), so healthy and fresh. We visited The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square (you'll need a good 5 hours to see everything), The Summer Palace and The Great Wall (takes most of the day). STUNNING.

    Insider Tip:Mingle with the locals (especially when crossing a road)

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