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

  • 70%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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...

  • 100%



    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.

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