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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%

    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)

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    5 days in Beijing

    Beijing is perfect place to travel with convenient subway transportation. Subway system helped to travel efficiently since most of the tourist attractions were near by subway stations. I also had one day tour to travel Great wall, Longqing Gorge and Summer palace. Those attractions were located within 2 hours far from Beijing but public transportation to get there was difficult. With one day tour taking private bus, I got to travel safely and conveniently.

    Insider Tip:Beijing is perfect place to travel with convenient subway transportation. Subway system helped to travel efficiently since most of the tourist attractions were near by subway stations. I also had one day tour to travel Great wall, Longqing Gorge and Summer palace. Those attractions were located within 2 hours far from Beijing but public transportation to get there was difficult. With one day tour taking private bus, I got to travel safely and conveniently.

  • 70%

    baimanya8817

    The capital of China

    Big, noisy and crowded. The best attractions are in the suburbs or outside the city, if you're not the follow everybody else type...

    Insider Tip:If you have the time, do the Jinshanling part of the wall.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed my stay there. It feels homey. The staff is excellent, hospitable, helpful and has an great attitude. I would definitely stay again.

    I really enjoyed my stay there. It feels homey. The staff is excellent, hospitable, helpful and has an great attitude. I would definitely stay again.

    Insider Tip:I really enjoyed my stay there. It feels homey. The staff is excellent, hospitable, helpful and has an great attitude. I would definitely stay again.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    great

    My friend and I had booked this place after another friend stayed for the weekend. We got the private room with locked door. I loved it. Its in a great area close to bars/food convinient stores etc. The japanese place next door is fantastic! ! I would stay here again in a heart beat. I also like their The great wall tour.

    Insider Tip:My friend and I had booked this place after another friend stayed for the weekend. We got the private room with locked door. I loved it. Its in a great area close to bars/food convinient stores etc. The japanese place next door is fantastic! ! I would stay here again in a heart beat. I also like their The great wall tour.

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