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Travelling Beijing - Tours and Trips in Beijing

Beijing Tours and Holidays 2018/2019

As the capital of the world’s most populated country, a trip to Beijing will present a mind-blowing mix of unfathomably old and sci-fi new. Inhabitants from Beijing are famous for being friendly and still partake in the traditional Chinese passion for all-things-food. For a visit to Beijing, be prepared to loosen ...

77 Trips in Beijing with 90 Reviews

Highlights
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!)
  • Exploring the narrow alleyways of Shanghai's nearby water town of Xitang, you can imagine a life long lost to modernity
  • Escape to the countryside, overnight near the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the masses
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Intrepid Travel

China Highlights

of 63 reviews
Get a taste of China on this short but culture-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,473 9 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Overnight at the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the crowds
  • With journeys on two sleeper trains, you'll maximise your time in your destinations, get a chance to interact with locals, and see some beautiful countryside
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors
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Intrepid Travel

North China Getaway

of 31 reviews
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Discover the ancient sights and modern delights of China's north. Journey from Beijing to Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,495 US$ 1,349 12 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors, walking the Great Wall (or encountering thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!).
  • Find peace in one of the holiest places in China as you trek around Emei Shan and stay in a monastery, waking to the sound of drums and morning prayers.
  • Learn about the endangered (and adorable) giant pandas’ struggle for survival, and get up close to these unique creatures in Chengdu.
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Intrepid Travel

China Experience

of 29 reviews
This in-depth tour has proven to be one of the most popular we offer in... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,434 21 days View Tour
Highlights
  • See the best known sights in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an, as well as visiting towns that may not be quite as iconic but perhaps even more intriguing because of it
  • The Longmen Grottoes are the most stunning remnants of Northern Wei and Tang-era Buddhist art in existence, and you'll have plenty of insight into their history with a local guide
  • Visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Kung Fu
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Intrepid Travel

Explore China

of 18 reviews
Capture the spirit of China on this 13-day tour from Shanghai to Beijing. Stroll along... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,603 13 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Visit the Great Wall of China! Walk the walk..
  • Travel how the locals travel and make friends on our 2 overnight train routes!.
  • See the historic Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.
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Geckos Adventures

Discover China

This is pretty much the China highlights tour: you’ve got the Great Wall just outside ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator Geckos Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,378 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 1
Mar 21 10+ seats left
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Highlights
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when face-to-face with thousands of Terracotta Warriors (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!)
  • Exploring the narrow alleyways of Shanghai's nearby water town of Xitang, you can imagine a life long lost to modernity
  • Escape to the countryside, overnight near the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the masses
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Intrepid Travel

China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival

of 1 review
Get a taste of China on this cultural and ice-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Shanghai/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,603 13 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Climb aboard and discover Russia, Mongolia and China on one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys.
  • Share in traditional tastes with a visit to the home of one of our local friends – indulge in a meal of hearty regional flavours and assist the family in baking pastries.
  • Live life on the shores of magnificent Lake Baikal in a Siberian village.
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Trans-Mongolian Experience

of 19 reviews
Come along on an awe-inspiring adventure traversing three great nations - Russia, Mongolia and China ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends St Petersburg/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,876 20 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Experience this incredible bucket-list rail adventure through China, Mongolia, and Russia – one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys
  • Stay in the Mongolian wilderness local-style with an overnight in a tourist ger camp
  • Immerse yourself in Mongolia's rich cultural heritage, from the country’s original Buddhist temple to the city built by Genghis Khan
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Intrepid Travel

Beijing To Moscow

of 26 reviews
Travel across continents and time zones on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Start... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Moscow View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,415 16 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders.
  • Discover the unreal, ancient rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains.
  • Uncover the ‘other terracotta warriors’ in Xi’an’s Hanyangling Mausoleum, an authentic and more personal burial site that’s home to tens of thousands of buried pottery figures.
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Intrepid Travel

Travel The Silk Road

Discover the treasures of the Silk Road on this 15-day adventure through China, retracing part... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Kashgar View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,869 15 days View Tour
Highlights
  • A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
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Exodus

Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

of 23 reviews
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Giant Pandas - China's iconic sights... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,048 19 days View Tour
Highlights
  • See the amazing contrasts between north and south China, from the chaotic and exciting capital to the photogenic landscapes of Yangshuo
  • Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors, stay overnight in a unique Hakka village roundhouse, and
  • Trek alongside rice terraces to the villages of Longji
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Intrepid Travel

Beijing To Hong Kong

of 6 reviews
China really does have it all: tranquil countrysides offering jaw-dropping natural scenery and invigorating hikes... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,793 23 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Trek one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China
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Exodus

Walking The Great Wall

of 25 reviews
Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,288 9 days View Tour
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G Adventures
Free Cancellation

Beijing To Hong Kong On A Shoestring

Get thee to China for the adventure of your life! Seriously though, these two weeks... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,449 14 days View Tour
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G Adventures
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Classic Beijing To Hong Kong Adventure

Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the Master of the Nets Garden... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,449 14 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Built to accommodate Russian engineers working on the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the 19th century, discover Harbin’s Russian and Jewish heritage on a guided walking tour.
  • Experience Harbin’s International Ice & Snow Festival, a vast winter wonderland of the biggest and most elaborate ice sculptures in the world.
  • Tour the festival with a local guide during the day and again at night, when the frosty re-creations of famous buildings, monuments and characters are lit up in technicolour.
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Intrepid Travel

China's Harbin Ice Festival

Embrace the frozen glory of winter in this journey to China’s frigid northeast and experience... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Beijing View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,278 5 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Trek along the Great Wall
  • Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou
  • Experience a local meal and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
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G Adventures
Free Cancellation

China Express

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Walk backwards in time along the Great Wall and stare down an army of Terracotta... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,399 US$ 1,049 8 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Visit the Great Wall and Beijing's monuments
  • Encounter Terracotta Warriors
  • Cycle through karst landscapes
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G Adventures
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China Family Adventure

China is that rare place that looks to the future while embracing its past. Come... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Hong Kong View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,349 14 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys – the railway to the roof of the world, crossing incredibly mountainous and remote terrain.
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it first-hand with hours to explore the Great Wall.
  • Get to know Lhasa, from the architectural wonder of the former home of the Dalai Lama to the incredible atmosphere of the pilgrim-filled Jokhang Temple, the holiest in the Tibetan Buddhist world.
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Intrepid Travel

Tibetan Journey

It could be a combination of the mist rolling off the chilly peaks or the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Chengdu View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,876 14 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Trek along the Great Wall
  • Take in ancient and modern China
  • Stroll the historic canals of Suzhou
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G Adventures
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Beijing To Shanghai Adventure

China can be intimidating, what with its Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Shanghai View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 749 8 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Witness pilgrims replace the Tarboche flagpole
  • Hike the ancient Kailash kora
  • Visit spectacular palaces and incredible monuments
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G Adventures
Free Cancellation

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival

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Journey overland to Tibet and cross the ‘roof of the world’ to Kailash—Asia's most sacred... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Kathmandu View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,499 US$ 4,674 21 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Experience this incredible bucket-list rail adventure through China, Mongolia, and Russia – one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys
  • Stay in the Mongolian wilderness local-style with an overnight in a tourist ger camp
  • Immerse yourself in Mongolia's rich cultural heritage, from the country’s original Buddhist temple to the city built by Genghis Khan
Read More
Intrepid Travel

Beijing To St Petersburg

of 3 reviews
Big, bigger, biggest! Travel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest railway line... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/St Petersburg View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,779 23 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Explore The Forbidden City
  • Visit Tian'anmen Square
  • Explore the Temple of Heaven and the beautiful Summer Palace
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ChinaTour.Net

One Day Sightseeing In Beijing!

We will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing in the morning and then... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing /Beijing
  • Operator ChinaTour.Net
From US$ 45 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Jan 22
Highlights
  • Explore the courtyards of the Forbidden City and walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Ride the rails through Mongolia's grassy steppe and Siberia's taiga forests
  • Stay in a local village on Lake Baikal
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G Adventures
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Trans-Mongolian Express

From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Saint-petersburg View Map
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,999 21 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Small Group join-in basis(maximum 15 pax) for money saving
  • No shopping
  • Explore the well-preserved , but original sections of Great Wall
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Guilin International Travel Service Guilin Co., Ltd
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One Day Jinshanling Hiking Tour

Available: Daily Duration: 8 hours Departure Date: On your request Pick-up place: Free pick-up from your hotel within ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Beijing
  • Operator Guilin International Travel Service Guilin
From US$ 98 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Jan 22
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Beijing Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 90 customer reviews
Imperrial China and Yangtze River Cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“This was our first group holiday having previously travelled around various Asian countries on our own. The holiday exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed the experience of modern China. The organisation was good with a great balance of varied experiences. The food was excellent too.”
Imperial China Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“This trip was far better than I expected. We saw and experienced so much of the people and culture of China and it was truly an adventure.”
Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“The whole trip from start to finish was an experience well worth taking. Of course there were a few things which perhaps in hindsight could have been improved upon, particularly the overnight sleeper train journeys. We would have much preferred to have paid a little extra to have used the bullet train or even an extra flight wherever possible in order to have had more time to carry out sightseeing and avoid the arduous journeys. However, apart from that the holiday which was well organised by Exodus and superbly led by our tour guide, Alan Liu, (Hongbin Liu), who was absolutely brilliant. When you are on holiday, no matter who you go with, the face of the company is represented by the Tour Leader and in our instance this was Alan Liu. If we were to go back to China we would go on the understanding that the tour would again be led by Alan. He was extremely informative, funny, very well organised and knew his subject matter well. He ensured that we were at a particular venue or place at the right time so as to avoid the crowds and get the best views and this was particularly the case when we visited the Panda sanctuary at Chengdu where he timed it to perfection and we saw the Pandas at their liveliest and just before the main crowds arrived. Exodus would be so much poorer without the services of that man.”
imperial china and yangtze river cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“this holiday exceeded all of my expectations”
ACE160820 Imperial China and Yangtze river cruise Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“This was the first group trip and first time using Exodus. Apprehensive about the busy itinerary and group dynamic. However all anxieties were quickly dispersed. Whilst the trip was busy it provided a great introduction to China.”
ACE Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Judith Cameron Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
3 - Average
“A great trip in regards to where we went and what we saw, however the group was far too big, 17, which had an impact on pace we could go and at times it felt like we were like any other tour group being herded around which is not why I chose to go with Exodus.”
Great trip but u are in China! Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“This is a very good trip which allows u to experience a lot of what is China. Travelling overnight trains, fighting your way thru crowds at train stations, eating in local restaurants u would not find on your own, being crushed in local markets and on subways, staying in reasonable hotels in centre of cities, crazy pedestrian and street traffic, but also seeing the wonderful sights of the Great Wall, terra cotta warriors, westernized Shanghai, Yangtze River, and Beijing to mention a few.”
Imperial China and the Yangtze River Reviewed Tour: Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
4 - Very Good
“We wanted to get a real insight into China and see the great icons of the country too and this trip certainly delivered on both fronts. It was hard work at times because of the full on travel but the upside was that we saw a lot of the country and how the infrastructure works (or doesn't, with floods in Xi'ian!). Our guide Alan/Hongbin Liu was excellent - more on him later.”

Beijing - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

As the capital of the world’s most populated country, a trip to Beijing will present a mind-blowing mix of unfathomably old and sci-fi new. Inhabitants from Beijing are famous for being friendly and still partake in the traditional Chinese passion for all-things-food. For a visit to Beijing, be prepared to loosen your waistband a notch or two as you sample delicacies from the far corners of China and further afield. Don’t worry, a tour of the Great Wall or a trip to Beijing’s Forbidden City is bound to help you work off some of those dumplings.

Travel Highlights

  • The largest palace compound in the world, the Forbidden City is a maze on UNESCO buildings that the dynasties of China once called home.
  • For a more contemporary view of Beijing, head to 798 Art District.
  • The Summer Palace is an oasis away from the city. Once catering to the Emperors of China, it is now one of the most peaceful and popular must-see sights in Beijing.
  • Lama Temple is the most magnificent Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.
  • Pānjiāyuán market is the place to go for souvenir shopping. Visit on weekends for the best selection of arts and crafts.
  • The National Museum of China is a humongous space filled with treasures. There’s no better place to scrub up on your knowledge of Ancient China.
  • No trip to Beijing is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China.

Travel Tips

  • Beijing is huge, so allow for travel time between sight-seeing spots and be realistic with your to-do list.
  • Be aware of the often-low air quality in Beijing and plan accordingly. Smoggy days are best spent in the museums.
  • Avoid placing your chopsticks upright in a bowl of food, as this may cause offence.
  • September and October are the best months weather wise, but spring and winter are also lovely seasons to visit.
  • Dress appropriately for visits to religious sites to avoid being turned away.

About Beijing

Beijing (population: 21 million) might get a rap because of its smog, dust, pollution levels and dirty rivers, but that doesn’t stop the city from attracting millions of visitors with its soulful ambition, steeped history and magnificent culture. It is one of the ideal places to see China’s lunge into the future as well as the perfect place to explore its rich and glorious past.

Imperialism Meets Ambition

Few places on earth can offer the kind of history that Beijing boasts of. The city has as many as 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and at its very heart lies the fabledForbidden Kingdom, a palace unlike any other. Beautiful temples such as theTemple of Heaven and the Yonghe Temple, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace,Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, ancient alleyways, everything finds a place here.And just when you make the mistake of thinking Beijing to be a historic city,it leaves you mesmerized with its futuristic architecture, cosmopolitan delights and modern innovations.

When to Go

Avoid visiting Beijing during the summer months as the temperatures have a tendency to soar to unimaginable heights. The ideal time to visit Beijing is between the months of May to June and September to October.

Beijing (population: 21 million) might get a rap because of its smog, dust, pollution levels and dirty rivers, but that doesn’t stop the city from attracting millions of visitors with its soulful ambition, steeped history and magnificent culture. It is one of the ideal places to see China’s lunge into the future as well as the perfect place to explore its rich and glorious past. 

Imperialism Meets Ambition

Few places on earth can offer the kind of history that Beijing boasts of. The city has as many as 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and at its very heart lies the fabledForbidden Kingdom, a palace unlike any other. Beautiful temples such as theTemple of Heaven and the Yonghe Temple, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace,Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, ancient alleyways, everything finds a place here.And just when you make the mistake of thinking Beijing to be a historic city,it leaves you mesmerized with its futuristic architecture, cosmopolitan delights and modern innovations. 

When to Go

Avoid visiting Beijing during the summer months as the temperatures have a tendency to soar to unimaginable heights. The ideal time to visit Beijing is between the months of May to June and September to October. 

How to Get Around 

Cycling is by far the best way of exploring particular neighborhoods in Beijing. For everything else, use the taxi.

Cycling is by far the best way of exploring particular neighborhoods in Beijing. For everything else, use the taxi.

Tours and Activities in Beijing

Beijing is the capital city and the political, educational, and cultural center of China. With a rich 3000-year-old history and a rapidly modernizing infrastructure, Beijing is a unique combination of the ancient and the ultra-modern. No other city in the nation attracts more travelers than does Beijing.

Top 3 attractions in Beijing:

  • No visit to Northern China is complete without a trip to the Great Wall. At over 21,000 km long, the wall has been described as the "Greatest Human Feat in History”. Built over a period from 206 BCE -1644 AD, the Longest Wall in the World is impressive, unbelievable and overwhelming.
  • Enter the Forbidden City - the largest palatial structure in the world. It was built between 1406 AD and 1420 AD and had been home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can see the royal courts, gardens and palaces, of which there are more than 90 in this 72-hectare complex.
  • Explore Tian'anmen Square – one of the largest public square in the world which can easily fit a million people. The Square is mainly composed of the National Flagpole in the north, the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong in the middle, the beautiful Zhengyang Gate in the south and is surrounded by a host of world class sights from the Forbidden City to China's National Museum.

Other things to do and see in Beijing:

  • China has a rich history and the museums in Beijing inform us about the accomplishments of this ancient civilization and important events in its long history. Popular museums include Beijing Capital Museum, National Museum, Beijing Museum of Natural History, the Chinese Aviation Museum, China National Film Museum, and China Science and Technology Museum.
  • A must-see for art buffs is the 798 Art District, also known as Dàshanzi. This vast area of disused factories built by the East Germans is Beijing’s main concentration of contemporary art galleries.
  • Satisfy your gastronomic curiosity by sampling some of Beijing’s cuisines like Jiaozi (Chinese Dumplings), Tudou Si (Shredded Potato), Mongolian Hotpot, Donkey Burger and Tuckahoe Pie; not forgetting Beijing’s best-known culinary export, the Peking Duck.
  • After a hectic day of sightseeing and tours, it’s a good time for a little spiritualty in one of dozens of Taoist and Buddhist temples in Beijing like the Temple of the Sun, Lama Temple, Jietai Temple, White Cloud Taoist Temple, the Temple of Heaven and Tanzhe Temple.

The Climate of Beijing:

  • Beijing has a dry, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate
  • Summers (June-August) in Beijing are hot and humid. 75% of the annual precipitation is concentrated during this time of the year. The average high temperatures are 30°C and average low temperatures are 20° C.
  • Winters (December-February) are cold and dry with occasional snowfall. Average temperatures reach 3° C during the day and falls to -7.7° C overnight.
  • During the Spring and Autumn, the highs are 18-19° C in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6-7° C. These are the best times of the year to visit Beijing as the temperatures are mild with very little rain and plenty of sunshine.

Currency:

  • The official currency of China is Renminbi (Yuan) and most businesses will not accept foreign currencies. Those that do might give you a lower exchange-rate than the banks. Hence, it is advisable that you change currency beforehand.
  • China is predominantly a cash society so dealing in real money is the easiest and the most efficient way to do business. However, it is smart to carry a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in China.

Beijing is and has always been important and highly influential in China's history. Every monument, building or structure has at least some historical significance. Beijing has been the capital of China for over 850 years and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. A visit to Beijing is a trip through thousands of years of history, all the way to the present technological age.

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