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Top 9 Popular Things to Do in Beijing

Top 9 Popular Things to Do in Beijing

There are so many things you can do in Beijing, whether you prefer visiting historic relics or experiencing the most authentic Chinese culture. We’re sure your list of most interesting things to do in Beijing includes hiking the Great Wall, exploring the imperial palace, and having a wonderful Chinese meal. They are classic experiences you mustn't miss. But do you know how to make your trip more s...

Where to Stay in Beijing and Recommended Hotels

Where to Stay in Beijing and Recommended Hotels

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of one of the most charming countries in the world. You may be confused by Beijing’s map when you go to book a hotel for the first time. We discovered that many foreign travelers can’t recognize the differences between the ring roads in Beijing and the neighborhoods. However, the location of your hotel is important when you travel in Beijing. A good area helps you s...

The Most Popular 10 Sections of the Great Wall

The Most Popular 10 Sections of the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China snakes its way for over 6,000 kilometers from Jiayuguan in the west to Hushan in the east.  It's almost impossible for a common traveler to climb across all sections of the Great Wall. Which is the most suitable section for you? What are the features of each section of the Great Wall? How do you choose one of these sections?  We have listed 10 sections of the Great Wall for...

Top 10 Famous Beijing Snacks You Can't Miss

Top 10 Famous Beijing Snacks You Can't Miss

Beijing is not only the capital of China but is also a food heaven for all kinds of snacks around the country. Sweet and sour sugarcoated haws, soft rolling donkeys, and crispy fried wheaten pancakes will make your mouth water. Tasting some famous local snacks is a popular way to understand the culture and customs of Old Beijing. We have listed the best 10 famous Beijing snacks for you. 1. Mung B...

The Great Wall of China at Gubeikou Section

The Great Wall of China at Gubeikou Section

The Gubeikou section of the Great Wall is the most complete Great Wall section in Chinese history and it consists of parts that were built during the Northern Qi and Ming dynasties. It was a very important junction, especially during the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. The Great Wall at Gubeikou has never been restored, so it still retains its original appearance. You will sense its glo...

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling Section

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling Section

Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the quiet, typical, and most complete sections of the Great Wall from the Ming Dynasty, located 130 kilometers from Beijing. There is a saying that: "Of all the sections of the Great Wall of China, Jinshanling stands out". The architectural art of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is reflected in its layout on the mountains, the marvelous design, the enduri...

The Great Wall of China at Simatai Section

The Great Wall of China at Simatai Section

Simatai Great Wall is regarded as "the most representative section of the Great Wall in China". It is also a time-honored section, which still retains its original look. Compared with other sections, the Great Wall at Simatai has its own features, such as being quieter with fewer visitors, perilous, steep, dense, peculiar, and an exceptional example of architectural art. Why You Should Visit Sima...

Beijing’s Air Pollution - Preventive Methods and Travel Tips

Beijing’s Air Pollution - Preventive Methods and Travel Tips

Beijing's air pollution is a factor that many people worry about. How can you escape smoggy days? How can you protect yourself during this terrible weather? And which indoor attractions in Beijing are worth visiting? We have provided some helpful information below. Facts About Beijing’s Air Pollution Duration: November to March Three levels: Red warning sign for haze (the highest level) ...

Practical Information to Travel in Beijing

Practical Information to Travel in Beijing

How to travel in Beijing? There are some Beijing practical information for you. Essentials The international dialing code for China: +86 Time: GMT +8 Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz Plug types: two-pin flat blade and oblique three-pin flat blade plugs Internet: free Wi-Fi is available in most public areas in China Carry Your Passport with You Your passport is the most important thing you ...

Beijing Traffic - How to Take a Subway, Bus, or Taxi in Beijing?

Beijing Traffic - How to Take a Subway, Bus, or Taxi in Beijing?

Beijing, as the capital of China, is also a transportation hub in China. You can arrive at any of the main attractions in Beijing using the convenient transportation. However, you might be frustrated with the city’s traffic jams. How do you choose the best type Beijing transportation? Should you opt for taking the subway, a taxi, or a bus? Read the information below to help you decide.   How to ...

Weather in Beijing - Climate and Average Temperature by Month

Weather in Beijing - Climate and Average Temperature by Month

Beijing has a typical temperate and continental monsoon climate. This means weather in Beijing in every season and every month is quite different. Learning more detailed information about Beijing weather and climate makes your Beijing trip more smoothly. January in Beijing — Very Culd, Fewer Visitors,  -9 ℃ to 2 ℃. The Forbidden City in January January is Beijing’s coldest month with snowing. ...

Beijing National Stadium & the Bird's Nest

Beijing National Stadium & the Bird's Nest

Beijing National Aquatics Center (also known as the Water Cube) was not only the swimming competition venue in the 2008 Olympic Games but is also one of the landmarks of Beijing. Located on both sides of Beijing’s central axis, the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest created a beautiful scene for the ‘humanistic Olympics’. Facts Area: 62,950 square meters Cost: about 1 billion yuan Floors: 4 leve...

The Best Nightlife in Beijing - Bars, Night Markets, and Sceneries

The Best Nightlife in Beijing - Bars, Night Markets, and Sceneries

Beijing is dazzling during the daytime and it is also amazing at night. You shouldn't miss the wonderful nightlife in Beijing. What can you experience during the night? Go to a local pub and have a glass of wine, go to see the brilliant Beijing night sceneries, hang out among  interesting night markets, and taste the most authentic snacks. Bars Light Up Beijing's Night Choose a little pub to dri...

10 Interesting Facts About the Forbidden City

10 Interesting Facts About the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is not only a must-see attraction firmly standing in the heart of Beijing, but is also a vivid Chinese historic textbook from which you can discover lots of cultural facts and interesting stories. We have listed 10 interesting facts, which you may not have heard before. Fact 1: Why Was It Called the Forbidden City? The nighttime view of the Forbidden City The Forbidden City ...

Top 6 Popular Beijing Local Foods You Can't Miss

Top 6 Popular Beijing Local Foods You Can't Miss

What to eat in Beijing? In the eyes of Beijingers, delicious local foods are some of the most important aspects of Beijing's culture. Beijing is not only a comprehensive center of China but is also a center for Chinese food. People travel from all parts of the country and take all kinds of delicious foods to Beijing. There are some famous and delicious Beijing's foods that you can't miss. 1. Beij...

Jingshan Park - Overlook the Panorama  of the Forbidden City

Jingshan Park - Overlook the Panorama of the Forbidden City

Jingshan Park is located on the central axis of Beijing City: to the west of it is Beihai Park while the south side of it is the Gate of Divine Prowess of the Forbidden City. Jingshan was the highest point of old Beijing. It has a history of over 800 years and travelers are excited to see a bird's-eye view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan Park. Four Things to Do at Jingshan Park What is there...

Hiking the Great Wall of China: Best Sections, Hiking Tours and Tips

Hiking the Great Wall of China: Best Sections, Hiking Tours and Tips

Hiking the Great Wall of China is not as hard as you may think. Some famous sections of the Great Wall have been well repaired, such as the Mutianyu, Simatai, Badaling, and Jinshanling sections. Toboggans, a cable car, and a slideway make your Great Wall trip easier and help save your time. The main issues you need to be concerned with before visiting the Great Wall are the best sections to hike, ...

What is The Best Time for Visiting Beijing

What is The Best Time for Visiting Beijing

When is the best time to visit Beijing? The temperature is mild and moderate from March to May and from September to October and during these months is best for making a trip to Beijing; the tourists also enjoy the beautiful & colorful sceneries during this time of the year. The temperature during these months is neither too high nor too low, it’s either the start of summer or vice versa. The Clim...

Where to Eat in Beijing and Recommended Restaurants

Where to Eat in Beijing and Recommended Restaurants

When traveling in a foreign country, it can often be difficult to decide where to eat.  You want to get a sense of the cuisine of the place you are visiting, and also make sure you’re going to one of the top establishments.  But there may be language barriers and unfamiliarity that make it hard to know where to go.  This can even be true when on an organized tour, like a Trippest Mini Day Tour bec...

10 Useful Tips for Visiting the Forbidden City

10 Useful Tips for Visiting the Forbidden City

There are many obstacles to face when you visit the Forbidden City, such as the huge crowds, getting lost, or missing the highlights of the imperial palace. In order to help you have a wonderful trip in the Forbidden City, here are 10 tips to help you. 1. Preview the History and Culture of the Forbidden City It seems simple to go sightseeing in the Forbidden City: take photos, visit along the ce...

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