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Beijing, the Chinese capital, is one of the most visited destinations in the world due to its immense historical and cultural past. It is no wonder that the city is considered the political, cultural and intellectual center of China. Undoubtedly, a trip to the East is not complete without going to Beijing, a place to go and return many times.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, is one of the most visited destinations in the world thanks to its immense historical and cultural attractions. Being the cradle of the oldest civilizations, the place has a large number of incredible monuments, many of them part of the list of world heritage by UNESCO. The Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven are just a preview of what you will find there. In Beijing you will notice an integration between the traditional and the modern, there is always something happening, something new to discover. Beijing deserves to be explored on your trip to this millenary country, you will not regret it!

 

 
Beijing
Beijing, China

Language: Mandarin

Currency: Yuan
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Beijing Capital International Airport
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Where to stay in Beijing:


The city of Beijing presents an excellent hotel offer, both in terms of variety and quality. When choosing your hotel in Beijing it is important to make the reservation in advance due to the high occupancy rates in most hotels. It is also good to take into account the location and accessibility to public transport, because in this city the distances are very large. As for the most recommended areas to stay, the best location is the environment of the Forbidden City, as well as some nearby attractions, it has a good shopping area and there are also subway stations that can take you to any part of the city. If you want to stay in a more picturesque area, we recommend the Hou Hai neighborhood, near the Forbidden City, where there are several budget hotels.

 

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Getting around in Beijing:


Beijing is an immense city and fortunately it offers a well developed public transport network. They are subway and bus lines as well as taxis which are a convenient, safe and relatively inexpensive mode of transportation. For tourists, the best way to get around the city is to use subway that has large, clean and well signposted stations in Mandarin and English. Already buses can be a difficult means of transportation if you do not speak Chinese. Driving in Beijing is tricky and sometimes even a scary experience, with few English signs and constant traffic jams.

 

The Beijing subway system consists of 19 lines, and it is a very practical means of transport, with large, clean stations that are very well signposted in Mandarin and English. The trains are very modern because most of the network was built during the 21st century. The subway closes at midnight and begins to circulate again at 5:00 in the morning.

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    You can buy a prepaid card (Yikatong) for trips on subways and buses or use the unit ticket. The fare starts at ¥ 3.00 and can reach ¥ 6.00 depending on the trip. Tickets can be purchased at the machines or at the ticket office. The machines accept ¥ 1 coins and notes of ¥ 5 and ¥ 10.

 

The bus network consists of more than 800 lines that cover the entire city. Buses work quite well and are cheap, but it is a difficult means of transportation if you do not speak Chinese. The prices of bus tickets depend on the type of route it makes.


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    It is very practical to buy a Yikatong prepaid card sold at any subway station and always pay with it. You can get discounts of up to 50% on bus fares.

 

Registered taxis can be found throughout Beijing and are a convenient, safe and relatively cheap mode of transportation. Official taxis can be identified with signs starting with the letter "B". Due to communication problems that the Chinese language may cause, we recommend that you always have the name of your hotel or destination written in Chinese characters.

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    Official taxi fares start at ¥ 10 for the first 3 km and ¥ 2.00 for additional km. Out of rush hour, an average ride through the city costs about ¥ 20-25.

 

Cycling is a good alternative to getting around the city. There are more than 40,000 bikes available for rent at kiosks near subway stations, business districts, hotels and office buildings. Another great way to rent a bike in Beijing is to download the MOBIKE app. After you link your credit card and make a deposit of ¥ 300 (this amount is returned when you cancel the contract with the company), simply scan the code of the bike and it unlocks automatically. Now just pedal to your next destination enjoying the freedom and the scenery around you!

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    On average, the amount charged is ¥ 1 for about 30 minutes.

 

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Weather in Beijing:


Beijing has a humid continental climate, and the seasons are well marked. The summer months (June-August) are the most rainy due to the influence of the monsoons. This time of year is also marked by high humidity (over 75%) and high temperatures (average maximums over 30 °C). The winter months (December - February) are quite cold with the maximum temperatures between 4 °C and 2 °C and the minimum temperatures between -6 °C and -9 °C. In transition seasons, such as spring and autumn, temperatures are more moderate (average maximums between 19 °C and 26 °C). Thus, the best months to visit Beijing are April, May and October when temperatures are milder and less rainy.

 

 

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