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    Tourists Guide To Beijing & General Information

    Beijing is the Capital City of the Republic of China, and is the third largest City in the World. Peking is another name for Beijing and is also China’s political, education and cultural centre.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Beijing

    Despite the large size of Beijing, it is only the second most populated City in China, after Shanghai. The Beijing area has access to the Great Wall of China, and more than 20 nature reserves to visit.

    What You Need To Know About Beijing

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Beijing.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Beijing?

    The Beijing weather is quite unpredictable, and to be on the safe side it is best to plan your trip to the City between August and October.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Beijing?

    You require a Visa before you are allowed to enter China.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Beijing?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Beijing will influence what you need to pack. If you are visiting Beijing in the advised time, it is best to pack warmer clothes, and a few t-shirts in case there are some hot spells. Take a camera with; you will need it!

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Beijing?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Beijing. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Beijing?

    The main airport in the City is the Beijing Capital International Airport, and it is the second largest in the World. Beijing also has a well-developed public transport system with taxis, trains and subways being the main ways of travel. You can also hire a car to get the full City experience.

    Attractions and places to visit in Beijing

    Beijing is China’s giant city and its known history dating back over 3 millennia. This beautiful city with is vast places of historical landmarks rich history is sure to provide you with an interesting journey when visiting in Beijing.

    Where to go when visiting in Beijing?

    The mighty historical Great Wall of China is well known around the world and would be considered a great place to start your visit when in Beijing. Part of this wall was first built around 220-206 BCE by the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang; this very interesting and historically rich landmark is definitely a highlight sighting to visit while in Beijing and is highly advised.

    Other historical landmarks of importance is the Gubeikou which is noted as one of the most important passes along the Great Wall on China. The Forbidden City is a Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty and is considered a very important part of the history of this great city.

    There are numerous palaces and religious landmarks to see in this great city, and is advised to visit any of these outstanding places of interest.

    • Summer Palace
    • Old Summer Palace
    • The Ming Tombs
    • Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
    • Badaling, (Most visited site along the Great Wall of China)
    • Juyong Pass

    There are numerous temples to see while in Beijing such as Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Temple, White Cloud Temple, Tanzhe Temple and lastly the Temple of Fayuan. These temples are very well known and highly respected throughout the city o Beijing so make sure to visit them all.

    There are also countless museums, lakes and absolutely spectacular parks to see within the city so please make sure to visit all these magnificent places.

    • Beijing National Aquatic’s Center
    • National Museum of China
    • Capital Museum P
    • rince Gong Mansion
    • Beijing Ancient Observatory
    • Collections of Palace Museum
    • Big Bell Temple Museum
    • Beihai Park
    • Fragrant Hills Park
    • Beijing World Park
    • Houhai Lake

    How old is the city of Beijing?

    Beijing is noted and recorded to being established over 3000 years ago.

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