How do you fit ten thousand years into a weekend? Visit Beijing. The capital of the most populous country in the world, Beijing is a city steeped in culture, history and tradition. From the glitzy designer brands of Wangfujing Street to the ancient alleyways (known as hutongs), Beijing holds something for all tastes, budgets and stomachs.
Beijing is China’s beating heart. A stir-fry of all people and traditions from all over the world. Whether you’re making the most of a stop-over, or on a trip through China, Beijing is an unmissable destination.
Some attractionsneed no description—and the Great Wall of China is one of them. Centuries after its construction, the Great Wall of China remains one of humankind’s engineering marvels. At over 13,000 miles in total length, it’s a feat of ancient engineering. Passing only 40 miles from Beijing, it is quite simply a must-see.Book Now
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Instead of just visiting the wall for a few selfies and then piling back onto a bus to come home again, with this experience you’ll hike a four-mile section of it. You’ll pass 15 guard towers and learn about the wall’s history from your guide.Book Now
As with any other “must do” excursion, this will book up early, and with limited group size, once the places are filled, they’re filled. We recommend booking before you travel, especially if time is tight. That way you know you’ve got your space guaranteed.Book Now
You can stay in Beijing for up to 6 days without a visa. Although that’s a drop in the ocean in this sprawling and energetic city, it’s certainly worth it if you’re passing through. For a longer trip, you’ll need to apply for a visa. In our experience.
Two days at the absolute least, although we recommend 4 or 5.
The currency you’ll need in Beijing is the Yuan Renminbi (Yuan for short). There are many banks in which you can change your money and ATMs are everywhere.
Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit. In the summer temperatures can soar which make the polluted city uncomfortable, and in the winter they can drop so low that it sometimes snows.
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