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Beijing Tours : Travel the Capital of China

Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, is the nation’s political, economic and cultural center. It is one of China’s six ancient cities and now it also serves as an important transportation hub. Beijing has so much to offer that everyone can find suitable things to see and do. There are numerous historical and heritage sites like Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, as well as a variety of things to do. Beijing has been at the top of travel list for almost first timers to China. Pick up a sample itinerary below or plan a perfect Beijing trip easily with a contact to ETripChina.

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How to Plan Beijing Tours

Being one of the world’s most famous capital cities, Beijing can be an overwhelming city for many travelers, especially those visiting for the first time. How to make most of your time in Beijing, but not fit too much into your vacation; how to decide the travel time and plan the budget? Consider these planning ideas.


How much time do you have in Beijing?

If you have 24 hours stopover in Beijing (24-hour visa free transit) or short time spared from your business, you might plan a city break covering the two most important sights – Great Wall of Beijing and Forbidden City.


Two full days (72-hour visa free transit) will allow you an exploration to all major sights including Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace or Temple of Heaven.


Three full days, you can add in Hutong visit with some culture experience like dumpling making, calligraphy learning, evening shows; glimpse of the city new landmarks like Olympic Green, Bird Nest and Water Cube.


If you have four full days and more (144 hour visa free transit), you will have time to do in-depth exploration. Some adventurers extend their time at Great Wall and enjoy the best hiking trails. Culture lovers spend their time in the numerous themed museums telling story of China rail, military, arts and crafts; Choices for family with kids include the Beijing Zoo and entertainment center.  


When do you want to travel?

Spring and Autumn is just a brief. It is cold outside in winter, but the city enjoys heating everywhere indoors. Summer and early Autumn is the high season. Colorful trees of Xiangshan hill is renowned nationwide.


What kind of accommodation do you prefer?

Beijing offers countless accommodation options from hostels, boutiques, chain hotels and luxury hotels. For a short stay in Beijing, we always recommend you the accommodation in the central part – near the Wangfujing Shopping Street, the Hutong Area or Forbidden City, etc. Then you have chances to touch the soul of the city and enjoy the convenience of travelling around.

Budget is also important factor to consider about. 3-star chain hotels cost $70-90 on average; 4 stars are $100-$150; 5 star $150-$250, luxury hotels are $250+.

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