Flights to Beijing
Beijing is often considered to be city that is an international study in contrasts. From humble roots that are still evident today melded into the modern conveniences that this international destination has to boast, to topnotch hotels and integrated technology to rival any other city in the world, Beijing offers a seamless blend of traditional and contemporary, for experiences that are truly unique.
Enjoy a culturally-infused step into the past with a visit to some of the most pristinely preserved historic sites, or enjoy visiting the numerous outdoor green spaces, take some time to indulge in some retail therapy that is unrivaled by few, or enjoy some of the unique experiences that are the very essence of Beijing.
From skyscrapers that tower over the city’s landscape to quaint and antiquated buildings and beautiful temples, Beijing offers something for everyone. Whether you are visiting this amazing city for business or for a bit of well-deserved rest and relaxation, you’ll find that there is nothing quite like the time and experiences you’ll enjoy in beautiful Beijing.
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Several large airports, with the Beijing Capital International Airport being the largest airport in the city, serve Beijing. The airport is located just northeast of the center of the city, which allows guests to the city the ability to get to their destination with no trouble at all. Through the years, Beijing Capital International Airport has rapidly risen to become the world’s second busiest airport in terms of the number of passengers that pass through its doors each and every day.
As the primary hub for Air China, the Beijing Capital International Airport has seen the need to continue expanding. The 2008 Olympic games also encouraged the need to expand the airport’s ability to handle additional traffic, to today’s 3 large terminals. The airport is also a hub for both the China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. There are a number of comfortable and luxuriously appointed lounges that offer a comfortable retreat from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Air China lounges are notable for the luxury offered to first and business class ticket holders. Each terminal has an Air China lounge, which offers travelers the ability to relax, enjoy a quiet meal or drink, and still be close to their gate when it is time to board for their flight.
Get caught up on your work in the business centers, or take a shower between flights. The Air China lounges have been designed with the comfort of international and domestic travelers in mind.
There are several opportunities for duty-free shopping within the airport, and there is also a children’s playground that offers parents the ability to allow their kids to burn a little energy between flights. There is also a beautifully landscaped indoor garden, along with a global kitchen that offers a range of cuisines that include local delights and gourmet treats.
There are some other airports that do serve the city of Beijing, and its surrounding areas; they include the Beijing Daxing International Airport, the Beijing Nanyuan Airport, and the Beijing Xijiao Airport.
Getting Around Beijing
The city of Beijing contains a complex and very efficient public transportation system. The Beijing Metro System is undergoing expansion, consistently; in order to continue providing the transport that will best serve the city. It currently boasts several lines, top of the line modern trains, and the ability to zip in and around the city in almost no time at all. As expansion continues, Beijing’s metro system is certain to become one of the most efficient and useful systems in all of Asia.
While there are countless taxi services, it can sometimes lead to a bit of traffic congestion. It is often recommended that guests to the city use the metro system to get to the point that is nearest to their destination, and then either take a taxi the rest of the way or go on foot. Be sure to always discuss the rate with your taxi driver upfront, so that there is no confusion once you arrive at your destination. As with everywhere in the world, there is potential for taxis that have less than stellar intentions in mind. Consider asking the hotel to call a taxi for you, so that you can be assured of a reputable service.
Getting around Beijing via bicycle is not as popular as it once was, but many find that this mode of transportation is very convenient, and is actually one of the better methods of getting around otherwise congested tourist hotspots. Most area hotels will either have available bicycles for rent, or will be able to refer you to a rental service that will soon get you on the road.
Renting a car while in Beijing is an option, but the road rules are often complex, ignored, and traffic snarls can make it a challenge to navigate around the city center during certain hours of the day. If you plan on venturing out of the city for some time, then perhaps a car would be the better choice.
The bus system in Beijing certainly does cover a significant amount of ground, but it can often be congested and slow due to the relatively cheap tickets. If you are looking for cheap transportation, then the bus is certainly a good choice; but do remember to expect delays.
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What to do in Beijing
Beijing is a city that truly offers something for everyone. From the quaint to the ultra-modern, and everything in between, there is no shortage of things to see, do, and simply experience in Beijing.
Starting with a little bit of retail therapy, Beijing offers a great selection of shopping opportunities. Visit Nanluoguxiang in the Gulou District. There you will find miles of shops, boutiques, artisans, galleries and cafés that can easily range from the chic to the kitschy. Purchase a designer handbag or perhaps a fun-themed shirt with some of your favorite characters on it, there is something to appeal to every consumer. If your time in Beijing will include a weekend, then you’ll find further opportunity for shopping in Panjiayuan. This is home to a very large flea market where you will be able to find and incredible selection of curios, artifacts and of course plenty of Tang dynasty knock-offs for purchase. Many of the stalls are open during the week, but you’ll find that more are available during the weekend.
What is a trip to Beijing without being able to indulge in some of the most amazing Chinese cuisine you’ll find anywhere in the world. From street vendors selling fresh local dishes to upscale restaurants catering to a more refined palate, you’ll find no lack of delicious meals to enjoy. One of the best ways to find the restaurants that will best suit your taste buds is to make enquiries around your hotel, and find out where the locals recommend. This way you’ll be able to truly appreciation some of the authentic cuisine local to Beijing.
If you are an early riser, then be sure to head to Jingshan Park. Not only is this beautiful area a veritable oasis with blooming trees and flowers, but also it offers an awe-inspiring view of the Forbidden City. It is also well-known for being the area where locals head to for some revitalizing tai chi. You’ll find that locals are very friendly, and that they’ll often invite you to join them as they go through their tai chi routines; this is an incredible opportunity to experience authentic Beijing.
Must-See Beijing Landmarks
There are some amazing landmarks in Beijing, and you should do your utmost to see some of these must-see attractions that are truly impressive.
First and foremost, the Forbidden City is one of the most important spots that should be on your travel itinerary. Located at the very heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City is a very large and complex palace that has for centuries been the home of China’s royalty. Today it stands as one of the most beautiful museums in the entire world. While there, be sure to enjoy a stroll around the adjacent lakes. Rowboats are also available so that you can enjoy a unique perspective of this breathtaking part of the city.
Tiananmen Square is of course infused with a significant amount of history and cultural significance. Whether you take a walk around the area or stop and enjoy some of the sights and emotion running deep within the roots of the square, you’ll find that this is a worthwhile visit during your time in Beijing.
The Ming Dynasty Tombs were once not open to the general public, but today they stand as evidence of the greatness of this amazing period in China’s history. Plan on spending at least a half-day exploring this breathtaking part of the region.
While it is not in Beijing, the Great Wall is just over an hour outside of the city limits – which makes it an incredible must-see destination for any trip to Beijing. There are many touring companies that offer trips to this amazing man-made wonder.
Beijing is also home to dozens of impressive museums, which include the Chinese Aviation Museum, the Ming City Wall Relics Park, the Beijing Art Museum, the Geological Museum of China, and the Paleozooligcal Museum of China.
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