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Beijing

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Overview

Beijing, or “Jing” in the abbreviation form, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s political, cultural and international exchange center, and the host city of the 29th Olympic Games in 2008 as well. Located in the north of the North China Plain, Beijing covers an area of 17,000 sq km and has a population of 12.16 million. With a time-honored history and splendid culture, Beijing is one of the famous historical and cultural cities and ancient capitals in the world. With abundant tourism resources, Beijing has opened more than 200 tourist attractions to the public, such as the Palace Museum, the largest imperial palace in the world, The Temple of Heaven where the emperors used to pay homage to Heaven, the Summer Palace, an imperial garden, the Great Wall at Badaling, Mutianyu and Simatai, Prince Gong’s Residence which is the largest quadrangle in the world, etc. The metropolis contains 7,309 historical sites, of which 42 are under state protection, and 222 under city protection.

Attractions

Bei Hai Park
Centrally located to the east of the Forbidden City, Beihai Park is a great place to visit during the day or evening. Local gather to sing, dance or practice Tai Chi…

Beijing Zoo
If your China journey will not take you to the West of China to view the Giant Panda in its natural habitat, then Beijing Zoo might you offer you the next best option…

Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple)
The Lama Temple is one of the largest and most relevant Tibetan monasteries in China. It is credited as being the largest Tibetan temple outside of Tibet itself…

Olympic Stadium ‘Birds Nest’
It all began on 08.08.08 at precisely 08:08pm and was regarded as the greatest Olympics in modern history. Now, there is the opportunity to enjoy a visit to some of…

Tanzhe Temple
Located 40 kilometres west of the Forbidden City is Tanzhe temple, one of the largest temples in Beijing. Sat amongst the hills, the temple is stunning and dates…

The Forbidden City
The magnificent Forbidden City, now often known as the Palace Museum, is the largest and arguably one of the best-preserved Imperial Palace complexes in the world…

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’ and in 1988 was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Directory. The only man-made structure visible from space…

The Hutongs
The Hutongs are narrow lanes among courtyard houses. The history of the Hutongs can be traced back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368). After the establishment of the Yuan…

The Ming Tombs
Located some 50 kilometres Northwest from Beijing City lies the Ming Tombs, a general name given to the mausoleums of 13 Emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644)…

The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is located 15 kilometres from central Beijing, is the archetypal Chinese garden, and is ranked amongst the most noted and classical gardens…

The Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty and has an area of about 2,700,000 square metres. The Temple was built to offer sacrifice to Heaven. ..

Zhongshan Park
Found South East of the Forbidden City is Zhongshan Park. Built in 1421, the park has wonderful park like surroundings and is a great place to relax in central Beijing…

Cruises

Xingang Port
Beijing Cruise Port (Xingang). China features in more and more cruise itineraries, and if Beijing is a port of call either before or after your ocean voyage, it is most likely that…

Dining

Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant
Add: 3F, the second­phase project of Chong­wenmen New World Plaza, Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-­67120505

Donglaishun Restaurant
Add: 5/F Beijing APM Plaza, Wangfujing St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-65280932

Fangshan Restaurant
Add: In the East Gate of Beihai Park, Jingshan W. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086­-10-­64042573

Fengzeyuan Restaurant
Add: 83 Zhushikou W. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10-­63186688

Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant
Add: 2 Qianmen E. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-67020867

Jing Fun Café
Add: No. 1 Ground Floor Store, Bishuiyun Build­ing, Wanliu Mid Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10­-82565205

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Add: 32 Qianmen St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-65112418

Yongfulou Restaurant
Add: 6 Wengxing Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-68333397

Hotels

Beijing Capital Xindadu Hotel
★★★★
Add: 21 Chegongzhuang St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10-­68319988

Beijing Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 33 E. Chang’an Ave., Beijing
Tel: 0086­-10-­65137766

Beijing Landmark Towers
★★★★
Add: 8 Dongsanhuan N. Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10-­65906688

China World Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 1 Jianguomenwai St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10-­65052266

Grand Hotel Beijing
★★★★★
Add: 35 E. Chang’an St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10­-65137788

Hilton Hotel
★★★★★
Add: Dongfang Rd., Dongsanhuan N. Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-­10­-58655000

Huangshan International Hotel
★★★★
Add: 31 Huashan Rd., Tunxi District, Huangshan
Tel: 0086-559-2565678

Jianguo Hotel
★★★★
Add: 5 Jianguomenwai St., Beijing
Tel: 0086­10­65002233

Poly Plaza Hotel
★★★★
Add: 14 Dongzhimen S. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086­-10-­65123388

Museums

Art Gallery of China
The gallery is a state museum of modern fine arts. One of the ten structures erected in Beijing in the late 1950’s. The gallery building is of the Chinese…

Capital Museum
The plan for the Capital Museum, located in the Confucius Temple, was prepared in 1953. The museum formally opened in 1981. As a major cultural construction project of…

Museum of the Western Han Tomb, Dabaotai, Beijing
The museum is constructed on the site of a unique imperial tomb of 2000 years’ standing, the underground palace of Liu Jian, the Western Han (206 B.C.-A.D.24) Prince…

Zhoukoudian Museum on the Site of Peking Man’s Cave Dwelling
Erected on the site of the cave dwelling of Peking Man (sinanthropus pekinensis) habitation in Zhoukoudian on the southwestern suburb of…

Shopping

Liulichang Culture Street
Situated in Hepingmenwai, Xuanwu District, Liulichang Culture Street used to be the place where kilns for producing glazed tiles were situated in the Yuan and…

New Silk Market
Although names the Silk Market, it is possible to buy just about anything at this multi level bargain Hunters paradise. Located only a few minutes by Taxi from the Forbidden City…

Panjiayuan Market
If your time in Beijing covers the weekend, why not head to Panjiayuan Antiques Market. With in excess of 3000 stalls, you can collect every type of holiday souvenir…

Wangfujing Snack Street
By day a thriving street filled with everything from local crafts and souvenirs to up market luxury international brands – a shopper’s paradise. By night, a market…

Xidan Shopping Street
Xidan has several large shopping centres, such as Chung-yo Department, Xidan Market, Xidan Shopping Centre, and Xidan SciTech. Each of them is a multi-function shopping…

Travel Agencies

China Comfort Travel Service Co., Ltd
Add: 13 Nongzhanguan S. Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-65877676

China CYTS Tours Holding Co., Ltd
Add: 5 Dongzhimen S. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-58158888

China International Travel Service Head Office
Add: CITS Building, 1 Dongdan N. St., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-85228888

China Travel Service Head Office
Add: 2 Beisanhuan E. Rd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-64622288