Beijing Travel Guide

Beijing Forbidden City

Beijing, the capital of China, is a renowned ancient capital with about 3000 years history. It is not only the key city of politics, economy and culture, but also the ancient strategic center. Nowadays, Beijing is one of the most popular travel destinations which attracts hundreds of thousands visitors all over the world to come each year. In Beijing, there are two international airports and a number of direct international flights, which make Beijing become a considerable convenient entry city for foreign visitors. During your trip in Beijing, you would visit historical and splendid ancient architectures, get to know extensive and profound Chinese culture and taste exquisite and delicious food.

Geographic Position: in Northern China (115.7°— 117.4°E, 39.4°— 41.6°N)

Climate: monsoon-influenced temperate continental climate (cold and dry in winter, hot and rainy in summer)

Nearby Airports: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) , Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)

Nearby Railway Stations: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing East Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing North Railway Station. 

Learn more about Beijing at Beijing Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Beijing.


Chinese: 北京 Běijīng
Population (urban area): 21.58M (2018)
Area: 6,336 sq miles
Airport: PEK, PKX
Zip code: 100000
Time Zone: GMT+8



Badaling Great Wall


Mutianyu Great Wall


Forbidden City


Summer Palace


Temple of Heaven


Yonghe Palace


Beijing Zoo


Jingshan Park

Top Things to Do in Beijing

The Legend of Kungfu

Here are some top things to do in Beijing for tourists, which may help tourists have a better travel experience in Beijing.

  • Travel to renowned tourist attractions, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and other must-visit attractions we highly recommended above.
  • Try to taste local snacks of Beijing, such as the Beijing Roast Duck, Fried Sauce Noddle, Sugar coated haws on a stick, Mongolian Hot Pot and so on.
  • It is a nice choice for tourists to watcha Beijing Opera performance in theatre or some tea house. Beijing Opera is regarded as the quintessence of Chinese culture. In the past time, the oversea performance of leading opera star Mei Lanfang contributed to eliminate the prejudice against Chinese opera and even Chinese people in the west at that time.
  • If you want to have an in-depth tour and full understanding of the hutong culture, you can not miss the rickshaw ride. Rickshaw is a two-wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by human labor. Visitors can take it when they tour in hutongs and have a chance to enjoy the hutong life.

What to Eat in Beijing

  • Beijing Roast Duck

    Beijing Roast Duck

Roast duck is a famous Beijing dish with a world reputation. It originated in the southern and northern dynasties of China and was an imperial food at that time. Beijing roast duck is made of high-quality meat duck and roasted over charcoal fire with fruit wood. It has a golden look, fat but not greasy meat and tender with a crispy crust. People usually eat duck with other two types food: lotus leaf shaped pancake and hollowed sesame pancakes. People could also add some sweet bean sauce, green onion, cucumber strips and roast duck slice or garlic paste, soy sauce, cucumber strips and roast duck slice on the pancakes, then wrap the pancake and eat it.

Beijing Travel Guide

1) How to Plan Your Beijing Tour? 

A. How many days would you like stay in Beijing?

a. One day tour

If you only have one day in Beijing, it is wise choice for you to travel to pick one or two must-visit attractions in Beijing.

  • the Great Wall
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Forbidden City


2) Visa Policy

In order to make a full implementation of the “One Belt And One Road” and the coordinated development strategy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, and build a more convenient entry and exit environment, the State Council approved the 144-hour visa-free transit policy to allow foreigners from 53 countries to stay in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province no more than 144 hours (six days). Visas are not required for people who come from the 53 countries and hold valid international travel documents and connecting international flight tickets with confirmed dates and seats to a third country (region) within 144 hours

3) Transportation

As the capital of China and a world-renowned tourist destination, Beijing has a very developed and convenient public transportation system. In Beijing, there are many direct international flights to various countries, numerous bus and subway lines to all directions and a great number of cabs with good service in the city area. All of them provide a solid foundation for the development of tourism and bring more convenience travel and good travel experience for tourists around the world.

4) Beijing Weather/ What to wear/ Best Time to visit

Beijing is typical northern temperate monsoon climate, which is cold and dry in winterand hot and rainy in summe According to average temperature in different months, here are some advice about what to wear when people travel in Beijing. We highly recommended that the best time to visit Beijing is April, May, September and October. During these months, the weather is pleasant and the scenery is charming.


Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

5) Where to Stay in Beijing

Fivestar Hotel

Although the accommodation fee of each five-star hotel is higher than others, it has a convenient location and transportation, advanced facilities, great accommodation environment and professional services. So, travelers who choose to live in five-star will definitely have a better and more comfortable travel experience.

  • Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is located in the famous Wangfujing street and tourists can walk to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen square and so on from the hotel. It is not far from China Beijing World Towers and Fuxing Gate (Fuxing Men) business district, which occupies an excellent position in the commercial and cultural center of the city.

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