For those seeking a holiday further afield, somewhere new, exciting and thoroughly different, perhaps consider the oriental delight of Beijing, the thriving capital of China, renowned as the most populous country in the world. It’s never too late to book your trip and for those in desperate need of a break, Thomson have a good [...]
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Are you going to have a layover in Beijing? How will you make the best use of your time? Stuck in the hotel room to take a long rest, or run into the downtown to see the capital of China? If you have more than 6 hours to spend, why not take a short day [...]
Spring is always a good season for Great Wall hiking, because it’s not too hot and not too cold for hiking and offers more clear days to appriecitate the beautiful view of the wall. While there are many sections near Beijing, such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling, and Simatai, it is difficult for travelers, expecially who [...]
Chinese people are usually easy to deal with. However, sometimes though, cultural differences can give rise to difficulties. Here are some taboos of which foreigners may be unaware. Good manners: 1. To hold a rice bowl politely rather than let it remain on the table as in Western dining etiquette. Your thumb should rest on [...]
These are great books of travel stories written by “Laowai” who had much experience with China and Chinese people.
The Ministry of Railways will implement the real-name system for purchasing tickets for HSR trains starting from June 1, 2011. And from today, you need to use your identity card to buy the tickets of HSR which run after June, 1st. In order to help you get used to the new system as soon as [...]
Air-conditions cannot be with you all the time! How to keep away from the outside heat while travelling in Beijing? Only parasols and fans are not always helpful. Coca-Cola or ice-cream may be useful. BUT you are in Beijing! Why don’t you choose the unique traditional way to comfort yourself in the great summer? Instead [...]
Accessibility is not standardized in the hotel industry and can be easily interpreted in different ways by hotel employees. Rather than look for ‘wheelchair friendly’ hotels in the forums and websites, have your criteria and needs ready and deal with the hotel directly. Often hotel websites will show that they have accessible rooms, but their definitions may differ widely and they may not be designed to meet your needs. At this point, you call directly.
Everybody knows about the amazing sights and sounds one can encounter on a trip to Beijing. But beyond the obvious, many and varied attractions of the capital of China, there are plenty of other reasons why a visit to the city formerly known as Peking should be on top of any travellers agenda.
BeijingHoliday Customers’ Favorite Travel Experiences and Reviews in Beijing.