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 [...]
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Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed railway(HRS), the world’s fastest railway, is coming! Today is the first day of the one-month trial run. Construction began on April 18, 2008, and a ceremony to mark the completion of track lying was held on November 15, 2010. The line is scheduled to be put into commercial service on June 20, 2011. [...]
Air China announced the impending launch of its new route between Beijing and Milan on June 15. The route will be serviced by a wide-body Airbus A330.
Beijing is a throbbing nerve center of ring roads, highways and subways connecting local spots, railways stations and airports.
Would arrive in Beijing Capital Airport, and not know how to get to the downtown?
Would board the cruise ship in Xinggang Pier?
Check the detailed information about how to transfer.
Back to Aug 21, 2010, I posted that Beijing had scored the world’s highest rating, with traffic five times worse than Los Angeles.
Now comes this news, reported yesterday in the People’s Daily: “Average driving speeds in the Chinese capital will likely drop below 15 km per hour in five years if the number of vehicles continues increasing while no further measures are taken.”
Getting around in a city of 20 million people can be daunting, if not seemingly impossible. It can be even harder if you don’t have a car and you’re a foreigner, such as myself.
Beijing offers some of the most famous historical sites – The Great Wall, The Ming Tombs, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace and Tian Anmen Square – of which we have been to see all.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to avoid traffic, go green and take the subway. You might be a little daunted but don’t be, take your time and follow these easy directions and hopefully you’ll get wherever you need to go with ease and aplomb.
Beijing is serviced by a huge fleet of taxis with three basic price ranges: 1.20 RMB, 1.60 RMB and 2.00 RMB. Each price range of Beijing taxi uses a particular type of car. Identify the type of Beijing taxi and know the price. Small red Xiali’s are 1.20RMB; Citroen and Volkswagen are 1.60RMB; larger black sedans are 2.00RMB. Price is posted in the rear window also.