Things to Do on a Layover in Beijing
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
Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway: the Fastest and the Oldest
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.
AirChina to lanuch Direct Flight between Beijing and Milan
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.
How to getting around Beijing on your own?
Beijing is a throbbing nerve center of ring roads, highways and subways connecting local spots, railways stations and airports.
Beijing Capital Airport and Tianjin Xingang Port Transfer Service
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.
Beijing’s Traffic Madness Set to Worsen
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.”
Head Underground if You Want to See the Real Beijing
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 Traffic Impression in the Rush Hours
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.
How to take the Subway in Beijing and China
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.
How to get a taxi in Beijing?
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.
The narrowest lane of the world: Qianshi Hutong Beijing
People say that the real culture of Beijing is ‘the culture of hutong’ and ‘the culture of courtyard’. How true that is! Qianshi Hutong is the narrowest hutong preserved in Beijing, with the narrowest point at 40 centimeters (16 inches), so when two people meet, they must turn sideways to pass each other.
London to Beijing by high-speed train
These trains between London and Beijing would be able to travel at over 200mph, meaning travellers could jump aboard in London and alight 5,070 miles and two days later in Beijing.