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Beijing offers much for visitors to do. It is the gateway to the Great Wall, which is 1 - 2 hours drive from the city depending on which part you visit. Within the city, the major sights include The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong tours and cycle rickshaw rides.

Aside from the sights Beijing is a fabulous place to dine. Arguably, it has some of the best Chinese food in the world with lots of regional variations. Western food in Beijing is also excellent due to the abundance of foreigners and embassies.

Beijing also boasts some fantastic parks, with boating, amusements for children, Chinese martial arts and good people watching in a quiet green atmosphere.

The pollution in Beijing comes and goes, blown away by a good wind. Sometimes it builds into a haze, but visitors planning a short trip should not put off. It's just another aspect to life in a city of over ten million.

Hotels in Beijing vary greatly, with the huge buildup and many renovations that occurred in conjunction with the 2008 Olympic Games. There are some palatial five star hotels, plenty of great four star hotels and budget hotel abound. Finding the good ones can take some effort but we personally check the ones we use and recommend only the best.
When to visit
Beijing has a climate similar to Washington DC. It is cold in the winter with occasional snow. April, May and June are pleasant and there are flowering trees which can be especially picturesque in May. July and August, while still good can be hot. September and October are again pleasant, green and a popular time to visit. November is still nice with a fall feel in the air. December through March are winter months, a good time to go up to Harbin for the Ice Festival or go skating in Beijing's city parks.
Nightlife
For unique entertainment we recommend the Chaoyang Acrobat Show or The Legend of Kung Fu. We can add these in as part of your itinerary. An evening walk around Houhai Lake or Nanluoguxiang is a great way to enjoy the old part of the city.

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1 day CNY 650
If you have never been to Beijing before, the day you take this tour may seem like one of the busiest, yet most fulfilling of your life! Not only will you venture to the Great Wall of China and take in the fabulous mountainside views, but you will also visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, both places of tremendous cultural importance to people from all over China. Each element of the...

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1 day CNY 470
If you want to visit all of capital’s must-see attractions but don’t know where to start, don’t worry - we have you covered. We will whisk you off to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Not only will you have a private chauffeur, but you will also have your very own guide (fluent in English and an expert on local culture and history.) If...

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1 day CNY 380
While this tour is aimed at those who are traveling on a relatively tight budget, it could also work as a taster of what we here at the China Guide have to offer. The day’s travel involves a trip to Beijing’s must-see sights. Our world-class guides will give you an insight into the city’s deep history, and teach you anything you want to know about Chinese culture. Although it is...

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3 days
143 Beijing 3 Day Tour + Hotel If you want to explore the Chinese capital but are on a very tight schedule, we know exactly where you need to go! First, we’ll take you to the must-see sights close to the city center: the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park and the grey hutong alleyways that spring to mind every time you hear the word ‘Beijing!’ There will be more to your hutong...

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2 days CNY 1,000
Finding your way around a new city in China is hard; it’s as simple as that. That’s why we are here to give you an intro to Beijing, featuring everything from the Forbidden City to The Great Wall. Sure, two days is a little on the short side if you want to really get to know the city, but we will try our best to give you a full overview of the history and culture of the area. And if you...

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1 day
When most people hear the words ‘Beijing art scene’, they imagine ancient architecture, Chinese calligraphy and ink paintings; but there is so much more going on than that. On the outskirts of Beijing lies Songzhuang, a traditional Chinese village that has been taken over by a community of artists and is now home to creative types from all over China and the rest of the world. We...

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1 day
This tour is perfect for those who enjoy a full-on hike followed by an afternoon of relaxation. Jinshanling offers the best views of the Great Wall. Some portions are restored, but others grow wild, so climbing there is not for the faint-hearted! There is nothing better than a morning hike, followed by a few hours soaking in a mineral-rich pool.

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2 days
Pamper yourself with this Great Wall and hot spring tour. Not far from Beijing, Mutianyu is one of the most easily accessible sections of the Wall that is not overrun with tourists. Spend a morning marveling at the vistas of the Wall followed by an authentic Chinese meal, complete with the local specialty – freshly caught fish. The elegant Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resort offers an all-out...

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2 days
If you need to escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing for a little while, this hiking and hot spring trip is just what the doctor ordered. Spend the day hiking at Jinshanling Great Wall, followed by a relaxing evening at the 5-star Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resort. Stay up late making the most of the seemingly endless hot spring pools before returning to the city the next morning.

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2 days
Considered one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World,’ the Great Wall of China attracts over 10 million people every year. However, very few have the opportunity to stay there over night. You will have the chance to sleep outside under millions of stars, and cast your mind back a few hundred years, to Ming dynasty China. But there is much more to this tour than an outdoor slumber party!...

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