Beijing - běi jīng, is the capital of China. It is an ancient city with more than 3000 years of history. Once the ancient capital of 6 dynasties and now a modern metropolis with a large population. Lingering in the Hutong lanes and walking on the Great Wall will call you back to the old times. - He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Beijing Tours
The number of days needed for a Beijing tour depends on your interests and the things you want to see and do while you are there. Beijing is a city with a rich history and culture, and there are many attractions to explore.
To get a good overview of the city, it is recommended to spend at least 3-4 days in Beijing. This will give you enough time to visit the iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, as well as explore the modern city center and experience the local food and culture.
If you have more time, you can extend your trip to 5-7 days and add some additional attractions to your itinerary, such as the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and the Beijing Zoo. You can also take a day trip to the nearby city of Tianjin or explore the vibrant nightlife scene in Beijing.
Ultimately, the duration of your Beijing tour depends on your preferences and schedule, but plan for at least 3-4 days to make the most of your visit.
Crowded & popular Badaling, scenic Mutianyu, hike along Simatai or wild HuanghuaCheng or Jiankou. You can choose the section based on your interests. Usually we recommend Mutianyu Great Wall as it remains more original with less travelers. Camping on Great Wall, Cycling & Great Wall hiking
The best time to visit Beijing is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) seasons when the weather is mild and comfortable. During these months, the temperature is generally between 10°C to 25°C, with fewer rainy days and clear blue skies. The springtime is especially lovely as the city is filled with blooming flowers and trees.
Beijing has a rich culinary heritage, and its cuisine is characterized by bold flavors, hearty ingredients, and a diverse range of dishes.
Peking Roast Duck - This iconic dish is one of the most famous foods in Beijing. The duck is roasted to perfection, and the skin is crispy while the meat is tender and juicy. It is usually served with thin pancakes, scallions, and sweet bean sauce.
Jiaozi - Jiaozi, or Chinese dumplings, are a staple food in Beijing. They are usually filled with minced pork and vegetables and are boiled or fried. They are often served with soy sauce or vinegar for dipping.
Zhajiangmian - Zhajiangmian is a popular noodle dish in Beijing. It consists of thick wheat noodles topped with a savory sauce made from fermented soybeans, ground pork, and vegetables.
Beijing Noodles - Beijing Noodles are a specialty of the city and are made from wheat flour. They are usually served in a savory broth with vegetables and meat.
Yes, there are Kungfu show, acrobatic show and Peking opera are available at night. Your personal guide will be happy to assist you with the show watching.
Wangfujing Shopping Street, Qianmen Dazhalan, Guijie Street, Panjiayuan Antique Market, Xiushui Street and Hongqiao Market etc.
There are ，24-Hour visa-free policy, 72-Hour visa-free policy and 144-Hour visa-free policy in Beijing. By matching some conditions, you could travel in Beijing without applying a China visa in advance.
Take the 24-Hour visa-free policy for example: Visas are not required if you transit through Beijing for a stay of less than 24 hours before heading to a third country or region.
If you want to benefit from the visa free policy, several conditions should be met:
- 1. You must be in transit to a third country or region, meaning you cannot depart for the country you just came from. For example: USA – Shanghai – Hong Kong – USA. It is ineligible if your journey is New York – Beijing – San Francisco because New York and San Francisco both belong to the US.
- 2. Your transit time is no more than 24 hours. The 24-hour period is measured from your scheduled arrival into China until your scheduled departure from China.
- 3. You must hold onward tickets to a third country or region (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are treated as separate regions in this case).
You need to provide the documents listed below to apply for 24-hour visa-free transit:
- 1. Valid passport
- 2. Onward ticket to a third country (region) with a confirmed date and seat
- 3. Visa for a third country/region (if needed)
- 4. Arrival and departure cards (completely filled in)
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