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Introducing Beijing


Few cities in the world show the growth, dynamism and organization which Beijing makes seem so easy, and you'll see all of that as soon as you step onto the city's streets and squares. The ramparts of the old city, palaces, official buildings, shopping malls and old mansions all create a synergy between the old and new which is truly impressive. There's a whole host of things to do in Beijing, and the world-famous Forbidden City is the perfect place to start. Here you'll see impressive imperial architecture and be able to explore ancient palaces. Be sure to make time to see Beijing's incredible temples too, which include the Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Temple and Temple of Confucius. Once you’ve enjoyed a day's sightseeing, head over to Tiananmen Square and grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants surrounding it.

Beijing is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Skiing Urban

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Tianjin (138 km)
Dalian (840 km)
Taishan (486 km)
CURRENCY
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

COUNTRY CODE
+86

ELECTRIC POWER
I, A, G

TIME ZONE
GMT +8

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€3.72

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€19.64

Beijing airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is 30 km from the city center, and you can use train and bus services to get between the two. You can purchase a train ticket for about 4 euros, travel to the metro stop, then transfer depending on your destination. There are also several bus services which run around the clock.

Average time from airport: 100 minutes

Distance from airport: 30 km

TAXI:

A taxi journey between Beijing Capital International Airport and the city center will cost anywhere between 15 and 30 euros, and will last about 40 minutes.

Average taxi price: 15-30 euros

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

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