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Beijing Travel Guide

Beijing Overview

Beijing is so much more than just China’s capital. Combining a unique blend of world class historical attractions, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, with modern living and a vibrant culture, it truly has something for everyone and deserves its place as one of the 21st Century’s great cities. Whether your looking for an insight into China’s imperial past or a taste of it’s amazing range of cuisine, Beijing will keep you coming back for more.

Best Months to Visit Beijing

when to go Beijing

Best Reason to Visit Beijing

With so many highlights of China in and around Beijing it is well worth making sure you have at least 2 or 3 deals here either before or after your Trans-Siberian adventure.

Top Sights in Beijing

 The vast palace complex of the Forbidden City.

 The Great Wall running through the mountains to the North and West of the City

 The Summer Palace lake and pavilions.

 The Temple of Heaven, arguably one of China’s most beautiful buildings.

 Little changed daily life in Beijing’s many winding Hutongs which still hold much of the city’s charm.

 Cutting edge modern architecture from the CCTV Tower to the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium.

Weather Averages for Beijing

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Top Beijing Travel Tip from TSTC

You are likely to visit Beijing at the start or finish of a Trans-Mongolian railway trip. The city is vast and sprawling so a good downtown hotel is essential to make the most of your time here.

TSTC's Hand Picked Hotels in Beijing

Beijing is a vast city so a good hotel location is essential to get the best of your experience here. Our hotel of choice is the Jade Garden Hotel located a stones throw from the east gate of the Forbidden City. A peg higher is the Kapok Hotel almost next door and a good Boutique style option. At the top of the range is the Hilton Wangfujing. However, Beijing also offers more traditional Chinese style hotels based around courtyard sin the ancient residential Hutongs. Of these our top choice is the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel.

Other Destinations in China

Click the boxes below to explore other destinations in China that can be visited before or after your Trans-Siberian tour.

By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.

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