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Beijing travel aims to help visitors to get acquainted with Beijing. Here are some Beijing travel tips provided for your reference, which help you travel in Beijing more happily and safely.

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - How many sections of the Great Wall around Beijing?

 
There are many sections of the Great Wall and the section closest to Beijing (and thus the most crowded and touristy) is Juyongguan and Badaling. The next further section is Mutianyu. Beyond that (about 2 hours away from Beijing) lies Simatai and Jinshanling. The further sections are more rugged and you get to see more the real Great Wall but their distance tends to discourage folks from visiting them. To visit the Great Wall, you have three main choices: taxi, Public bus or organized tours.

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - Is it better for us to travel independantly or go with an organized tour in China?

 
If you want to be adventurous, you don't need a tour for help, as you know tons of travellers visit indepedently a great number of places in China every year without any knowledge of Chinese. If you have no time for searching for the travel information and don't want to be intrepid for your trip, taking a group tour is a good way!

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - Will we have language barrier in Beijing China?


Many of the large and popular restaurants tend to have an English menu these days so it shouldn't be difficult. As for hotels, they will give you a card with the address of the hotel. NEVER lose this card, and just give it to your taxi driver when you’re done sightseeing, and he'll take you back. The major signboards on the streets are both in Chinese and English.

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - Must see places in beijing?

 
- Forbidden City
- Tiananmen Square
- Great Wall (Badaling, Juyonguan, Mutianyu,Jinshanling, or Simatai)
- Summer Palace
- Hutong tour
- Qianhai/Houhai area
- Temple of Heaven
- Yonghegong Lamasery
- Panjiayuan market (early weekend morning)
- Wangfujing street
- Wangfujing night food market
- Peking duck meal
- Chinese acrobat performance
- Chinese opera performance

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - How to recognize a licensed and legal tour guide?

 
A licensed and legal tour guide should have two things - IC card and formal reception plan from the travel agency for which she or he works.
A formal reception plan is actually a travel plan or tour confirmation between a travel agency and the tourists.

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - How to recognize a legal taxi in Beijing? Any advice on illegal tour bus?

 
1) The taxi plaque number starts with the number "B"
2) The taxi should be equippped with the light on the top and meter measuring.
3) It's better to take a taxi on the road instead of a taxi waiting somewhere. The empty taxi must show a red light in the front window. Watch out! Don't come aboard the black "illegal tour bus": In Beijing, there are also some black illegal tour buses sending tourists to the Great Wall. You will have a terrible trip once you get on it. To promote their illegal tours, these sales people always deliver a small card to passing-by travelers wanting to go to Great Wall tour by standing on the some public places like the street, Tian'anmen Square, or the entrance of Forbidden City. Very often they use their "unbelievable low price" to attract those "blind" tourists. But once you come aboard their buses for the Great Wall, they have to make you pay additional fees again and again. Sometimes even the Great Wall is not real Badaling section!! We remind you not to take their card if you happen to meet them. Actually it's very easy to recognize an illegal tour bus in Beijing. A legal tour bus plaque starts with "B", if not, you possiblely get on a "black tour bus".

 

 

Beijing Travel Tips - Money Exchange in Beijing
How and where to exchange your money when you travel to Beijing China?

 
Unlike many foreign countries, there are no money exchange houses on the streets. Usually you may do money exchange at the banks or ATM machine at the Beijing Capital Airport when you arrive, or at your hotel in Beijing. They make the same deal either you do it at the airport banks or at ATM machine, or at your hotel in Beijing. When you do the money exchange, don't forget to take your passport. Please keep your receipt. It is valid for three months! You can use the receipt to exchange your RMB (Chinese money ) back to your currency when you leave China. When you run out of money, you can also exchange your money at the counter of your hotel in Beijing. Each hotel has the capacity to do the money exchange for you since Bank of China or other banks in China will have their counters at the foreign-related hotels

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