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Beijing Tour Planning and Travel Tips

Whatever your reason for traveling to Beijing, here you will find tips on how to plan your itinerary and get the most out of your visit. Enjoy Beijing!

How to Plan a Beijing Tour

How to plan a Beijing Tour: Best travel time, Visa, top places to see, best dining places, shopping, and recommended itineraries.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Reasons to Visit Beijing

Beijing, China's capital city, is a vibrant mix of history and modernity. Having served as the capital of the country for more than 800 years, it is home to some of the finest remnants of China's imperial past.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
How to Plan a Family Tour of Beijing

How to Plan A Family Tour of Beijing gives suggestions about planning a family tour in Beijing, including recommended attractions, tours, and tips.

Visit the Great Wall with Kids — Fun and Educational

Tips on visiting the Great Wall with children.

Beijing's Best Family Hotels

Here are five of the best family-friendly hotels in Beijing for luxury, value, and economy. Finally, something the whole family can agree on.

Top Ten Scams in Beijing

List of the Top Ten Scams in Beijing, including foreign menu, black taxi, discount tours, the tea house scam, the overpriced hotel and more.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The 5 Best Free Apps for Tourists in Beijing

A rundown of five of the best apps for tourists in Beijing, with useful info on attractions, maps, nightlife, the subway, and walks.

13 Things Not to Do in Beijing

Beijing has plenty of things that will put a damper on your trip. Read this to make the most of your time in Beijing.

A One-Day Tour of Central Beijing

If you've only got one day in Beijing (and you haven't seen the top sights before), this is the tour for you. Ideal for visa-free Beijing transit.

Annie Wu
Travel Tips for Student Travelers to Beijing

Are you a student or young traveler looking to get the most out of a trip to Beijing? If yes, then click to read on...

Cindy Tang
Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Beijing

Senior travelers, here are tips and suggestions for planning a Beijing tour to suit you. We have many years of experience serving senior clients.

Cindy Tang
Beijing Hutong Half-Day Walking Tour

This walk is a journey back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), when the earliest settlements were built in this area.

Annie Wu
Enjoying Beijing on a Tight Budget

Beijing on a Tight Budget is our guide to how to travel Beijing cheaply, with tips and ideas for how to spend less in Beijing, and still enjoy your time there.

Ruru Zhou
Beijing Hutong Walking Day Tour

Walking will let you experience the hutong atmosphere like no other form of transport! See eight historic attractions and local life.

Annie Wu
Beijing on a Big Budget

If you're traveling Beijing on a Big Budget these are the places to go for gourmet, luxury, and class.

My Travels around Beijing - Tips and Sugguestions

Based on the author’s personal experiences and several classic travel tips, here are some guidelines to help you have a good time in Beijing.

Cindy Tang
Beijing's Best Business Hotels

Business people, you're spoiled for choice in Beijing! We've recommended the best hotels for you in the CBD, Financial Street, and Diplomatic District.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Explore Da Zha Lan Commercial Street

Da Zha Lan Ancient Shopping Street has hutong architecture, souvenir purchasing, and local cuisine, all in the midst of Beijing's top sights.

Annie Wu
The Top 5 Things You Can Only Do in Beijing

No matter what corner of the globe one searches these exclusive Beijing sites and locales are ONLY in the Chinese capital.

Beijing for Active Travelers

Looking to stay active on your trip to Beijing? We recommend biking, hiking, tai chi, and hotel fitness facilities.

Cindy Tang
Travel Tips for Physically Challenged Travelers to Beijing

These tips and insights will help you navigate and get the best out of a trip to Beijing if you have mobility issues.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Enjoying Beijing on a Business Trip

Passing through Beijing on a business trip? Prior commitments do not mean that you can't enjoy yourself, too. Check out our suggestions.

Beijing 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit: Requirements and Procedures

How to apply for Beijing 72-hour visa-free transit? Here are the detailed requirements, procedures, tips and suggested itineraries.

Cindy Tang
How to See Beijing's Top Attractions by Subway

These four itineraries for touring Beijing by subway take in the top attractions in an efficient and cost effective way.

Annie Wu
What to Do on a Poor Air Quality Day in Beijing

Fortunately, even when the air pollution is bad in Beijing, there's plenty to see and do.