Take a life trip to Beijing and get to know its authentic character
A trip to the capital of the People's Republic of China is like a dream for many people. A dream with enormous historical, cultural and artistic richness, accompanied by the cinematic images of Beijing nature create the ideal destination for travelers from all over the world.
Wander the picturesque alleys of the city and be enchanted by the way the tradition coexists perfectly with the modern elements of today. Start your exploration from Tiananmen, one of the largest squares in the world and meet one by one the sights of the city that want to tell you their own story.
Walk the cosmopolitan pedestrian street Qianmen Pedestrian Street and head to the commercial heart of Beijing, Nan Luo Gu Xiang, browse the small and large shops and meet all kinds of products for all tastes.
Once you have finished your shopping, climb the Jingshan Park and admire the panoramic view of the city.
Let the history of the place fascinate you and watch the events unfold in front of you through the National Museum, the monument of the Heroic People, the obelisk with the relief representations and the impressive Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.
You will love the Forbidden City, but don’t forget to visit the famous Summer Palace, the place of absolute peace and quiet. Complete this relaxing walk around Lake Kunming and head to the famous Great Wall. Walk this emblematic symbol of Beijing, indulge in the hands of local tradition and history and enjoy a unique journey into the center of Chinese history that will be etched in your memory and heart.
Food and local cuisine
Of course your trip to Beijing will not disappoint you if you are a fan of good food as Chinese cuisine is full of surprises. Try the world famous Peking duck, a dish that you will find almost everywhere and choose the traditional version. Of course, you should try a sweet and sour soup, a plate of noodles, wonton or a plate of popular dumplings. Explore the rich tea varieties of the city and complete your meal in the best way.
The best season to visit Beijing
Beijing is a destination that you can visit all months of the year. In summer, of course, the temperatures are higher and the crowds are bigger.
How to use transportation in Beijing
Transfer from/to Beijing
In Beijing you can travel by air from Athens or Thessaloniki with intermediate stops as it has its own airport which is 32 km from the city center. To get to the center you can use the suburban Airport Express as it passes every 15 minutes, the journey takes 16 minutes and the ticket costs 3 euros. Another option but a little more expensive is to use a taxi.
Beijing has a well-organized network of transportation that covers all the possible destinations you will want to visit. Buses with very regular services, organized metro and economical taxis are the most convenient and popular transportation options in the city.