Hotels in Beijing, China
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- Houhai Park
- Wangfujing Street
- Forbidden City
- Beijing Yansha Outlets
- Peking University
- Tsinghua University
- Beijing China Central Place
- China Central Television Tower
- Ritan Park
- China National Convention Center
- Beijing International Convention Center
- New China International Exhibition Center
- Beijing Zoo
- CCTV Headquarters
- 798 Space
- China World Trade Center
- Capital Indoor Stadium
- Prince Gong Mansion
- Temple of Heaven
- Workers Stadium
Best hotels in Beijing
Beijing, or sometimes Peking, is the capital city of China as well as one of the largest cities in the world by population, and the second largest in China by population. Not only is it the political capital of the country, but is also its cultural center, too. With thousands of years of history behind it, Beijing has been hurtling into modernization over recent decades and is now one of the world's great cities. Throughout the city and surrounding area you can find temples, palaces, and museums which keep the past alive, yet Beijing is a modern city with plenty to offer everyone. Finding your ideal hotel in Beijing can be difficult, especially when there are thousands of hotels to choose from. Hotels.com makes booking the perfect hotel for your expectations easy, and with access to user submitted reviews, hotel photo galleries, and Google maps location services, you can enjoy some peace of mind.
What's Beijing Like?
Beneath the historic and cultural face of Beijing is a metropolitan city bustling with modern attractions, including shopping streets, all night bars, and theaters. Visitors to the city will no doubt enjoy the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which was built in the Middle Ages to defend the north part of the city and Imperial tombs. If shopping sounds more to your liking, shopping streets such as Panjiayuan Antique Market, Wangfujing Street, and Nanluoguxiang offers a selection of local cuisine as well as more specialty items. History and culture buffs will have plenty of museums and landmarks to choose from, such as the 17th century Lama Temple, the National Museum Of China which its many artifacts and exhibits, and the The Palace Museum with over 9000 rooms packed with Imperial treasures.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Beijing
Beijing is a melting pot of cultures, however try not to expect many of the locals to speak English. Ideally you should carry a Mandarin pocket reference book with you, or at least memorize a few important phrases such as "nǐ huì shuō yīngwén ma?" (Do you speak English?). The Summer season lasts from early June to mid September, and temperatures reach 30°C on average, although they have been known to rise as high as 40°C. For all the latest news regarding interesting goings on around the city, you can find the tourist information center on Meishuguan Back Street. If you fancy visiting some of the surrounding towns and cities, the Beijing Railway Station is in the Dongcheng region of the city on 1 Beijing Station W St.
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