Beijing, seems to be a modern metropolis while revealing the not-to-go simplicity and nostalgia inside. Walking quietly in the gradually less Hutong and entering the steaming hot pot restaurant, that means going into Beijing.
1. Highlights of Beijing Holiday
Beijing has many Logos as follows. Going through all what you've heard and what you've known, that's our Beijing Holiday!
Visit the ancient Emperors' life in the National Palace Museum!
Little-known royal story extruded out of the thick palace wall. In this living place of the ancient Emperor, stories hiding in the ever brilliant palace are waiting for your discovering.
Get onto the Great Wall and To be a Great Man!
Chairman Mao had once said, people who did not get onto the Great Wall was never great man. And from then on, Badaling Great Wall became hot! And beside this world-famous part of the human miracle, you can also have another wild view visiting Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and other part of the Great Wall.
Visit Hutongs and experience traditional old Beijing!
Shuttling in the crisscross Hutongs like Guozijian, Wudaoying, Nanluoguxiang while enjoying the ancient tastes and the private kitchen food, it's the real Beijing feels!
Enjoy the exhibition in 798 Art Zone!
798 Art Zone is the earliest forming art zone in China. Here, you can enjoy different types of painting exhibition, photography exhibition, performance art and also come across some of the famous artists.
Eat a big Roast Duck!
This famous and popular gourmet is surely an essential aim of coming to Beijing. QuanJuDe, PianYiFang, DaDong Roast Duck are all old famous shops with the most authentic Beijing Roast Duck.
Go shopping and entertain in SanLiTun!
A fascinating place to go shopping and entertain where you can also see lots of beauties and stars!
2. Traveling of Beijing Holiday
Traveling in Beijing is a rich, interesting and meaningful thing in your Beijing Holiday.
If this is the first time you come here, you can choose to go to the world famous sites like National Palace Museum, Summer Palace, Great Wall ...
If this is not the first time you come here, you can choose the relax way to spend your Beijing holiday. For example, you can go to different kinds of parks to enjoy either the human landscapes or the natural ones. You can go to the suburban areas to visit the famous mountains and rivers and farmlands.
You can also have an art/cultural trip in Beijing art/cultural areas like 798 Art Zones, the national Museum, Art Colleges or Art Museums, famous temples and etc.
There are also lots of themed Beijing tours, like Beijing Fruit-picking tour, Beijing Bird-watching tour, Beijing Festival tour, Beijing Hunting tour, Beijing Religion tour, Beijing Cooking tour, Beijing Skiing tour, Beijing Temple Fair tour and etc.
In all, different types of Beijing themed holidays are going to meet your different needs in Beijing Holiday!
3. Dinning of Beijing Holiday
There are really a lot to eat in your Beijing Holiday, not matter Chinese traditional local cuisine or dishes from all over the world: traditional Beijing flavor including the famous Beijing Roast Duck, Beijing Shuanyangrou Hot Pot, Old Beijing Fried Bean Sauce Noodle and etc, popular snacks including Mung Bean Milk, Wheaten cake boiled in meat broth, Stewed pork liver, Steamed rice cakes with sweet stuffing, Rolling donkey, Sweet ears and etc, local dishes including Hubei cuisine, Shandong cuisine, Guangdong cuisine, Hunan cuisine, Sichuan cuisine and etc, exotic food including different kinds of Western cuisine like French dishes, Spanish dishes, Japanese cuisine, Korean cuisine and etc.
4. Accommodation of Beijing Holiday
As the old but modern capital city of China, Beijing has prepared much accommodation choices for you.
There are famous hotel chains which are free for you to choose, like Home Inn, 7Days Inn, Hanting Inn, Super8, Jinjiang Inn, Green Tree Inn, Tourism Group, Shindom Inn, InterContinental and etc.
Some Beijing featured hotels, like hotels in the Siheyuan courtyard and hotels with the old Beijing-look decorations are hiding in the deep Hutongs.
Some special themed hotels may be located on the very famous featured streets, like hotels for foreigners, hotels for couples, hotels of the ocean theme.
5. Best Season of Beijing Holiday
Beijing is located in the edge of North China Plain with an average annual temperature of 11.8℃. The average temperature of the coldest January is -4.6℃ while the hottest July 26.1℃. Beijing has shorter Spring and Autumn, longer Winter. The average annual precipitation is 644 mm.
Beijing is a city with four distinctive seasons. Summer is hot and Winter is cold. The climate of Spring and Autumn is moderate except the occasionally large sand storm in Spring. And thus, only Autumn with its pleasant climate is the golden season in a year. The best season to travel in Beijing is in May, September and October. May is one of the months with the most literary and arts activities. There are usually the international standards of performances like the Heineken International Jazz Festival every year.
Beijing in Winter has its other charms. Skiing in Beihai, watching snow in Xishan Mountain, enjoying the steaming Shuanyangrou hot pot, those are all funs traveling in Beijing in Winter. Do not forget to bring thick cotton jacket when you choose coming to Beijing in Winter!
Newspaper, radio, televisions of Beijing all have weather forecast columns and commentaries. You can also call line 121, which also provides the weather forecast in Chinese and English on the day and the next.