Beijing

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    Top Descriptions

    Beijing, the heavily populated capital city of and the country’s centre of culture and politics, can be a mixed experience for both travellers and expatriates. If you’re at all into Chinese history and culture, then this city has so much on offer that you could easily spend a busy week here and not get remotely bored. With impressive sites within the city such as the , the and the , and the only a relatively short journey outside of the city, for many Beijing offers an archetypal Chinese experience. Public transportation is good, restaurants are abundant, and much of the city is low-rise with the winding alleyway hutongs affording some good opportunities for photography. However, many people find the hustle and bustle and smog of the capital to be a little overwhelming, and if you visit on a particularly polluted day then many of those famous attractions may well be hidden by a blanket of thick PM2.5. Nevertheless, whether you end up loving or hating the northern capital, there’s so much on offer in Beijing that it’s still worth visiting – if only to make up your own mind.
     
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    Top Tips

    If you’re looking for somewhere to start your exploration of the city, then would be a good focal point. It’s right next to a number of important attractions such as the and Mao’s Mausoleum and is within walking distance of other attractions too.
    For a memorable visit to the , consider hiking there. The is one such accessible and rewarding hike.
    Many people recommend visiting an acrobatics show while in the city, and the is certainly impressive and worth recommending.
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:北京市
      Also known as:Beijing
       
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      Environment type:hill, lake, park, river
      Location type:city, urban
       
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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
      Average daily budget:CNY330

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:7 nights
      High season:September, October
      Low season:November, December

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Mandarin
        Timezone:UTC+08:00
        Country calling code:86

        How can we get there?

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          Geographical feature:Chaobai River, Juma River, Mount Dongling, Yongding River

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:20
          Travel time to attractions:30 minutes
          Travel time to next location:4 hours, 30 minutes
           
          Altitude:143m
          Population:21500000
          Size:16,411 km2

          Local Availability

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            Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
            Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
            Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
            Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
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            Chillies1kgCNY10
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
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            Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
            Cucumber1kgCNY8
            Eggs1 dozenCNY14
            Garlic1kgCNY12
            Ginger1kgCNY11
            Honey1 jarCNY27
            Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
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            Oranges1kgCNY26
            Pasta1kgCNY17
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            Batteries4-packCNY27
            Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
            Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
            Coriander100gCNY23
            Cumin100gCNY21
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            Turmeric100gCNY24
            Stock1 packCNY5.50

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