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Beijing is a spectacular city that caters to the wishes of the most discerning travellers. From historic attractions to nature spaces, amusement parks and modern buildings there are several attractions that can be visited in the city. The main draw for...more

Beijing, China

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Beijing is a spectacular city that caters to the wishes of the most discerning travellers. From historic attractions to nature spaces, amusement parks and modern buildings there are several attractions that can be visited in the city. The main draw for the visitors to Beijing is the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, which is about 1.5 hours from the city. A walk through Hutongs is recommended for those who wish to see the ancient architecture of Beijing.
The city features numerous parks among which the Zhongshan Park, Beihai Park, Chaoyang Park and the Ritan Park are worth visiting. The Summer Palace is a beautiful historic palace in the Haidian District. Beijing also has a number of museums; some of the best museums worth visiting include the National Museum, Capital Museum with historic artefacts, Military Museum and the China Aviation Museum. The city has an amazing art scene; there are numerous contemporary art galleries that can be visited to appreciate the work of renowned artists.
The shopping scene in Beijing is quite interesting. Whether visitors are looking for traditional Chinese markets or high-end shopping malls, Beijing does not disappoint them. The Wangfujing Street is one of the most chic streets; the Silk Market is also an excellent place to shop. The other shopping areas include the Panjiayuan, QianmenDajie Pedestrian Street, Sanlitun Market and Silver Street. The best shopping malls in Beijing include Beijing Capital Times Square, Grand Pacific, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Joy City, etc.

Nearby Airports

The Beijing Capital International Airport is the main airport serving Beijing. It is situated about 26 Km from the city centre. Visitors usually prefer taking taxicabs to reach the city; a one-way trip costs around ¥70-120. The Airport Express train leaves from T3 to T2 and T1 and then to Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen; one way trip costs around ¥25. Visitors should not take this train to transfer between terminals as they will have to pay the full amount of ¥25. There is a free airport shuttle available for transfer between terminals. There is also a public bus line #359 that leaves from the airport to Dongzhimen.

Halal Restaurants

Halal food is easily available in Beijing. There are a number of halal restaurants in Beijing that cater to the needs of the Muslims in the city and also visitors. Some of the best halal restaurants in Beijing include The Mughal's Beijing, 1001 Nights, Dong Lai Shun Restaurant, Mughal’s Restaurant, Wangdelou Muslim Restaurant, Afunti, etc. These restaurants serve authentic Chinese cuisine and also various other international cuisines.

Mosques

Beijing has a number of mosques. There are as many as 80 mosques in Beijing that are functional. The Dongsi Mosque and Niujie Mosque are the two main mosques in Beijing. The Niujie Mosque is the main mosque in Beijing. Other prominent mosques in the city include the Huashi Mosque, Nandouya Mosque, Madian Mosque, Beijing Dongzhimen Mosque, Haidian Mosque, etc.

Things to Do and See in Beijing

  • Tiananmen Square
  • National Stadium
  • Forbidden City/ Palace Museum
  • Zhongshan Park
  • Beihai Park
  • Chaoyang Park
  • Summer palace
  • Beijing Zoo
  • Fragrant Hills
  • Beijing Botanical Garden
  • Olympic Water Park
  • National Museum
  • Capital Museum
  • The Great Wall of China
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