Interested in trying the local food? The Roast Duck and the Imperial Court Food are highly recommended. Nowhere else on earth will you find such a variety of gourmet restaurants offering the very best of Chinese and western dishes.
Our Beijing map page provides tourists with many useful maps, including a map of the layouts of Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo, Beijing city, and the Beijing subway system. These are all high-resolution and you are more than welcome to download for free!
Beijing is China’s No. 1 gateway city and it has China’s biggest airport (the world’s second busiest), Beijing Capital International Airport. There are many flight choices for visitors from all continents. It is likely to be your best choice for entering or leaving China.
Beijing is an international city with a vast range of accommodation suiting every budget from luxury hotels to guesthouses. If you want to experience old Beijing life, you can opt to stay in a traditional hutong courtyard.
Learn more about the 11 Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Beijing.
The relatively new 144-hour visa-free transit policy makes Beijing a more convenient travel destination. Tourists who qualify under the policy can visit Beijing for 6 days without a visa. Learn more by reading the 10 Things You Should Know About Beijing Layovers and How to Spend Your Beijing Layover (Things to Do & Ideas).