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Budget Travel Guide to Beijing

Budget Travel Guide to Beijing

The Chinese capital is a top tourist destination, but while the rest of the country offers low prices for travellers if anywhere is going to break the bank it’s going to be Beijing. How expensive is China to travel to? In general, the answer to this is no, but the big cities, and especially Beijing have in recent years seen price hikes as the standard of living increased rapidly and the value of the Chinese Yuan goes up and up. It's still not expensive by western standards, but with increasing costs for hotels, food and entrance tickets, it all adds up. That's why we put together our budget Beijing travel guide, so you can save money and still make the most of your trip to the city! Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per…
Luxury Travel Guide to Beijing

Luxury Travel Guide to Beijing

Beijing is a vibrant city of contrast, between old and new. With a wealth of history dating back of 3,000 years and countless historical monuments, the Chinese capital has grown into a economical powerhouse with skyscrapers and impressive cityscapes whilst maintaining its distinctive culture and traditions. The essence of China can still be uncovered in the hidden corners of Beijing, in Hutongs, public alleyways with a view into what life was like in China’s past, a living museum. Culture and tradition can be seen in the parks where you can observe groups of elders practicing Tai Chi, playing Chinese instruments or whiling away the day playing Chinese checkers. The rich and diverse flavours of China can be found in its markets, a window into the culture and traditions of its people. With a booming economy, Beijing has grown to cater for luxury tourism and business travellers, which make up part…
Where to stay Beijing China - Quick and Easy Guide. The sheer size of Beijing means that there is a wide variety of things to do, places to see and places to stay. Beijing is rich in culture and history and several popular areas of the city reflect this, such as Qianmen and Wangfujing.

Where to stay in Beijing China

Beijing is one of the most populated cities in the entire world with a population of over 21.5 million people. As such, the tourism industry in China’s capital city is booming! The sheer size of Beijing means that there is a wide variety of things to do, places to see and places to stay. Beijing is rich in culture and history and several popular areas of the city reflect this, such as Qianmen and Wangfujing. Other areas like Nanluoguxiang and Xi’dan are better known for their extravagant shopping malls, as shopping is quite a major activity in China. Tourists with any and all interests will find an area of China that caters to their specific interests- it’s all about finding which one suits you best. We will cover off all types of Beijing accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Beijing hotels as well as how to decide where to stay…
The Best Day Trips from Beijing

The Best Day Trips from Beijing

With its unstructured traffic and crowded streets filled with everything from strange vehicles to food vendors, the Chinese capital might seem overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to experience a cultural shock when arriving in Beijing. This metropolis is also full of significant cultural and historical sites, beautiful parks and stunning examples of traditional and contemporary architecture though! Read our guide to learn more about what sites not to miss - in and out of Beijing with our guide to the best day trips from Beijing! Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from…
Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit - Mutianyu Or Badaling..?

Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit – Mutianyu Or Badaling..?

“He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man” I’d imagine that the Great Wall of China is on everyone’s bucket list and if it isnt on yours, then damn well put it on! This wonder of the world was built between 220–206 BCE.. Take yourself back to the Ming Dynasty and imagine what it would be like to scale the terrain with massive rocks, all to build this wall of defense from invaders, the only way to get a sense of truly appreciation of the bloody hard work it took to build this “wall” is by visiting it. So the decision is made, you are travelling to China and you’re visiting the Great Wall, now comes the tricky part, picking which part of the wall to visit….. There are hundreds of day trips and tours you could organize, I originally went with Viator, which offered fairly good price.…
15 Usual Things to do in Beijing

15 Usual Things to do in Beijing

Beijing is China’s capital city, and after Shanghai, is the second most populated city in the world with over 21 million residents. Beijing is known for its ancient history as well as modern architecture. In exciting news for most English-speaking countries (Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and more) Beijing now offers a 144-hour visa-free transit policy, which means you can visit for up to six days without the hassle of obtaining a Chinese visa, and this can be obtained upon arrival. Beijing is already one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with over 100 million Chinese tourists and 4 million international tourists visiting annually. Plan your trip to China Need data for your trip to China? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want…
Where to get the best Peking Duck in Beijing at the Shang Palace Shangri-La

Where to get the best Peking Duck in Beijing

While staying at the Shangri-La Beijing, we were lucky enough to enjoy a banquet put on at the award winning Shang Palace which has recently launched a new a la Carte menu representing "a move away from complexity and into simplicity" and what’s more, their new roast Peking duck is also available! Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to China Travel Guide to view current posts Read more about China: Which is best part of the Great Wall of China to visit – Mutianyu Or Badaling..? The Cost of Travel in China Business Class review of Singapore Airlines Adelaide to Beijing via Singapore The Luxurious Shangri-La Beijing – Hotel Review Where to stay Beijing China – Quick and Easy Guide 15 Usual Things to do in Beijing The Luxurious Shangri-La Xian– Hotel Review Where to Stay in Xian Business Class review of Singapore Airlines – Guangzhou to…
luxury Valley Wing Premier Room at the Shangri-La Beijing

The Luxurious Shangri-La Beijing – Hotel Review

Get the best deals for the Shangri-La Beijing here Arrival – Our arrival to the Shangri-La Beijing hotel actually started at the airport where were collected at the gate by a lady in blue who took us through customs and bag collection and dropped us off at the hotel car, it was a wonderful service because otherwise we would have more than likely been lost in Beijing airport for days (it's huge!). Once we arrived at the hotel we were taken up to the club room where we were seated and provided with cold towels and a jasmine tea. We met the lovely Catherine who was the communications manager and were checked in by the club lounge team and shown to our room. Room –  We were located in the Valley Wing which feels much more private and exclusive than the Garden wing. The luxury Valley Wing Premier Room, is…