What to do in Beijing in one day

09:00 – Sofu Hotel

09:30 – Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square

10:30 – Cafe Zarah

11:00 – Beihai Park

12:30 – Little Yunnan Restaurant

14:00 – 798 Art Zone

16:00 – ZhiShi QingNian

17:00 – Nanluoguxiang Neighborhood

18:30 – Black Lakes Area (HouHai)

19:30 – Dinner at 4Corners Restaurant

21:00 – Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show

22:30 – Great Leap Brewing Original

23:59 – Vics Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Beijing

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Beijing

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China and is now a must-see location for people interested in history and art. During your Beijing day trips, you will mix the ancient world with the modern, all in a few minutes of walking. Walk around the Beijing National Stadium, the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Venture on a bike tour around Beijing or visit a street market to indulge in tasty treats. Pay a visit to the Dashanzi Art District to hunt for souvenir and art gallery-hopping. Get lost in a performance of traditional Chinese performing arts or tumbling acrobatics. The capital city, Beijing, has it all

Admire the beauty of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. See the historic Tiananmen Square and organize a trip to the Great Wall of China. In Beijing, visit the Forbidden City and laze around at Beihai Park. Paddle at Houhai and then explore the eclectic towns around the lake

Known for its long Beijing history and rich taste, Peking Duck Peking Duck is a traditional Beijing dish that you shouldn’t leave without trying. The fried noodle dish Zhajiangmian and fried dough drops are also must-eats. While in Beijing, sample rice balls and filled sausage too

Most Chinese will use the English greeting “Hello” when greeting someone, but in Mandarin the greeting is “Wèi(pronounced way). “How are you?” and “Are you okay” are both “Nǐ hǎo ma?” (pronounced Nee-haoww-mah). “Xièxie” (prounounced sshyeah-sshyeah) means “Thank you”

Summer are scorching with temperatures that reach upwards of 80 degrees. Fall settles at a comfortable temperature in the 60s to 70s degrees. Winters are cold and dry (often below 32 degrees). Spring warms the city with temperatures in the 50s and lots of strong winds

The Airport Express train runs from Terminal 1 and 2 into the city for 25 Chinese yen. Once you get into the city, the subway will take you all over for 2 Chinese yen. You can take a private taxi for 250 Chinese yen

7 light rail lines (ditie) are available to move travelers all over Beijing and taxis are one of the best and easiest ways to scoot around. Take a bus for 1 Chinese yen or be the passenger in a bicycle-powered rickshaw

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