Beijing Travel Tips and Tour FAQs

Best Time to Travel to Beijing

Beijing is located in a temperate zone that is quite dry and windy. Winters can be quite cold and summer is usually hot. Spring and fall are the ideal times to travel to Beijing. The best time to travel to Beijing is, generally, May, September, and October. Autumn is the greatest season in Beijing. The mature time is so stirring that people cannot help out into the sunshine, finding the pleasure of picking, enjoying the most natural and richest color of the season: the flaming maple leaves, the golden corns, the dark green water, and the crystal clear blue sky. To exact daylily weather reports please look up the weather bar down at the bottom of the index of the Beijing guide page

The Great Wall in AutumnThe Great Wall in Autumn

Packing Tips

It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes for your Beijing tour. You will undoubtedly be doing a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Sunscreen is recommended, as well as carrying plenty of bottled water with you, which can be purchased in any supermarket, or hotel. If you are a photography lover, do not forget your camera, film, and batteries, or you will never forgive yourself.

Getting Around in Beijing

In Beijing, tourists will find many options for getting around, such as taxis, buses, minibusses, pedicabs, and of course your private driver. There are also cars and bikes for rent.

Beijing Accommodations

There are many star-rated hotels in Beijing as well as a lot of small hotels to choose from.

Foods in Beijing

The cuisine available in Beijing is quite diverse. Because the population in Beijing comes from all over China, Beijing food has an almost endless variety and is far more delicious than anything you can find in a "Chinese" restaurant in the west. We highly suggest you try the local foods, especially the Peking (Beijing) Roast Duck. We are certain you will love it. There are also many Western restaurants in Beijing as well as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway, and KFC.

Beijing Style Fresh Mutton HotpotBeijing Style Fresh Mutton Hotpot

Currency in Beijing

Foreign currencies cannot be used directly in Beijing, but you can exchange your money at the many Bank of China outlets throughout the city. Most major hotels in Beijing will accept major credit cards. Your hotels also can change money for you and ATMs are easy to find.

No Need About the Language Barrier

If you travel to Beijing with China Odyssey Tours, you do not need to worry about the language barrier. You will have a private English-speaking tour guide, and most of the staff in the star-rated hotels in Beijing can speak English.

Where to See the Local Beijing People Do Morning Exercise?

There are many places even on the sides of the streets you can see the Beijing people doing their morning exercise. But the best place is the Temple of Heaven. In the early morning, the temple attracts thousand local residents to perform their regular routines of exercise, such as traditional Chinese music, calligraphy, Peking Opera, martial arts, or Tai Ji exercises. It is quite peaceful and entertaining to watch people all around you. And if you feel like it, you're always welcome to join.

Where to See and Buy Antiques?

China Odyssey Tours suggests you go to Panjiayuan and Liulichang. The two places will be very suitable for you. If you are keen on something very 'Chinese, visit the ancient shops that have been running in the capital for hundreds of years. 

Customize Your Beijing Tour

We have many different Great Wall tour packages. But if you want to visit some other parts of the Great Wall such as Mutianyu, Jinshanling, and Simatai, China Odyssey Tours can provide the tour packages as you require.

You can choose the one sample tour you like or just send the inquiry to us, we will make a custom trip only for you.

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