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Things to do in Beijing
Beijing is the heart of China. As the capital of the country, the city offers abundant treasures worth uncovering. Travellers are always eager to discover the city’s ancient past while enjoying its modern development. And you will too! Because in a big city like Beijing, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to dine, relax, shop and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Step into the magnificent Forbidden City, which is a royal palace that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bring your camera and head to Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven too. These iconic sites play a big part in China’s history, so you can’t miss them.
Of course, Beijing also has modern icons like the National Stadium in Chaoyang District, which locals fondly call the Bird’s Nest. Whether you’re a culture vulture or a sports fan, you’ll love this place because it was also the symbol for the 2008 Olympic Games. If you wander around the area even more, you’ll see the remarkable CCTV Building and the World Trade Center Tower III. These buildings will give your photos a modern twist.
For museums, Beijing won’t disappoint too. Just take the bus and make your way to the National Museum, the popular Military Museum, and the Capital Museum. Since you can visit the first two museums for free, spend your Chinese Yuan and go shopping next. The best spots to shop are the Wangfujing Shopping Street, Qianmen and Xiden streets.
The best way you can start or end your travel is by climbing the Great Wall of China. Find out what else you should see and do from Wandering On for a complete Beijing experience.
What you should know
The best time to visit Beijing is during the hotter months of the high season (April-May and September-October). Shoulder season is March, June to August, and November.
Singaporeans do not need a visa to visit China for up to 15 days according to the Chinese Embassy, Singapore.
Travelling to and around Beijing
You’ll be landing in Beijing Capital International Airport. From there, you can take the Beijing Airport Express Train or airport shuttle buses to go downtown. Explore Beijing with the city’s public bus, subway, and taxi. Don’t forget to buy smart cards too which you can use for the subway, most buses, some taxis, and even a few establishments.
Say “ni hao” to Beijing now! Pack your bags, get your passport ready, and book your Beijing flights with Skiddoo today.
Today's currency rate
SGD 1.00 = CNY 5.051
Temperature average in December
-5.3 - 3.7°C
Rainfall average in December
Cheapest time to fly to Beijing (PEK)
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