China’s capital city really is huge, so fill your Beijing holiday with all the good stuff—like the iconic bao sandwiches, steamed buns loaded with savoury meats and veggies. Because you’re a rebel at heart, storm the gates of the Forbidden City. Just kidding—this royal complex in the city centre isn’t off-limits at all, so take a tour. Beautiful in every season, the Summer Palace is another luxey big-hitter. It’s located northwest of the downtown districts, so catch the metro or drive one of our brilliant Beijing car hire options. West of the Summer Palace, enjoy some fresh air and gosh-darn peace and quiet in the Beijing Botanical Garden and Forest Park before walking along original sections of the Great Wall, dating back to before the Ming Dynasty #OG. Talking about blasts from the past, Beijing is also home to a working replica of the Central Perk coffee house from the television programme Friends.
Spend a full day loading an extra suitcase with treasures at Wangfujing Shopping Street, located a short walk east of Tiananmen Square. Wander through department stores, boutiques and open-air stalls, stocked with designer fashion, curiosities and art to decorate your flat. If you prefer a vintage flair, check out the Panjiayuan Flea Market. Just save up for the splurge with one of our cheap Beijing holidays and you’re good to go!
The cuisine in Beijing includes a little bit of everything, and restaurants and street food is available all over the city. Tuck in to some comfort food with a bowl of steamed dumplings, Peking duck and fried rice, or step out of your comfort zone and sample the quick-fried tripe.
Forget sleeping! The nightlife offerings in Beijing are varied, from jazz bars and performing arts venues to house parties and speakeasies from the city’s more conservative days. Today, karaoke bars and opera are thriving side by side, so grab a drink and request your favourite ABBA song…or just get tickets to the next opera and let the professionals handle the vocals.
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Whether you're searching for a simple room to rest your head or one with the whole kit and caboodle, Beijing has you sorted. For a great night's sleep that won't cost you an arm and a leg, check out the Super 8 Hotel Guozhan - Beijing (1 Xiaohuangzhuang Rd Heping W) or the Kai Xi Hotel Apartment (Room 307, Block A, Zhongguancun). Or would you rather spend your holiday in more luxurious surrounds? Get ready to be treated like royalty at the Park Hyatt Beijing or the Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing.
Tiananmen Square is a not-to-be-missed sight for those visiting Beijing, and staying nearby can be a great way to fully appreciate it. The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments is located 0.6 kilometres away. Also nearby is the Beijing Hotel NUO Wangfujing.