Beijing City is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. It is also the political, educational and cultural centre of the country and as such it is rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions.
Beijing City is made up of found central districts in which most of the main sights are located. These include the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Central Station, Beihai Park, the Houhai area, Beijing Zoo and National Concert Hall
Things to See & Do
* Wangfujing Street
* Tian’anmen Square
* Forbidden City
* Summer Palace
* Great Wall of China
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population - 20,693,000 approx
Land Area – 16,801.25 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location - Tianjin Xingang is the chief port for Beijing and is located 2 hours (137 kilometres) southeast of Beijing.
Travel Links - Beijing is the largest transport hub in Northern China with convenient transportation links extending in all directions. The modern international airport and radiating road and rail network ensures ease of access.
Beijing Capital International Airport is located to the northeast of the central districts, 26 km from the city centre.
Beijing has many railway stations. Most trains arrive at the central, West, South or North stations.
Long-distance buses from areas as far as Shanghai and the Mongolian border connect to Beijing. You can reach areas as far as Harbin or Xi'an on a single bus ride. Beijing has over 20 long distance bus stations, but what you need to do is go to the bus station located on the edge of the city in the direction you want to travel.