Beijing

 

Beijing is the capital of China and the nation’s second-largest city (after Shanghai) with a population of 21.5 million people.

Beijing is the political, educational and cultural center of the country and is rich in historical sites, cultural events, and other features.

Among its historic sites are two spectacular palaces that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Offering an indoor pool, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central is located in Beijing. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$129

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Beijing Guo An Hotel

Beijing Guo An Hotel is located in downtown Beijing, only a 5-minute walk from Sanlitun bar street. It offers elegant rooms with free wired internet and on-site free parking. Guests can work out at the gym or use the business centre. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$61

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Legendale Hotel Beijing

A luxury 5-star European palace, Legendale Hotel can satisfy all your fancy about royal life, offering well-appointed guestrooms and suites. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150 - $418

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New Grand Dynasty Hotel

New Grand Dynasty Hotel accepts Mainland Chinese Citizens only. Standing on Maizidian Street in Yanshan commercial area, the Korean featured property boasts a gym, sauna and karaoke facilities and on-site restaurants serving Chinese, Japanese and... Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$272

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Lu Song Yuan Hotel

Lu Song Yuan Hotel is located in Beijing’s CBD, a 15-minute drive from Beijing Railway Station. Featuring a strong oriental flavour, it provides free parking and rooms with free internet. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $63

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
sleep with me Pink Cloud

sleep with me Pink Cloud

Located 2.3 km from Guijie Street, sleep with me Pink Cloud offers pet-friendly accommodation in Beijing. The air-conditioned unit is 2.3 km from Wangfujing Street. Free WiFi is available . The unit is fitted with a kitchenette. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

$43-
Tianfang Hotel

Tianfang Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Tianfang Hotel offers accommodation in Beijing. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

$43-
Golden Lake Garden

Golden Lake Garden

Golden Lake Garden offers accommodation in Beijing. The air-conditioned unit is 3.2 km from Guijie Street. Free WiFi is provided . The kitchen has a fridge. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

$43-
Hua Fu International Hotel

Hua Fu International Hotel

Hua Fu International Hotel is a 4-minute stroll from Wangfujing Street and a 5-minute drive from Tian’anmen Square. It houses a business centre and accommodation with free internet access. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43 - $58

$43-
Guanganmenwai Street Rongfeng 2008 Apartment, next to West Beijing Station, Children's hospital and Xidan

Guanganmenwai Street Rongfeng 2008 Apartment, next to West Beijing Station, Children's hospital and Xidan

Situated in Beijing, this air-conditioned apartment is 5 km from Dashilan Street. The apartment is 5 km from Forbidden City. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

$43-
Hanting Express Beijing Water Cube

Hanting Express Beijing Water Cube

Hanting Express Beijing Water Cube offers accommodation in Beijing. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Hanting Express Beijing Water Cube features free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Ibis Sanyuan Beijing

Ibis Sanyuan Beijing

Ibis Sanyuan Beijing offers modern accommodation in the heart of Beijing, a 10-minute drive from Wangfujing shopping district. It offers a 24-hour restaurant and free internet access in rooms. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44 - $66

$44-
Home Inn Beijing Tuanjiehu

Home Inn Beijing Tuanjiehu

Home Inn Beijing Tuanjiehu offers accommodation in Beijing. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Beijing 161 Beihai Courtyard Hotel

Beijing 161 Beihai Courtyard Hotel

The classic Chinese red colour and quadruple courtyard decorates Beijing 161 Beihai Courtyard Hotel, a spot located only a 3-minute walk from Ping'anli Subway Station. It features a fitness centre and 24-hour front desk. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44 - $84

$44-
Jinjiang Inn Beijing West Bus Staion

Jinjiang Inn Beijing West Bus Staion

Jinjiang Inn Beijing West Bus Staion is located in the Fengtai district in Beijing, 6 km from Dashilan Street and 6 km from Forbidden City. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zhushikou

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zhushikou

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zhushikou is located in the Dongcheng district in Beijing, 1 km from Qianmen Street and 1.3 km from Dashilan Street. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Beijing Siheju Courtyard Hotel

Beijing Siheju Courtyard Hotel

Only a 5-minute stroll from Xisi Subway Station (line4), Beijing Siheju Courtyard Hotel is located in a classic Beijing courtyard. It features rooms with traditional interiors and free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Beijing 161 Wangfujing Hotel

Beijing 161 Wangfujing Hotel

Centrally located in one of Beijing's typical Hutongs, 161 Hotel offers easy access to attractions and transportation links. It is a 5-minute walk from Dong Si Subway Station and offers free Wi-Fi. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44 - $63

$44-
Jinjiang Inn Beijing Wangfujing

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Wangfujing

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Wangfujing is situated in Beijing, 700 metres from Wangfujing Street and 2 km from Forbidden City. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the... Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Home Inn Beijing Dahongmen Metro Station

Home Inn Beijing Dahongmen Metro Station

Home Inn Beijing Dahongmen Metro Station offers accommodation in Beijing. Every room is fitted with a TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zoo

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zoo

Jinjiang Inn Beijing Zoo is set in Beijing, 4 km from Houhai Bar Street and 4 km from Shichahai Area. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

$44-
CYTS - Shanshui Trend Hotel Beijing Fangzhuang

CYTS - Shanshui Trend Hotel Beijing Fangzhuang

CYTS - Shanshui Trend Hotel is 7 km from Beijing Train Station and the popular Tiananmen. It offers modern guest rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free wired internet access. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45 - $40

$45-

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Cultural
Global City
Beijing’s central role in China is reinforced by both its enormous population and its hosting over a hundred international embassies. It is filled with both historic architecture and modern structures that have been well-received.

Among the most notable contemporary buildings are located in Chaoyang District: the CCTV Building and the World Trade Center Tower III.

Also located in Chaoyang District is the most important leftover from the 2008 Olympic Games -- the enormous National Stadium (affectionately called "Bird's Nest").

The National Center for the Performing Arts in Xicheng District was completed in 2007, and provides the capital a modern theater complex covering opera, music and theater. This is worth a visit even if you do not go to a performance. For the more bohemian, Beijing has an active nightlife and club scene.
Historic Landmarks
Tianamen Square. This is the center of the city and its most important landmark. The square is surrounded by grand buildings including the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of Chinese History, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, the Qianmen Gate and the Forbidden City. It is also home to the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Martyrs. And, for course, it was the site of the infamous massacre of student activists by the Peoples Liberation Army in 1989.

Forbidden City. The most important imperial palace is the Forbidden City in Dongcheng District. This was home to the Imperial Court during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Beijing’s rapidly disappearing historic district is known for its Hutongs, or traditional house. Their location in Beijing's ancient alleyways date back to when Beijing was the capital of the Yuan dynasty (1266-1368). Most buildings in hutongs are made in the traditional courtyard style. Hutongs can still be found throughout the area within the 2nd Ring Road, though many are being demolished to make way for new buildings and wider roads. Most popular among travelers are the hutongs near Qianmen and Houhai.

There are also a number of remarkable remains from the medieval city including the Ming Dynasty City Wall Site Park (the only remains of the city wall) in Chongwen District, the Drum and Bell Towers in Dongcheng District, and Qianmen in Chongwen District.
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