Beijing is Waiting for You
Beijing is a city that people spend years dreaming about visiting. With cultural landmarks, historic sites, and dozens of restaurants, travelers know that this city has something for everyone.
The Forbidden City is something that every traveler should see. This large complex is home to several small museums, and it is the spot where emperors once ruled the city. You should also take some time to stop by the Great Wall. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has several access points, but Mutianyu area is one of the least crowded areas. With the savings that you get with Orbitz.com, you can visit everything you want to see in the city.
Best time to take a vacation to Beijing
Each of Beijing's four primary seasons brings a different type of weather. Winters are long and cold, with temperatures sometimes dropping below 0°F. Spring is short and often cold and windy, while summer is extremely hot, with temperatures above 100°F. The best time to visit might be the fall, which is milder, with temperatures in the high 60s. Fall also lets you avoid tourists, who typically come to Beijing in the summer months. Orbitz.com can help you beat other travel companies too, because you can get deals on almost everything you need for your vacation.
Insider tips for Beijing travel
Emperor Hotel Bar
The rooftop bar, Yin, at this hotel offers great drinks made from a local liquor and views of the entire city.
Chef Daniel Boulud brings the tastes of France to Beijing with this restaurant that serves some of the most authentic French food in the country.
Beijing Da Dong Kaoya Dian
Stop by this local favorite for the Peking duck, named as the best in the city and served with condiments like spicy garlic.
This hotel has several bars and restaurants on-site, and the minimalist décor perfectly matches the traditional Chinese aesthetic.
Han's Royal Garden Hotel
Located near downtown Beijing, this hotel consists of five buildings with a beautiful and historic shared courtyard.
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This large area is home to the Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, the National Museum of Beijing, and the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
The Peking Opera performs in theaters across the city, and these traditional performances are different from those you might see in other countries.
This lake is one of the most popular destinations, but you can see the area in a unique way by renting a tandem bike from one of the local shops.
Donghuamen Night Market
A trip to Beijing isn't complete without a stop by this market, which offers unusual dishes such as silkworm, caramelized lotus root, seahorse, and snake.
Panjiayuan Antique Market
Browsing through this market will give you the chance to purchase items that are centuries old as well as more modern memorabilia.
This museum houses a collection of artifacts on loan from some of the top museums in the country.
This public park covers nearly 300 acres, and it offers activities such as hiking, walking, biking, and museum tours.
More than 1,700 sellers offer silk, fabric, and other wares at this market, and most vendors are more than happy to bargain with you.
Book a class with East Tours, and you can learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings in the home of a local resident.
Beijing Olympic Green
This large complex played host to the Olympics, and you can tour the area, seeing where the world's most famous athletes broke records at the Beijing Olympics.