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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Local Culture
- 79%Art & Design Lovers
- 78%Budget Travelers
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 59%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (391)
- BeijingAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
Capital of China, Beijing is a wonderful place to visit when you tour the Motherland. The city is huge and there's lots to see. A superb blend of modern architecture and the old/ancient (The Hutongs) makes Beijing a very unique city. Lots of cultural sites to see, including the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, etc.
- BeijingMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsDec 21, 2013
China's cultural capital (and to my mind vastly more interesting than the financial center of Shanghai), Beijing is a cool mixture of the old and the new, with some blockbuster sights (like the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace), a hip and gritty arts scene, excellent restaurants, and a fascinating historic district in the form of its (unfortunately vanishing) traditional hutong neighborhoods.
- BeijingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 27, 2013
Beijing is a huge, cosmopolitan city. The city is very spread out, so traffic can get fairly bad during the morning and afternoon rush hour. I would suggest if possible to take the bus or subway instead. While Beijing is forging ahead to the future, it's still a historical city with lots to see and do as a traveling visitor. Some people prefer the glitz of Shanghai, but for those who want an intimate, gritty, pulsating city, then Beijing is the place to be.
- BeijingMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 26, 2013
Beijing or sometime known as Peking in some countries. Nowadays it's almost different from Beijing in last five years, before the Olympic game 2008 in Beijing. Economics and cultural is going fast like Western countries. I went to Beijing twice in 2004 and June 2013. The environment in Beijing last visited is not good but Beijing is still the place in bucket list for tourists to the Great Wall of China, seeing wonderful the Forbidden City, the Tian An Men, etc.
- BeijingAug 26, 2013
I lived in Beijing for almost 3 years and it is an amazing city, full of Chinese culture, hidden bars, cafes and other gems, and a great place to meet people from all over the world. Only downsides are the pollution and traffic (which are pretty big downsides if you live there). And watch out for the tea and wine scams. Otherwise I highly recommend it for travel.
- BeijingMar 16, 2013
I was in Beijing for 3 weeks last summer. Hottest and most humid three weeks of my life. Lol. I never saw sunshine here, but I definitely liked nighttime here. Worker's Stadium! That's where everyone goes to club hop. The crowd in the clubs are extremely mixed. I met people from all different parts of the world. Partied till 7 in the morning like every other day. The food in Beijing was pretty cheap. I was too scared to eat a lot of street food, but when I did, it was delicious! In terms of tourist attractions, there's no doubt that you have to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, and National Theater. There's going to be A LOT of walking, but it's worth the experience.
- BeijingMar 14, 2013
I went here when I was 10, don't remember a whole lot. But I do remember my mom needing to pay for toilet paper to go to one of the washrooms. I was thinking at that time, you serious. It was 10cent RMB.
Then I remember it being very dirty.
- BeijingMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 24, 2013
Beijing is the capital of China and is one of the must-see cities. From Tiananmen Square to the Summer Palace, Beijing University to the Temple of Heaven there is a lot of history and culture here. I have been here several times and will come back again.
- BeijingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 14, 2013
Beijing is a dirty and polluted city, even if it does have many of the major tourist attractions. I spent my first day in the hotel because I couldn't see across the street for the smog and the US Consulate, which has a twitter feed of air quality, rated it very unsafe.
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Aliases: 北京, 北京市