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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 1046 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 72%

Getting around / public transport 90%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 83%

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17 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Push your way through the crowds..they will push you! The subway is the best mode of transport. In the markets just be ruthless! And be warned...the amount of people is crazy!! Find the little Hutongs-they have such a nice little bars, restaurants and shops-and also help you get away from the mass crowds (there is still so many people!!) Week days are far better for tourist activities than the weekend-so bare that in mind:)

Liked: Loved the hussle and bussle, its such a diverse place. Definitely loved the Hutongs-worth checking out. Markets are really good-just ruthleaalt barter. The great wall was amazing- Mutiyana was the best place to go we found..nice mix of easy walking and also able to see the old wall!!

Disliked: Forbidden city was so overcrowded and stressful. It was cool to see but be prepared for the crowds!!

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17 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Great wall

Liked: Good

Disliked: Smog

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13 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: organise your own trip to the great wall.

Liked: historically and culturally rich.

Disliked: Really polluted.

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12 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Great Wall trip is the best sight. No need to get an audioguide for sights, they don't much info that's already written on signs.

Liked: Lots of sights, good value

Disliked: No.

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10 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Choose a part of the wall which is not so crowded.

Liked: Wall.

Disliked: Crowded.

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10 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to donghuamen market,u will be surprised.

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: The fact that some girls scams the tourist.be careful

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09 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: You can walk in this city on your own and meet fantastic local people around who will tell you million useful things about Chinese culture so don't stuck to your Lonely Planet guide or hoards of Western tourits.Beijing is perfect place to explore.Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.

Liked: The mix of tradition and modern life style.You can stay in hutongs in nice hostel or in 5 star hotel if you like.Awesome!

Disliked: Beijing trafic.

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05 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: do a hilke with beijing hikers, if you havent been to china, beijing will be a new experience for you. get some time to get used to the culture and hoards of people, you will come to like it...i hope

Liked: culture, hutongs, bars, food, prices, hiking

Disliked: smog, getting used to the crowds and pushing

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04 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Buy a mask

Liked: Is China's capital. Therefore it has all the history and culture

Disliked: Pollution

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03 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture

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01 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Sanlitun Yashow Clothing Market

Liked: Cheap shopping

Disliked: SO many people. It makes it exhausting to get around

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01 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Visit all the old sightseeing spots. They are unforgetable.

Liked: The old remained architecture (Forbidden City, Summer Palace...) Very beautiful place with all the sightseeing attractions. Friendly people, good prices.

Disliked: No

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31 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get the Uber app... Cab drivers in Beijing are infamous for refusing to take westerners.

Liked: The ancient stuff is great. The variety of food from all around Asia, China and Europe is amazing.

Disliked: The clubs are really bad... The music sucks and the crowds are douchy at best.

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24 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Don't miss the Olympic park.

Liked: Different culture

Disliked: The subway is always overcrowded.

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24 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take the transmongolian to Ulaanbaatar or a bus to the south of Mongolia.

Liked: Great nightlife and food. The surroundings of Beijing are also great, with the Great Wall and Gobi desert.

Disliked: The pollution is awful.

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22 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the Wall, try all the food. Don't feel bad about not eating scorpions.

Liked: Great history. Cheap goods.

Disliked: Pollution, mental drivers.

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21 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the parks of Beijing. Very peaceful areas. Also you should go to the Hutong areas for food and stuff, they are even cheaper than the rest!

Liked: A very interesting city with a lot of acitivties! It's really worth a visit. It's not dirty and the air is not as bad as said.

Disliked: Although the air wasn't as bad as expected, it's sometimes very bad. nightlife in Beijing is not really existent, I was very disappointed by that.

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20 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Plan as much as you can in advance so that you know exactly where to go and how to reach places. Don't let them to cheat you, even if it is only a small amount.

Liked: It was more or less the destination of our flight back home so not the prime one. Sure the food the best thing there.

Disliked: Many things. It is really difficult to get to the places and gather the info. needed Only few people spokek English. Even if they are willing to help, they are not really capable of it. We wanted to go out of Beijing as well but we simply thought it would have been a way to much time and nerves consumpting. They tried to cheat us few times so it is good to calculate everything according the prices stated on the menue. Plus Google is banned so it is very hard to help yourself even if you get the wi-fi.

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19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Where ever you go take the public transport and walk!! The best way of seeing places and meeting new people.

Liked: It was very easy to commute, public transport in Beijing is very well organized. Very nice people, beautiful places something definately everyone must do!!

Disliked: Some places a bit over crowded.

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19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Pack clothing for all types of weather conditions. Only use Bank of China and ICBC for ATM/Banking services. Learn some mandarin

Liked: The culture and love received from the people

Disliked: Banking/ATM services

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 1046 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 72%

Getting around / public transport 90%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 83%

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