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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%

Customer Travel Tips for Beijing

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78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Good shoes, travel by Subway

Liked: Culture and the many shops

Disliked: It's old, not. clean and sometimes to many people, but yeah That's Beijing, China.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy it

Liked: Nice plce good sights

Disliked: The air pollution

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Use subway its cheap and efficient

Liked: Summer Palace, Great Wall Jiankou

Disliked: Having to get to train station 2hrs before departure

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go to the beihai lakes, best part of beijing and we only found them on the last day

Liked: Alot to do. Most people are very friendly. Felt very safe

Disliked: very crowded at times. Alot of money for spme tourist attractions that gave very little information and charged you extras inside

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


10 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't come during summer holidays

Liked: sights and transportation

Disliked: People constantly taking pictures of foreigners

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: you need to get the attention of waiters in restaurants, they will not get to you eventually...

Liked: Culture and historical sites

Disliked: pollution, rude people and general lack of taxis

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: just be ready for a lot of people. don't worry too much about anything as you will get there in the end.

Liked: its big and people are friendly

Disliked: pollution

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


07 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Do all the touristy things - to tick off the list, but then start discovering all the ins and outs of the local areas.

Liked: The Great Wall! Haggling at the Pearl Market (and every other one!) The food! Cheap AND delicious :D

Disliked: The cultural difference of spitting on the ground.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: NA

Liked: NA

Disliked: NA

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Customer Travel Tip: stay longer in Beijing !

Liked: The culture, the people and the protean city.

Disliked: air pollution, the traffic, and the weather.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at 'Sitting on the City Walls' hostel! And go to Jingshan Park and 798 Art District

Liked: Public transport, cheap

Disliked: Pushy sales people, public toilets

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Choose a hotel that's close to where you want to go, otherwise you might spend tons of time just getting to places.

Liked: The food, the people, the nightlife.

Disliked: The traffic is beyond horrible. The population is inhumane.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead, especially for the hotel.

Liked: It developed very fast. It nearly changes every day with a lot of new features

Disliked: too many poeple and cars.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


29 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Sight seeing

Liked: The order

Disliked: Air polution

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


25 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: Ancient

Disliked: Polution

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't join some chinese people how want to invite you for coffee or art gallery...this is might be a trick an you have to pay a lot of money !!

Liked: It s a very nice city...and if you have enough from sightseeing you eally should join the happy magic water park !! It's amazing

Disliked: not really

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring minimum 1000 RMB for 3 days travel (excluding hotel costs) because few places take credit/debit

Liked: Great Wall, food, feels safe

Disliked: You should be able to speak at least some Chinese to get around

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Do your research to find out what things are worth before you buy them. Don't be scared to show interest and walk away from one or two people selling what you want to gauge how low they will go. Generally they will start anywhere between 5 - 10 times higher than their lowest price. Start just below what you want to pay and only move slightly while not appearing overly keen on the purchase and always be willing to walk away. Official Taxi's are really cheap (use these for to/from the airport = 80 Yen) and often worth the extra expense rather than a long metro ride. The rickshaws are more expensive and less safe but generally more available and can be quicker during heavy traffic.

Liked: The Great Wall was the highlight, good public transport and cheap taxis make getting around easy. Cheap shopping is great although having to haggle for everything is annoying.

Disliked: Having to negotiate every time you want to buy something. Chinese people are always spitting on the street.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy your trip

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The peoples don't speak English which makes it hard to communicate

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


23 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Beihai Park

Liked: The Great Wall

Disliked: The smog

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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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