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Beijing - the capital of China is a remarkable city for foreigners, full of contrasts and contradictions. This diversity can be seen in the development where the old temples dating back to the imperial era are next to modern glass skyscrapers. The size of the city and the crowds can also be a big…

Leisure time

There are so many historic sites in Beijing that the most important ones require at least few days of sightseeing. The biggest attraction is the Forbidden City - the seat of emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties dating from the fifteenth century, which is located in the centre of the capital. Its construction…

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Distinctive local dishes include seafood - especially shrimp - and green tea. In China, tea cup is filled repeatedly with warm water, therefore preserving all its richness, e.g. valuable compounds such as flavonoids. More sophisticated traditional dishes include Peking duck with crispy crust and a thin…

Shopping

Beijing is not only the city full of tourist sites. It has numerous larger and smaller stores located primarily at Wangfujing Street. Beijing Zoo Fashion District, is located at Xizhenmen Wai Street opposite the Beijing Zoo and can boast a wide range of shopping offer. Beijing Friendship Store…

Accommodation

Beijing has plenty of accommodations, both in expensive hotels as well as in those at a good price in each of its district. The best of them are in 5 star Xiyuan Hotel Beijing (No.1 Sanlihe Road, Haidian District), located close to the Zoo, Aquarium and the Exhibition Centre. Jade Garden Hotel Beijing…

Helpful info

Beijing has several subway lines, more than 700 bus lines and about 70 thousand taxis, which makes getting around the city very easy. Bicycles are a popular means of transport among residents, because they allow for bypassing the most congested streets. Beijing has plenty bicycle rentals providing them…

Active time

Golf is becoming increasingly popular in China. Golf courses are located mainly near large cities such as Beijing. In the Chinese capital you can play in Honghua International Golf Club (108 Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang) or in Beijing Country Golf Club (Shunyi). The scorching and humid summer caused that…

Golf is becoming increasingly popular in China. Golf courses are located mainly near large cities such as Beijing. In the Chinese capital you can play in Honghua International Golf Club (108 Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang) or in Beijing Country Golf Club (Shunyi).

The scorching and humid summer caused that Beijing built many water parks and swimming pools. The most famous is Magic Cube Water Park at 11 Tianchen Donglu in the Olympic Park, near the Bird's Nest. In 2010, it was expanded, creating a real fantasy park with high water slides, pools, spa.

Happy Water Rubik's Cube (No.11 Xiaotun Lu) is the largest open air water park in Beijing. Here you can use 15 different tracks and sail a raft.

If you like to swim, you should go to the Dongdan pool (A2 Dahua Lu). It is not the cheapest, but certainly has the best conditions for swimming in Beijing.

Chaoyang Westin Heavenly Spa (7 Dongsanhuan Beilu) is a 25-meter indoor swimming pool with views of the city.

In Beijing you can also practice zumba and yoga, for example, in Sanlitun Soho Club (No. 8 Workers' Stadium North Rd, Chaoyang District) and East Lake Club (35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District).

Beijing Hikers is a family business that since 2001 organizes bike tours around Beijing. The most beautiful and the most recommended is biking expedition: the Great Wall of China. It starts from Beijing to the north-east and runs along a section of the Great Wall through farmlands surrounding Hemp Village, and ends in Jinshanling park, where after dinner you return to Beijing.

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