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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…

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 is located near the embassy district and is the largest store in China with offer for locals and foreign tourists. Opened in 1973, the store offers more than 80,000 different products, ranging from everyday products to the arts and crafts.

Liulichang is called Antique Shops Area, as its history dates back over 900 years. Here are the most famous antique shops in Beijing. These include Yunguzhai (80 Liulichang E.) famous for its pottery, antique vases, plates, bowls and stone Buddhist sculptures and those made of ivory and jade.

Rongbaozhai Studio (Liulichang) is known for traditional Chinese paintings.

Neiliansheng Shoe Shop is located at Dashilar street, one of the shopping areas of Beijing. It supplied shoes to such personalities as Chairman Mao, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping.

Antique porcelain vases, dishes, lacquered boxes can be bought at Zhushikou Dajie.

The offer of Huaxia Arts&Crafts (12 Chongwenmennei Daiji) is particularly interesting. The inhabitants call it the Thacker Shop because of its collections, including old opera dresses and costumes.

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