I Found It Straightforward To Get Around Beijing
Whereas Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in the economic field, Peking is widely
acknowledged as the political, educational and cultural centre of the Country, with a jurisdiction over
18 districts and counties. To get around this metropolis you may find helpful these brief suggestions
on public transports as soon as you land there.
Public Bus and trolley Bus: you should maintain in mind some numbers. Buses Nos. 1-200 and trolley
buses run within the city ( 1 yuan per person); buses Nos. 201-212 run in the evening; buses Nos.
300-599 go to the suburban areas, charging as reported by the distance covered. Air conditioned
buses starting with n. 8 are charged according to the distance covered. They in the main run through
the bustling streets. Buses beginning with n. 6 go to the residential areas and so forth. (for particulars
Beijing Capital International Airport (010 645 63 604) is 1 of China's main gateways. It is 28 km from
the city centre, about 40 minutes' ride by car. Taxi costs about 100 yuan.
You will discover 4 railways stations within the city: Beijing Railway Station (ph. 5101 99 99), Beijing
West ( the largest; ph: 5182 6253), South (ph: 63030031) and North Railway stations. Passengers
might purchase train tickets from the ticket offices 10 days in advance or book by phone ( ph. 010-
51827188 from 9am-9pm every day) or internet (036.com.cn ) 5 to 11 days in advance.
You will discover three various types of taxi charges (1.2, 1.6, and 2 yuan per kilometer) and they're
extremely easy to explore the city. ( Call the taxi centre: 010- 683 73399)
Subway: 4 lines criss-cross the city of Beijing. Line 1, Line 2, Line 13 and Batong line. The latter two
are city rails. They run from 5am till approximately 10 or 11 in the night. Subway entrances feature a
gray cement structure with a symbolized lamp box. A one-way ticket is about 3-5 yuan.
Bikes and bikes! As usually we can't avoid mentioning a healthy, environmentally friendly, convenient,
economical, safe and enjoyable indicates of travel transportation and recreation! The bike! China truly
is the 'Bicycle Kingdom', producing and utilizing more bicycles than any other nation within the world.
Cycling in China is actually a type of lifestyle for the Chinese individuals. Don't forget that in the traffic
and in the narrow alleys of the Hutongs bikes are the best means look around the city and is a super-
individual way of transport by your own pace! Try businesses like The Bicycle Kingdom to rent your
Also, to avoid long stressful researches on where to go and what to do, here we've highlighted for you
some of the central Beijing districts divided by main interest. Haidian District is home of China's
Silicon Valley -Zhongguancun- and 39 universities including Beijing, Tsinghua and Renmin
Universities, so essentially good for shopping feaver. Xuanwu District is actually a great region for
everything connected with conventional medicine whilst the Chaoyang District is the 798 Art District
and flea marketplace district. Dongcheng District is an area where many nice backpackers youth
hostels are located. Just to mention some names: the 9 dragons youth hostel, Beijing City Central
youth Hostel, the Courtyard Hotel, Beijing Harbour Inn Hostel, the Saga youth Hostel, the Beijing New
Xicheng District hosts some public parks as the Beihai park, Jingshan Park, Yuetan Park and the
Beijing Zoo. Within the area the famous Zhongnanhai and the popular Houhai bar. If you like this
'green' area, we also suggest a very nice boutique value hotel nested in an hold conventional hutong
called the Spring Garden Courtyard Hotel. A hotel in a Chinese traditional conventional, luxurious
courtyard, comprises a autumn and a spring garden offering a unique cultural connotation. In point of
fact, each of the rooms introduces you to the life of different distinguished emperors in Chinese
history and the dynasties that they lived in. Within the multifunction hall, there are approximately one
hundred photos with English translations depicting Beijing (Peking) past. These consist of locations of
interest, culture, religion, and every day life within the city. There is also a staff member accessible to
resolve questions and spell out the 800 years of Beijing history).
Other central location districts are: Fengtai District; Shijingshan District; Chongwen District.
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