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Beijing

Beijing is the capital of China and is the political, economical, cultural and educational center of China. Beijing has the largest number of the world cultural heritages. More than three thousand years of history has nurtured the Imperial Palace, the Badaling Great Wall, the Summer Palace and many other places of interest. Every year, tourists from all over the world come to Beijing to explore ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Scenic Spots Introduction: It is the capital of the symbol of Beijing. It is located in the capital of the people's Republic of Beijing city center,east of Chang'an Avenue, south of the Imperial Palace. It is surrounded by the front door, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, the monument to the people's heroes, Tiananmen, the Imperial Palace, the Museum of the Chinese revolution, the Great Hall of the people, the working people's Cultural Palace, Zhongshan Park, and the National Grand Theater and so on.

Address: Dongcheng District, East of Chang'an Avenue

The Forbidden City

Scenic Spots Introduction: It is largest, most complete imperial palace in the world. It is located in the capital of the people's Republic of Beijing city center, east of Chang'an Avenue, to the north of Tian'anmen square. Around Tiananmen square, the working people's Cultural Palace, Zhongshan Park, Jingshan Hill Park, Beihai Park and Zhongnanhai.

Address: Jingshan Hill Street No. 4

The Badaling Great Wall

Scenic Spots Introduction: It is the most magnificent of the Great Wall. It is located in Beijing Yanqing County. China's Great Wall is the only man-made object visible from satellites and is one of man's most remarkable accomplishments. Construction of the Great Wall began in the 7th century B.C. This magnificent wonder starts at Shanhai Pass in the east and ends at Jiayu Pass in the west, stretching more than 6,000 kilometers. Address: Badaling Town, Yanqing District

Summer Palace

Scenic Spots Introduction: The best preserved imperial garden in China. Summer Palace, the largest garden and twenty kilometers northwest of Beijing, has a history of over eight hundred years. It was the place where the imperial families of the Qing Dynasty handled government affairs, spent summer time, celebrated birthdays and simply came for relaxation

Address: New Palace Road, Haidian District, Beijing 19

Xiangshan Park

Scenic Spots Introduction: The red leaves are the most famous thing there. Located in Beijing City, Haidian District at the foot of the Western Hills (the sale of 40 Street ). There are Beijing botanical garden, Wat Chayamangkalaram, botanical garden, the Cao Xueqin Memorial around it.

Address: Haidian District, Street 40

The Yonghegong Lamasery

The lamasery is the largest lamasery in Beijing built in 1694. It used to be the mansion of Prince Yongzheng. In 1725, it was used as an imperial palace for the emperor's short stay and was given the name Yonghe (Harmony and Peace). It houses a 26-metre-high standing Maitreya statue, a caved nanmu wood shrine inlaid with golden threads.

Address: Lama Temple street, No. 20, Dongcheng District

Useful Information

Time Zone

Beijing time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+9)

Currency

The unit of Chinese currency is the CNY (¥).

Coin denominations are 1 jiao (¥0.1), 5 jiao (¥0.5) and ¥1 .

Banknotes are ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100.

Credit cards

China UnionPay, Visa, Alipay (Network Payment Platform) and Wechat (Network Payment Platform) are widely accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities of China. Check with your credit card company or Network Payment Platform for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Traveler's check

Accepted, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take Traveler's check in CNY.

Business Hours

Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. Banks are open from 8:30 to 17:30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Most stores are open every day from 8:00 to 21:00, including Sundays. All the merchandise in China are duty-free.

Tipping

Tipping is not a traditional custom in China. A 10% service charge will be added to your bill at some large tourist restaurants and hotels. It is also not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.

Electricity and Voltage

The standard voltage in China is 220 volts. The outlet which has two erect rectangle holes (or with a round hole upside) is the same type used in America, Canada, Japan, Thailand and many other countries. The outlet which has two oblique rectangle holes (or with a rectangle hole upside) is the same type used in Australia, New Zealand and so on. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you can borrow one from your hotel’s front desk if they offer this service. If you want to buy one in China, you can do so at a convenience shop, Electronics Shopping Town, or other big supermarket.

Emergency Call

110: Police

119: Emergencies for Fire / Rescue

120: Hospital Services / Ambulance

122: Traffic First Aid

Accommodation Information

Beihang Training Center

Room Type Price Note
single room ¥328(with school certificate ¥268)/room/day without breakfast, small bed
standard room ¥328(with school certificate ¥268)/room/day without breakfast, double room
big bed room ¥328(with school certificate ¥268)/room/day with breakfast, big room
triple room ¥486/day/room without breakfast, triple room
Address Beihang University, Xueyuan Road 37, Haidian District, Beijing
Telephone +86 (0)10 8231 7925
Website http://huainanbaidu.com/sphinx-arbalest-night/590349/

Vision Hotel

Room Type Price Note
Business big bed room ¥720/room/day without breakfast,double room
Business big room ¥720/room/day  
Address Vision Building 12th floor, Xueyuan Road 37, Haidian District, Beijing
Telephone +86 (0)10 6230 8889 or +86 (0)10 8233 9999
Website http://www.iyhotel.com/hotelinfo/11333#

Yingjia Business Hotel:

Room Type Price Note
standard single room ¥268/room/day without breakfast, big bed
standard double room ¥268/room/day without breakfast, double bed
Address Xueyuan Road 38, Haidian District, Beijing
Telephone +86 (0)10 8232 0101 or +86 (0)10 8230 1118
Website http://hotels.dujiacun.org/14233/rooms.html

Datang Keyuan Hotel

Room Type Price Note
big bed room ¥258/room/day without breakfast, big bed
standard double room ¥288/room/day without breakfast, double bed
standard triple room ¥338/room/day without breakfast, triple bed
Address Zhichun Road Jia 20, Haidian District, Beijing
Telephone +86 (0)10 8235 9669 or +86 (0)10 8235 9609
Website http://hotels.ctrip.com/hotel/116982.html

Datang Keyuan Hotel

Room Type Price Note
standard single room ¥358/room/day without breakfast, double bed
Address Xueyuan Road 40, Haidian District, Beijing
Telephone +86 (0)10 6230 1009 or +86 (0)10 6230 1018
Website http://4699.hotel.cthy.com/