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  • Overview You can't Edit

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    Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the largest cities in China. Beijing is one of the country's 4rth central municipalities. It has a population of 14,580,000 in 2003 and 7.5 million in the central urban area thus it is the 2nd biggest city in China after Shanghai. The city is a center for politics, culture, science and education, as well as the hub of transportation lines throughout the country. Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games and was the largest Olympic Games in history in terms of participating countries and the Games budget.

    Mostly Chinese government agencies and foreign embassies are located in Beijing, which has made it a matter of concern for the authorities in terms of providing it with the necessary means of transport to facilitate communication between it and the rest of the world. There is a large number of information systems and media in Beijing.

    Beijing has the country's most modern utilities and infrastructure. It is the center of railway lines and national airlines, which is connected through these lines with almost all Chinese provinces and cities. The city is the hub of postal and communication service between China and the world and has comprehensive and modern communication networks. There is a project in progress to build the world's largest underground network in the city.
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    Beijing's transportation system has already improved. The government has set up a road network linking all of China's cities to facilitate transportation within the country. A lot of tourists prefer local air travel as it is one of the fastest and safest means of transport.

    The train is considered one of the fastest-growing domestic transport routes, which has been monopolized by the State of China, and the city has many different means of transportation that suit all categories and passengers from buses, public buses, taxis and many more.

    It is advisable to learn some Chinese words that will help you in dealing with the Chinese in a simple way, in addition to the identification of Chinese traffic signs to know the traffic rules of the city.

    One of the city's most popular means of transport is the Taxis, which are available throughout the city. Its cost is medium and suitable for most groups and is one of the most convenient means of transportation especially if you don’t know the way exactly. Taxis are divided into a yellow taxi and black taxi, both available in the city, but the fare of each type varies.

    As for the buses, it is one of the cheapest means of transportation in the city and equipped with the feature of automatic call at each station.

    Trains are available all over the city at the lowest cost and enable you to reach the place you want as soon as possible.

    The city has small buses, which are considered the most suitable means of transport in rural areas of small size.

    Since Chinese cities are using environmentally friendly means, the city has set up a special place for cyclists all over the city, which is one of the simplest and cleanest means of transport.

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    Taxi cars are the most suitable mean of transport because they require little effort, as soon as you lift your hand waving to a taxi driver, you find yourself immersed in a comfortable seat. Moreover, the taxi fare in China is still reasonable; in the day hours in the capital Beijing, it is 13 Yuan for the first three kilometers, plus 2.3 Yuan per kilometer thereafter. This is far less than taxi fare in European capitals. In London, for example, the minimum taxi fare is £ 2.12, and then increases by time and distance, so that the passenger can pay £ 10 for only two kilometers in fifteen minutes. In some cities such as Paris, the taxi driver asks the passenger for additional charges if he has luggage. In Beijing, taxi drivers do not charge additional fees for this service.

    Smoking is not allowed for the driver as for the passenger and in the case of a violation, a fine of between 100 and 200 Yuan is required.

    Note: Some drivers claim that the meter is defective, please do not use any taxi without a meter because it is a violation punishable by the law to pay a fine between 100 to 200 Yuan.
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    One of the best means of transportation in the city is the bus. It has an integrated transport network that includes most of the city's districts. It has easy access to the area you want. The buses have electronic screens displaying the name of the station, the time of arrival and the time it takes to get to your destination. There is an auto-payment system where you can pay by the electronic card at the front door or by cash money.
  • By Three-Wheeled Vehicles You can't Edit

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    The "three-wheeled vehicles" are among the most popular internal transport specialized in small areas.
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    The Metro is an ideal means of transportation in terms of speed and cost. The metro operates every day from 5 am to 11 pm. The city has four metro lines. The metro payment system is one of the electronic systems that can be obtained when paying in the available machines. At the station, the ticket is used at the entrance and exit of the station. There is a 2-RMB (¥ 2) flat rate ticket, which allows you to travel between different lines without restrictions or extra costs except for the express airport line, which has a ticket price of 25 RMB. Children who do not exceed 1.2 meters (47 inches) can take the Metro for free if they are accompanied by an adult who has a ticket.
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    Beijing International Airport enjoys international and local importance as it is connected to all countries of the world, allowing easy access to the city from any country. The airport also makes daily trips to China's cities to facilitate internal traffic. The airport is 38-km from the city center, so you can easily reach it within 20 minutes. Top Air China Flights from Beijing Capital International Airport and the fares are:
    Beijing to Shanghai¥500
    Beijing to Chengdu¥510
    Shenzhen to Beijing¥520
    Chengdu to Hangzhou¥750
    Shanghai to Chengdu¥530
    Hangzhou to Beijing¥440
    Sanya to Beijing¥910
    Xiamen to Beijing¥680
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    The train is a safe and convenient transportation, especially at long distances. The Beijing train station is located near the Metro Station and the bus stop, making it very easy to reach. If booking a train, make sure the reservation does not exceed twelve days in order not to miss your booking. The trains are available from the normal train various levels and sleep train dedicated to long-distance travel.

    Beijing Railway Station

    Trains heading for northern, southern and northeastern China depart from the railway station.

    Beijing to Harbin        8-8.5h

    Beijing to Shenyang         5-6h

    South Railway Station

    This is one of the largest, powerful railway stations in Beijing and it operates most of the trains.

    Beijing to Xian                          4.5-6h

    Beijing to Guangzhou 8-10h

    Beijing to Shenzhen    9-11h

    Beijing to Chengdu     15h

    Beijing to Wuhan        4.5-6h

    Beijing to Guilin                        11h

    West Railway Station

    Most trains bound for southwest, northwest and south regions of China.

    Beijing to Harbin        7h

    Beijing to Hangzhou   6-6.5h

    Beijing to Shenyang    4-5.5h

    Beijing to Kunming    11-12.5h

  • How to pay for transportation in Beijing? You can't Edit

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    E-cards, which are the main payment method in Beijing, are available at train stations, metro stations, post offices and bus stations so you can get them from any place you want, and a certain amount of money is paid as a deposit to be redeemed when the card is returned. Cards are available in three different types with a three-day short-term card that can be used up to 18 times. A medium-term, seven-day card can be used 42 times. The 15-day long-term card can be used 90 times, and these cards are used in buses and metro.
  • What can you eat here? You can't Edit

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    Chinese cuisine is famous for its variety of Asian dishes, which dates back to the era of the emperors, where they prepared banquet and the huge feasts that include many different dishes, each dish was served to one hundred dishes to accommodate all the guests and who cook these dishes are the most talented chefs in the state.

    Over time these dishes have become popular dishes that the Chinese people are constantly eating rather than being limited to Chinese kings and princes.

    One of the most famous restaurants serving dishes in the ancient imperial palace is "Fangshan". It is characterized by the same original old taste that makes you eat the most famous cuisine with its original taste.

    The most popular Chinese eating methods are chopsticks. It is to eat with a Chinese stick, it is not just a tool to eat, but it is used to train to eat slowly to reduce the amounts of food and control weight. It also helps you in the process of digestion and chewing well, which is one of the most useful eating methods for the stomach.

    The most popular dishes in Beijing are:

    Kung Pao Chicken

    It is one of the most famous dishes in Beijing is Kung Pao Chicken. It is a popular dish that was discovered by Ding Bao Chen. It is a hot fried chicken prepared with chicken, peanuts, chili, and vegetables.

    Smoked Duck

    The Smoked Duck is one of the main dishes in the Chinese Imperial Palace in addition to the food benefits. It contains ducks and vegetables such as green onions, cucumber, sweet bean sauce, and pickled radish.

    Wonton Noodles

    Wonton Noodles is one of the favorite dishes for adults and children. It is hot pasta decorated with leafy vegetables and dumplings stuffed with meat, chicken or shrimp according to your need. The addition of green onions and black mushrooms is added to increase its delicious taste.

    Dim Sum

    Dim Sum a light appetizer prepared on the steam and is eaten next to a cup of hot tea. It is usually offered at parties, late events or lunch where family members meet or at work. It is one of the dishes that is called by a name "touching your heart" in Chinese and is already admired by many of its recipients.

    Mushroom Soup

    Mushroom Soup is one of the most delicious types of soups in China which is cooked from fresh mushrooms and also some delicious flavors that increase the taste. You can choose from different types of soups such as vegetable soup with meat, chicken or seafood.

    Spring Roll

    It is a delicious crispy fried appetizer. They are thin rolls stuffed with mushrooms, vegetables or chicken with vegetables or chicken with eggs or mushrooms with onions, garlic, soy sauce and black pepper.

    Brown Rice

    Brown Rice Chinese brown rice is known for its sour and sweet taste at the same time. Black rice is commonly known for containing many fibers that help digestion.

    Sichuan Dishes

    "Sichuan Dishes" and the variety of flavors and what it contains. One of the most famous dishes is chicken with peanuts, Shark fins with chili sauce, Soybean cheese with chili and fermented soybeans.

  • Customs and traditions of food You can't Edit

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    China is famous for some customs and traditions of food, such as leaving "patties" when paying the bill because this will expose the waiter to a severe embarrassment.

    When you eat food, you will hear strange sounds, and this is evidence of their admiration. Do not leave your bowl empty because this indicates your inadequacy of the food provided to you.

    It is also recommended not to leave the food stick in the empty bowl because this refers to death and funerals where flowers are placed on graves in the same way.
  • Where to Stay In Beijing? You can't Edit

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    Beijing is distinguished with its important international economic center where the largest international projects are carried out by banks, banking institutions, local and international investment groups. Hotels and high-end parks are designed to suit the needs of visitors. The hotels in Beijing range from fine 5-star hotels to mid-level, suitable for many middle-class travelers.
  • What can you see and do? You can't Edit

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    The city of Beijing is characterized by its tourist diversity of historical tourism due to its archaeological features such as the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the skyscrapers, the famous Lama Temple of Peace Palace, Beihai Park.

    In addition to the medical tourism where there are many therapeutic medical resorts that are characterized by the inclusion of the latest amenities and relaxation needed by visitors. The resorts are equipped with the latest medical methods to attract visitors, in addition to the quiet lighting that adorns the place. As each city has a famous craft, Beijing has many shopping markets that offer you various products, where you can get the most beautiful souvenirs from them at the best prices.
  • Events and Festivals You can't Edit

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    There are many events and festivals held in Beijing such as the Temple of the Earth Festival. The festival dates back to the Qing family of China where the festival was held in the Dongcheng region and there were a lot of celebrations including art shows, ancient Chinese fashion shows, and handcrafts, in addition to the various cuisines of Beijing.

    "The Grand View Garden Festival" The festival features many activities, most notably the representation of the play “The Dream of the Red Chamber ", which is one of the most famous Chinese plays where visitors enjoy watching it. It is one of the famous classical plays. The festival also includes other events such as fun games and delicious dishes that you can eat.

    Since the city of Beijing is the capital of Chinese culture, there are many cultural events held in the city such as the "International Friendship Festival for Culture " and " Fashion Shows of Foreign Diplomats in China". The festival is held in November in Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center and each country makes cultural performances by wearing its own local costumes to transfer its civilizations to the other countries.
  • When to visit? You can't Edit

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    The best season to travel to Beijing is autumn, which is moderate. In general, the climate of Beijing is moderate most of the year.

    Despite the city's reputation for skyscrapers that attract many tourists to see, but it still retains its historical tourist status, which is represented in The Great Wall of China, The Summer Palace, The Forbidden City, and other ancient historical landmarks dating back to ancient times. Beijing was also famous for its 2008 Olympic Games.

    The city has beautiful gardens and parks to visit where you can enjoy the tranquil nature that helps you relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • What to buy in Beijing? You can't Edit

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    Beijing is ranked first in China in terms of financial and trade transaction. It is famous for many big industries such as chemical industry, medical industries, electronics, and machinery.

    This development is due to the encouragement of the city for industries and investment projects, which includes about 185 multinational companies among the 500 largest companies in the world.

    The city also has many local and foreign banking systems, and of course, all this has affected the economic and commercial level of the city among the rest of the Chinese cities, especially between the countries of the world in general.

    The city is famous for the presence of many craftsmen, which led to the availability of many handicrafts and crafts such as clothing, antiques, jewelry, and traditional silk engraved good.
  • International Exhibitions in Beijing You can't Edit

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    "International Fair of Clothing, Fabrics, Ready Made Garments and Accessories", to be held in March.
    "International Exhibition of Auto Parts and Accessories" is also held in March.
    "International Exhibition of Food Processing Machinery, Packaging and Supplies" The exhibition is held in April,
    "International Exhibition of Lighting and Supplies" The exhibition is held in April.
    "The International Exhibition of Petrochemicals and Petroleum Products" is held in April.
    "The International Exhibition for Tourism and Hotel Equipment" is held in May.
    "The International Exhibition for Construction, Architecture and Construction Equipment" is held at the end of May.
    "The International Exhibition of Food and Beverages and its Accessories" is held in mid-June.
    "International Food and Beverage Technology Fair" is held at the end of October.

    The exhibitions are often held from 9 am to 5 pm to allow access to the largest number of visitors.
  • Beijing Background You can't Edit

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    It is clear from the presentation the importance and place of the city of Beijing locally and internationally. The city has become one of the most global cities in terms of export to other countries for the economic and commercial prosperity that characterizes the city.

    It contains many craft industries, many domestic and foreign investments, and technology industries that are the basis of commercial and economic prosperity.

    Beijing still retains the historical and cultural landmarks that have made it one of the most important and most beautiful tourist cities in the world where visitors from different countries are meant to learn about their civilization dating back to the time of the Mamluks through the great historical events that influenced their ancient civilization.

    Not to mention the historical features that are reflected in the historical museums and places of worship varied between the Buddhist temples decorated with statues of the Great Buddha.

    In addition to the Professional Theaters that show the most beautiful artistic performances that attract art lovers to it.

    The popular and international markets offer the most beautiful local and international products at the best prices.

    One of the highlights of the city is the Great China Wall that you can see from any place in the city because of its great extension amid the beautiful nature that adorns the city, which makes it an important destination for tourists.

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -1.9 5.7 28.6 2.2
    Feb -2.8 1.3 27 0.5
    Mar 3.8 18.6 38.8 7.3
    Apr 12.2 34.7 54 13.7
    May 19.2 43.8 66.6 17.2
    Jun 24.9 69.6 76.8 27.4
    Jul 26.4 227.9 79.5 89.7
    Aug 24.7 185.2 76.5 72.9
    Sep 20.4 44.6 68.7 17.6
    Oct 13.1 20.2 55.6 8
    Nov 4.3 2.8 39.7 1.1
    Dec -1.7 5.4 28.9 2.1

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