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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.
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
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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" 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.
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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