Beijing, China Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

One of largest cities on earth, Beijing is a fascinating place that is less dense and more sprawling than you might expect. As China’s capital, the city should be on anyone’s list who is interested in the country, and it’s got several of most famous tourist attractions as well.

Why Visit Beijing

Beijing Facts

Population 22,000,000
Area 22,000,000
Timezone UTC+8
Currency Chinese Yuan
Airports Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Things To Do In Beijing

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Beijing

Budget breakfastChinese-style breakfasts, including noodles, can be very cheap. Western breakfasts will cost much more.$1.63 - $4.44
Budget lunchGoing to the places where the locals eat will get you great bargains and authentic meals.$2.52 - $5.19
Budget dinnerAs always, bargains are available, but fancier places will charge a lot more.$4.15 - $7.41
Beer (.33l can)Beer is much cheaper in restaurants than in bars.$1.63 - $3.70
Cocktails (glass)Mixed drinks are available all over at a wide range of prices.$4.44 - $7.41
Beer (bottle, retail)$0.59 - $0.89
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BEST TOURS in Beijing

WHEN TO VISIT Beijing

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January35170.1
February41220.2
March53330.3
April69460.8
May79571.3
June86663.0
July88727.3
August86696.3
September78591.8
October66460.9
November50320.3
December39220.1

Beijing WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:17am6:27pm
21 Jun4:46am7:46pm
21 Sep6:01am6:14pm
21 Dec7:32am4:52pm

Where to stay in Beijing

Beijing Hotel Seasons

Beijing Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 36.00
starstarstarstarstar18.00 - 98.00
starstarstarstarstar29.00 - 150.00
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 172.00
starstarstarstarstar69.00 - 299.00
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Beijing Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.92 - 22.00

Getting to Beijing

GETTING AROUND Beijing

Beijing TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center10.37 - 17.78
Airport express train to city center3.70
Shuttle bus from airport to city center2.37
3km taxi ride in Beijing2.07 - 2.96
Subway ride in Beijing0.44 - 1.33
Bus ride in Beijing0.30
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER