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Beijing Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Beijing?

There are loads of awesome things you can do when you're somewhere new. So why not get your trip to Beijing off to a great start by perusing some of our recommendations? After all – out there starts here!

If you're visiting Beijing, checking out Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City should be at the top of your itinerary. These star attractions have played a vital role in putting this city on the map, are they're bound to make a big impression.

You won't have to worry about a boring moment in this bustling city. The Temple of Heaven and Beihai Park will make sure you're always on the move. The CCTV Headquarters and the Great Hall of the People are some more worthwhile sights that won't disappoint you.

Tiananmen stands as an important reminder of history. Discover why this commemorative piece was commissioned and better understand the local heritage and accomplishments. There's an excellent range of things to keep you busy in this destination. A quick way to truly immerse yourself in a region's culture is to swing by its lively marketplaces. Browse through the products and shop like a local at Hongqiao Market. Still have some time to spare? Structures that honour the dead are often both impressive and sobering. Swing by Chairman Mao Memorial Hall for some quiet contemplation.

What are the most popular activities for a Beijing holiday?

The world is alive with adventure, and there are endless amazing experiences to be had when we grab our luggage and head off on holiday.

Your trip to Beijing is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are loads of things to do, including:

Have a little time on your side? Visit our Beijing things to do page for a full range of options.

What types of accommodation options are available in Beijing?

Get a running start on your Beijing travel itinerary by securing a place to sleep. There are 1,110 properties in the national capital that can be booked on Expedia. We've got luxury getaways and cheap holidays for all kinds of travellers.

Beijing's higher-end options such as the Pangu 7 Star Hotel (27 Central North 4th Ring Road) and the Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing (No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue) are bound to charm the most discerning visitor. The Beijing Hotel NUO Wangfujing (33 Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District) and the Super 8 Hotel Guozhan - Beijing (1 Xiaohuangzhuang Rd Heping W) have good reviews if you want somewhere less expensive.

Tiananmen Square is on the to-do list for almost every visitor to Beijing, and staying within easy reach is a good way to really make the most of it. The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments can be found just 0.3 miles away. Another convenient option is the Beijing Hotel, 0.4 miles away.

Is there an airport in Beijing?

Clear security, shuffle onboard, put your bags in the overhead locker and get comfy! Your trip to Beijing is only a plane ride away. After touching down at Nanyuan Airport (NAY), you'll be 8 miles from the heart of town.




Guide to Exploring Beijing


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BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel €92
Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020
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BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

BEI Zhaolong Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

No 2 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
     
    3.9 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Very good location and services

    BeiJing Qianyuan Hotel €90
    Reviewed on 29 Apr 2020
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    BeiJing Qianyuan Hotel

    BeiJing Qianyuan Hotel

    Dongzhimen Nei Ave 19, Dongcheng District, Beijing
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      What a hotel! Such a fantastic experience, with amazing deals on high end rooms, and professional service that is flexible to the needs of customers from all countries.

      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La €150
      Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019
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      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La

      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La

      No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
         
        4.6 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Location was great. Liked the co-working space and the brew pub.

        Grand Hyatt Beijing €127
        Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020
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        Grand Hyatt Beijing

        Grand Hyatt Beijing

        1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
           
          4.5 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          good location attached to a mall and close to all things in city

          Park Hyatt Beijing €210
          Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020
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          Park Hyatt Beijing

          Park Hyatt Beijing

          2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
             
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Service was excellent and just a minor complaint in the last night where there was no second face towel and no cream was replaced. Other than that we thought the service was fantastic. Special kiddos goes to Jenny Zhang during breakfast and Gary at the concierge downstairs entrance.

            The Opposite House €252
            Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019
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            The Opposite House

            The Opposite House

            Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
               
              4.7 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I have stayed at many many hotels around the world, and Opposite is one of my favorites. The rooms are amazing, location is perfect, and the people are friendly. The bar makes unbelievable cocktails. I felt like leaving a family when I checked out. Highly recommend.

              Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing €230
              Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019
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              Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing

              Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing

              No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                It’s the perfect stay in Summit Wing. Consistent perfect service provided by Shangri-la Hotel.

                Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping €113
                Reviewed on 18 May 2019
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                Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping

                Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping

                29 Nan Kou Rd Cheng Nan St, Changping, Beijing
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great location if you want to be closer to the historic sites like the Great Wall. The hotel is part of a complex of outlet stores, an amusement park and a hot spring. The service was fantastic. The restairants were excellent and the concierge and Lobby Bar staff were particularly attentive.

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