Beijing Vacations: A Historical Panorama
Behind the bustle and buzz of modernity, Beijing’s iconic destinations invite you to delve into this capital city’s amazing past. From the historic Forbidden City, and the awe-inspiring Great Wall, to the 100-acre Tiananmen Square, and the enchanting hutong alleys, you’re in for a cultural treat in Beijing. With opera and punk rock, sidewalk food vendors and elegant restaurants, Beijing fuses contradictions and contrasts into one remarkable experience. Soak it all in with a vacation package by Liberty Travel that’s customized just for you.
Beijing at a Glance
Currency: Renminbi (RMB) ¥
Tipping Customs: Tipping is not customary, though high-end restaurants may add a 10-15% service charge
Popular Drink: Ginger Tea
Must Eat: Peking Roast Duck
Power Up: Plug type A, C, and I 220V
Weather: Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons
Best Time to Visit: All year round. September-November is the popular season when Fall weather is pleasant.
Top Things to Do in Beijing
Visit the Beijing Opera
Enjoy the fascinating music, singing, costumes and performance of a traditional opera. Then try on a few opera costumes and make-up, too.
Explore the Forbidden City
Visit the Forbidden City with a local guide and learn about the Imperial Palace which was home to 24 emperors from 1420 until 1924.
Tour the silk factory
From silkworms to cocoons, learn how silk is made and see beautiful silk bedding and garments.
Head to the Great Wall, China
Take a tour of one of the great wonders of the world as it winds up and down across varied terrains like a dragon.
Discover the Hutong area
Take a pedicab through the narrow lanes of this unique alley. Enjoy a visit to the market and a local Chinese family.
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