If you want to travel to more places in Beijing, try these tips to save money!
1. Use IC card
It’s very easy to buy an IC card at any subway so that you can take public transportation every day for your Beijing tour.
2. Take public transport
Beijing has developed subway system, and there are many buses to go attraction destination, use your Google map to check how to arrive there. Besides, riding a bicycle is a good way when touring the city center since the attractions are very near.
3. Choose cheap hotel
It will save much when you selected a cheap hotel, we advise you to book a hotel within the 4th ring road.
4. Enjoy Chinese food rather than western food
Believe me, it would cost much on Western Food in Beijing. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Sample authentic Chinese food brings you a different feeling about taste, and you can easily learn locals lifestyle and Chinese culture.
5. Don’t overorder when you eat out
If you are not sure the food size, ask the waitress for help.
6. Visit free attractions
There are many free attractions that you can explore, such as Tiananmen Square, 798 Art District, Houhai Lake, Hutongs, Nanluoguxiang, Shichahai, Olympic Park, China National Film Museum, etc.
7. Bargain when Shopping
We can’t bargain at an upscale shopping mall, like Sanlitun and Wangfujing. Check out at Xiushui Street, it needs good bargain skills to get the product at your expected price.
8. Take advantage of the season discount
If you come to Beijing in winter, the flight, hotel and entrance fee might be less expensive. And it would be less crowded than high season, wouldn’t it be nice for you to have different travel experience.
9. Join in a Great Wall group tour
If you have enough time, join in a Great Wall group tour. It’s very far to reach the Great Wall, if you take a bus, you will wait for quite a long time. For attractions in the city center, you can arrange most of them through public transport.
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