Stuck in Beijing airport and you just playing phone on the cold chair, what if you can spend less money to explore Beijing? Would you like to try?
For free attractions, you can choose the nearest 798 Art Zone, wander in the art galleries and view some gadgets in the stores, and there are some stores opened by independent designers. Take pictures in front of colorful graffiti walls and old factory with historical steel tube.
The second option will be Hutong area, the representative hutong in Beijing will be Nanluoguxiang, which is a top-rated destination for young people since it gathers curious items, silk stores, restaurants and stalls, bars etc planking on the narrow street, decorated with colorful signs and boards. There are many restaurants offers delicious food, you need to explore on your own. Besides, Houhai Lake and Shichahai area are full of bars, you can have a drink and listen to melodious live music in the evening. Bell and Drum Tower are near these places, you can look from outside and combine these attractions together.
Or go to the biggest city square in the world-Tiananmen Square, which can hold 1 million people on the square. Explore the nearby Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and Forbidden City(60CNY for tourist peak season, 40CNY for low season), it’s worth it to enjoy the great palace of Ming and Qing dynasties. Jingshan Park is another great place after you visiting the Forbidden City, the entrance fee only cost 2CNY. On top of the mountain, you can get a whole perspective of grand Forbidden City. For nearby, you can have a look for Wangfujing, which is a famous shopping center in Beijing and there is popular food street. If you want to enjoy some of snack, enjoy your wonderful time here. If you don’t want to shop or taste food, you can visit the Temple of Heaven directly. It’s the place for emperors for holding sacrifice ceremony and praying for good harvest.
Or you can go to Olympic Park where Bird’s Nest and Water Cube locates, the main buildings for the 2008 Olympic Games and looks stunning in the evening.
These spots are easy to access by subway from the airport, and very popular among travelers if you would like to do a Beijing budget tour.
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How are you planning to kill your layover time? You can see and walk into the two top attractions in and around Beijing, the "Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City" with an expert guide. The Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world and also was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the "Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties." You can enjoy our VIP fast track into the Imperial Palace and save time avoiding lines. You'll be provided a star-hotel to recover from jet lag and round-way airport transfer.
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Do you have an 8-hour layover in Beijing late in the evening? Believe it or not, you can still see the Great Wall at night on your layover. Slip away from the not so cozy airport seats and go wild at the only section of the Simatai Great Wall open for a night tour and wander at the ancient water town at the Gubeikou Water Town during your 8 hours layover in Beijing. Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and send you straight to Gubeikou Water Town to see the entire water town lit up at night giving you a backdrop clear view of Simatai Great Wall and the stars too!! Walking through the ancient water town admire green waters running across rows of ancient residential houses and listen to the guide's commentaries then get to the foot of Simatai Wall and start your excursion on this steep and treacherous wall riding the cable car up (very convenient) to admire the awe-inspiring original appearance of wall blended with changing dramatic views beautifully lit up by lanterns. After the wall visit, you will be sent back to the airport. Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person
Simatai Great Wall & Gubeikou Water Town Layover Night Tour from Beijing Airport