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 the food, you can visit the Temple of Heaven directly. It’s the place for emperors for holding sacrifice ceremony and praying for a 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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Immerse yourself into Beijing’s nightlife on your layover and see her ablaze with illuminated floodlights against the night sky. Witness the bustling city’s attractions come to life through color and lights. Start off at the Tiananmen Square and witness its massive and extraordinary scale as one of the largest city squares in the world then move to the nearby National Center for Performing Arts and marvel at its futuristic, lush, dazzling and sophisticated architecture. This will then be followed by a stop at the Jingshan Park from where you can have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City as well as snap an incredible night scene of Beijing city. Our night tour winds up at the modern, hip and multicultural Houhai area seeing how Hutongs (alleyways) and glimmering waterways come to life with perfect views from the lake and numerous bars and restaurants where you can relax and have a drink before airport drop off.
Layover Night Tour to Tiananmen Square, NCPA, Jingshan Park, Houhai Lake
Beat the crowds at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and catch the sunset whilst exploring this segment and be part of a night tour and view Beijing city highlights as darkness falls and the city sparkles, stop over at the 2008 Olympics Centre to take external photos of the floodlit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube with a magical variety of alternating color pattern displays, enjoy serenity on a stroll along the popular lakeside hutongs and Huohai bar street bustling with locals and tourists. Get the chance to taste the renowned Peking duck dinner (optional at your own expense). Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person
Mutianyu Great Wall with Layover Night Tour to Olympic Park and Hutong in Houhai
Beijing has all the conveniences of any large city but is still bursting with culture and history which is why you shouldn’t miss out on any chance that presents itself to explore no matter how short your layover is. We have custom made this 5 hours layover tour that lets you explore the Summer Palace; the largest iconic lakeside retreat for royalty blended with an imperial garden, beautiful landscape and typical Chinese architecture followed by a stopover at the monumental 2008 Olympics Center to take an exterior tour and photos with the renowned Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
Beijing Captivating Olympics Center and Summer Palace Layover Tour with Airport Transfer
What can you do in Beijing layover? Discover Beijing City Highlights to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of heaven and Summer Palace. Acquire knowledge from your Professional tour guide will provide information about each site's history and significance and will handle all transportation, Tailored to fit your time with Beijing Airport transfer. so you can just enjoy your Beijing layover trip.
Beijing Layover tour to Forbidden City, Temple of heaven and Summer Palace