Beijing Self-Guided TourA self-guided tour is a self-service tour where you select attractions and you plan a route yourself as opposed to an escorted tour where your tour guide navigates the route, times, information, and places visited.
If you are not going to join one of our scheduled Beijing bus tour or Beijing private tour, and simply want to explore Beijing on your own, you might be interested in one of our self-guided tours described below. If you have any questions, please drop a line and we are happy to offer free travel consultancy for your Beijing tour.
The metro network of Beijing is the fastest, punctual, reliable, economic means of transportation traveling in and around Beijing. Currently, there are 14 subway lines in operations which are line 1, line 2, line 4, line 5, line 8, line 10, line 13, as well as several lines for suburban areas including Batong line, Changping line, Daxing line, Fangshan line, Yizhuang line and Airport Express Line. There are another 7 lines under planning, such as: Line 7, Line 9, Line14, Line 11, Line12, Line15, Line16, which will be completed in the future.
Exploring the ancient part of Beijing is a must for your Beijing trip including Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong and many more. It is a part of a government plan to redevelop central Beijing with innovative and functional architecture, while preserving historic buildings at the same time.
So when visiting Beijing, especially if it's your first time, there are a few of jaw-dropping architectures you should include in your itinerary and experience appreciate this modern cosmopolitan city. Many of the attention-getting architecture buildings are mainly focused on surrealism, avant-garde style and postmodernism.
Beijing is a fast developing metropolitan city with a blend of old and modern. To help you explore its ultra modern and trendy side, we have proposed for you the one day self-guided modern Beijing tour, which covers the visits to National Grand Theater, Xidan Commercial Street, Beijing Financial Street, The China Millennium Monument, CCTV Tower, National Stadium (nest), National Swimming Center ( Water Cube ), Central Business District (CBD) and Wangfujing Commercial Street. Most of the places are either reconstructed or renovated, representative of Beijing's modernity. Move
The successful Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has left a deep impression on people's mind in the world. For many foreign visitors, the temptation is great to visit the Bird’Nest (Beijing National Stadium ) and Water Cube (Beijign National Aquatics. Both Bird's Nest and Water Cube ( Olympic Sites ) are easily accessible through subway, cheap and fast. Take Subway Line 10 and get off at Beitucheng Station. Then interchange for Subway Line 8 and get off at Olympic Park ( Olympic Green ). Once you come out from the subway, you are inside the Olympic Park. The park is free to the public.
Some people hold that Chinese don't have creativity. The most impressive image of China in the global economy is that of a factory, producing cheap components for international markets such as toys and electronic devices. They can produce a widget,or a DVD, but when it comes to creativity and imagination, they just don't have the gene. But the real fact is quite the opposite. This stereotypical image is likely to change. Seeing is believing. Beijing, China's capital believes the creative industry will become a new locomotive of the city's economy.
The creativity industry is composed of four sections, the software, network and computer service section; the press section; the radio, TV and film section; and the design sector. The creative industry in Beijing produced 70 billion yuan (9 billion U.S. dollars) in value-added output, or 10 percent of the municipal total.
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