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If it is your first time to visit Beijing, you may wonder how many days you would need in Beijing, and also need some suggestions of sights to see while in Beijing, aside from the Great Wall and Forbidden City, the two often have been already on your “to do” list.
Beijing has lots to offer. Personally I suggest that 2 full days are the absolute minimum to offer you a really good feel for the city and most of the major attractions if you cannot go for 3, 4 or 5 full days. One day is dedicated to the city highlights of Beijing including Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; the other day is for a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China around Beijing.
Quite a few business travelers cannot afford two days for sightseeing in Beijing. In that case, you can combine Forbidden City with the Great Wall of China in one day tour, the highlight of Beijing tour.
If you can stay in Beijing for 3 or 4 full days, you have more options. You may add more interesting sights to your third day schedule which can cover Panda House, Hutong tour, Lama Temple and Olympic sites. And the list could be much longer.
Before you come to Beijing, make sure you print a map of the subway map. Though very crowded, the subway still remain the most fastest and economic public transport tools traveling Beijing. In addition, you don’t have to worry about losing your direction. Find your hotel and map it on the subway map. You will be able to take the subway to the stops of interest.
Beijing Subway Line 4 brings you to the north gate of Summer Palace; Subway Line 5 takes you to Lama Temple and the east gate of Temple of Heaven; Subway Line 1 brings you to Tiananmen Square and Forbiddden City and S trains from Beijing North Railway Station goes to Badaling Great Wall.
The subway ticket costs only RMB 2 and with that ticket, you can travel from one destination to another destination and just do not go out of the subway before reaching your destination.
Any questions, just drop a line.
Today, Jan 21, 2012 is the coldest day in Beijing even since it has entered winter with today’s highest temperture -2 and lowest -12. Beijingers and visitors will be very lucky that Beijing enjoys good weather during the coming spring festival as below:
Beijing weather forecast for the week long Holiday for Chinese new year:
Jan 21: Sunny, highest – 2 ℃ and lowest -12℃
Jan 22: Sunny, highest -4 and lowest – 13℃
Jan 23: Sunny, highest -0 ℃ lowerst -10℃
Jan 24: Sunny. highest -1℃/ lowerest -11℃
Jan 25: Sunny and cloudy 1℃/ lowerest -10 ℃
Jan 27: Cloudy and sunny day 1℃/ lowerest -8℃
Jan 28: cloudy, highest 1℃ / lowest -8℃
Tomorrow (Jan 22) will be a little bit colder than today, so please well prepared for winter clothes when you out of something. Visit Beijing Climate for more information.
A ”kangaroo” father and daughter braving the cold weather travel around Tiananmen Square
“Armed to teeth”, visiting Tiananmen Square
Street cleaners are at work in the coldest weather
A vendor with a pedicab of oranges
She is actually not clad with pajama.
A heavily clad rider is riding on a street.
A “cold” beauty in the middl of the street
A moving senior will have a longer life
A lively Beijing winter! Today is January 07 and Beijing greets its first snowfall for 2012. At 7:30am as usual I start my 20-minite routine walk to my office. Out on our living block garden, I’m really surprised at the snowflakes flying and dancing in the air, small and white. So I take the lift up back to my flat and take my camera with me, grabbing some photos of the first snow 2012 in Beijing.
The stone pavement in front of our building is blanketed with a thin layer of snowfall, beautified with the red lanterns.
Cars are moving slowly on the newly fallen snow on the road.
This cold and snowing weather doesn’t frighten early risers for morning stroll with with their pets.
A municipal worker is spreading snow melting salts on the flyover, preventing melting snow from freezing into ice and causing hazardous road conditions.
Two electric bike riders are braving the cold wind on the snow sidewalk.
My favorite breakfast stall is still there, making on-the spot-pancakes and more, serving the pedestrians passing by.
A dutiful warden is standing at his post guiding the traffic.
A municipal worker is sweeping the snow from the sidewalk.
Well, here is my favorite Breakfast Porridge Stall with the porridge recipe including dates, rice, beans, pumpkins…
A cup of hot porridge in the snow weather keeps you a light feeling for life!
Two cups of hot porridge, pumpkins, maize and green beans!
The second ring road and city moat below my office building.
Life is going ahead no matter what happens!