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144-hour visa-free stays in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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From December 28, 2017, Nationals from 53 countries with eligible travel identification and reserved tickets with a fixed date to a third country or regions ((Hong Kong and Macau) are allowed to have 144-hour visa free stays in the three places of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province.

People from the 53 nationalities that previously benefited from Beijing’s 72-hour visa-free transit policy are eligible for the new policy. The passengers from the 53 countries are able to move freely in the three places for sightseeing, on business or visit friends or family.


The 53 Countries Benefited from the 144-Hour New Policy:

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1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe: 
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

2) 15 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco and The Republic of Belarus.

3) 6 American countries: 
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

4) 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.

5) 6 Asian countries: 
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.


Officially Designated Entry Points in the three places of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei: 

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Ports of entry and exit are extended to designated international railway stations, seaports and airports. Previously, the policy was applied only at airports. Now passengers are allowed to arrive and exit at the following six points in the three places:

Beijing Capital International Airport
Tel: 0086-10-96158

Beijing West Railway Station in the capital
Tel: 0086-10-51824233

Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Tel: 0086-22-96777

Tianjin International Cruise Home Port in Tianjin
Tel: 0086 -22-25605128

Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
Tel: 0086-311-96360

Qinhuangdao seaport in Hebei province
Tel: 0086-335-3099676


How to Apply for 144-Hour free-visa stay in the three places:

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When you exit your plane, just follow the throng or the signs directing you to international arrivals, immigration and customs.

Passport Control/Immigration
In the Passport Control/Immigration Area, there are mainly two connected zones ( lanes ): Lanes for Foreign Citizens on the left side and Chinese Citizens on the right side.

Find your special lanes for 144-hour visa-free transit passengers
Some 144-hour transit passengers miss their layover tour in Beijing simply because they cannot locate the special lanes to get the visa-free permit. Actually the special lanes for 72-hours visa-free transit are located just on the left side of the Lanes for Foreign Citizens as well as on the right side of the Lanes for Chinese Citizens.

You need to fill up the entry registration card and get your 144- hours free visa stay permit, a stamp on your passport. The items for filling up the registration to get your 144-hour free visa stay permit:

Name,Sex, Birth, Passport Number, Nationality, Arrival Date, Arrival Flight, Exit Time, Exit Flight, Contact Phone Number in Beijing, Address in Beijing (Tianjin or Hebei), Reception Unit or Person, Reception Unit Phone Number.

Go through Customs, claim your luggage ( if necessary ) and leave airport.

What you can do during your 144-hour visa-free stay in the three places:
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The 144-hour visa-free transit allows you for a sufficient time to visit Beijing, or Tianjin and Hebei per your travel request. For more information Beijing tours, Tianjin tour and Hebei tour, please check out the following links:

Beijing Layover tour
Beijing Tour Packages

Tianjin Tour
Tianjin Cruise Port Transfer & Tour

Hebei Tour
Shijiazhuang Tour
Chengde Tour
Zhangjiakou Tour
Qinhuangdao Tour

For any questions, please drop a line.

Italian Town in Tianjin

Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Italian Town in Tianjin ( 天津意式风情街) is the largest one of this kind outside Italy. The current Italian Style Town is based on the former Italian Concession (1901-1947), one of the eight concessions which were built in the early 20th century in Tianjin. If you are planning your Tianjin Tour, a glimpse of the Italian Town is highly recommended.

The so-called Italian Town is a square place formed by the four major streets in Hebei District in Tianjin – Wujing Road (五经路), Boai Road (博爱道),Shengli Road (胜利路), and Jianguo Road (建国道). The square place is also crisscrossed by a few streets teemed with over 200 century-old Italian architectures. The core of the Italian Town is about one km west of Tianjin Railway Station.

Today, the Italian Town is an interesting window through which you are able to experience the Italian culture and taste the authentic Italian food. When night falls, Italian Town becomes an ideal hangout to kill your leisure time – drinking like fish, seeing the Italian performances and window shopping for Italian clothes, arts and crafts.L

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town by Haihe River

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town

Lit-up Italian Buildings in the Italian Style Town

The Italian Town architecture

The Italian Town architecture

The Italian Town architecture

 

Any questions, just drop a line.

Victory Kingdom Amusement Park

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Are you thinking of having a fun at a theme park not far from Beijing or from Tianjin? Victory Kingdom Amusement Park (凯旋王国) is a them park lying between Tianjin and Beijing. Victory Kingdom is administratively located in Wuqing District of Tianjin City. It was opened to the public on July 07, 2012 with $472 million investment by Yu Gui Garden Investment Group.

China is in a theme park boom with all kinds of theme parks popping up all over China. The state media report that 70% of China’s 2,500 “theme parks” are in the red.

The competitions among these theme parks become even more hectic with Disney scheduled to open at the end of 2015.

Victory Kingdom is claimed to be very mcuh different from Happy Valley Theme Park in Beijing. Its theme is focused on Mongolian warrior Genghis Khan. The statue of  Genghis Khan riding a horse atop its arch of triumph at Victory Kingdom.

Victory Kingdom Theme Park is mainly composed of seven theme areas – Triumph Plaza, Passion Amusement, Braving Somalia, Space Base, Unlimited Crossing, Adventure Kid Kingdom. The four unique “U” roller-coasters are supplied by Swiss and USA, regarded as the best of the kind in the world.

How to get there
1. Bullet Train: Lots of bullet trains from Beijing to Wuqing (武清), or from Tianjin to Wuqing.
2. Self-drive: Drive along Jingjin Highway and exit from Wuqing EXIT.
Entrance Fees ( above 14 years old): CNY 180
Kids under 12 years: Free of Charg
Kids between 12 and 14 years: Half Price
Business Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Theme Park Hotline: 022-29588888
Theme Park Facilities: 7 toilets, Leftover Cloakrooms, Clinic, Police, ATM and Tourist Center

The Four Huge Chinese charactors “凯撒王国” stands in the front of Triumph Plaza.

The Four Huge Chinese charactors 凯撒王国

Victory Square with Genghis Khan Riding a Horse on the Arch of Triumph

Victory Square with Genghis Khan Riding a Horse on the Arch of Triumph

The Model of Victory Kingdom Theme Park 

The Model of Victory Kingdom Theme Park

Roller Coasters 

Roller Coasters

Revolving Windmill

Revolving Windmill

Magic Space Base

Magic Space Base

Any questions, just drop a line.