Beijing in 24 hours!
The capital city of China; Beijing is an extraordinary city, currently planning for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and a $13 billion airport for 2019. It is a culture-embedded metropolitan, a city that never sleeps.
We have 24 hours, let’s see what the city has to offer! Read more about best tips in Beijing.
- Chinese noodles | 12 p.m.
The Chinese are noodle-specialists as the Italian are pasta-specialists.
“Zha jiang Mian” is a Beijing classic, which you can find at the old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King, just as famous as Beijing Roast Duck. The place is almost always packed, and you may have to wait for seating, but it is definitely worth it! No regrets.
- Art in Beijing | 4 p.m.
Beijing has been known for its cultural artifacts as well as its contemporary art scene. If you’re an “all-things-art” fanatic, visit the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, featuring world-class artists such as Ai Weiwei. The art space is considered China’s most professional and comprehensive platform for contemporary art. What’s better is its free admission!
- Drinking local beer | 6 p.m.
Continue your casual stroll around the Lama Temple and enjoy the street scenery! To meet locals, head over on to Baochao Hutong. The sight of locals playing Mah-Jong, drinking beer, and feeding on dumplings will spark a little interest to your eyes!
Order yourself a local beer at the Great Leap Brewing, where they infuse tea gathered from the mountains of Fujian! Or two!
- The time has come for the Roast Duck | 7 p.m.
“Kao Ya” (roast duck) is classified as an iconic dish in Beijing. The cleverly cut pieces of meat, carefully rolled pieces of pastry, thinly sliced spring onions, and the sweet yet savoury-tasting sauce that makes fuses everything together. This dish is a MUST HAVE in Beijing. Do not be put off by the price, because once it enters your mouth, all things become heavenly. You can Learn Chinese in Beijing for understand Chinese culture
- Parks | 10 a.m.
Enjoy a walk over at Summer Palace, with only a 30yuan admission fee, you’ll spend half the day there for sure. Take a hike on the pine-shaded hill behind the palace, or just sit near the lake for a peaceful and relaxed afternoon.
- Beijing Temples | 4 p.m.
Bring out your spiritual side in Lama Temple. The Buddhist and ancestral temples were built in the 17th century as a Prince’s home. Recharge yourself inside the with the sight of serene monks and ancient architecture.