Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and has a population of approximately 13 million. Beijing Municipality is roughly the size of Belgium, covering a total area of 16,800 square kilometres. Beijing is one of the world’s most famous historical and cultural cities and has over 200 tourist attractions. Six of its main tourist sites have been added to UNESCO’s World Natural and Cultural Heritage list.

  • Grand Hyatt Beijing

  • Location: The Grand Hyatt Beijing is one of the finest hotels in Beijing and indeed China. In the prestigious Oriental Plaza in the centre of Beijing,
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  • Novotel Peace Beijing

  • Location: The Novotel Peace Beijing is a 4 star hotel in the Wangfujing district, the historic, cultural and shopping heart of Beijing, the perfect pl
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  • Novotel Xin Qiao

  • Location: Novotel Xin Qiao is just a short walk from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. The subway station is only a one
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Fact File

CapitalBeijing

LanguageCantonese & Mandarin

ClimateThe climate varies between extremes of hot and cold. In the far south of the country, summer lasts from April to September and also coincides with the wettest weather. The south-east coast is also prone to typhoons in July and September. The north-west experiences dry and hot summers with extremely cold winters. An average winter day is -8 degrees Celsius, with summer temperatures averaging in the low thirties

CurrencyYuan Renminbi (Y)

VisaVisas are required and are available from Chinese Embassies and Consulates in most countries

HealthAdvised immunization against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A & B, rabies, tuberculosis, Japanese B encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, and diptheria

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from China

Time ZoneGMT +8 hours