Flights to Beijing, China
Beijing is served by 2 air facilities: the Beijing Capital International Airport, and Beijing Nanyuan Airport. Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the busiest in the world and the country’s largest air transport hub, consisting of 3 passenger terminals. Beijing Nanyuan Airport is smaller in size and passenger traffic but is located closer to the city centre of Beijing. However, it only handles domestic air traffic.
- Beijing Capital International Airport is situated 32 kilometres from the city centre. A taxi ride there would take around 40 minutes, at a fare of about CNY 130 (SGD 27.07).
- Beijing Nanyuan Airport is located only about 13 kilometres from downtown Beijing. A taxi ride to the city would cost about CNY 50 (SGD 10.44) and take around 20
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Best Time to Visit Beijing
Beijing experiences 4 distinct seasons in a year, and - whilst pleasant to visit throughout the 12 months - is known to enjoy especially good weather in autumn. Taking place from September to October, this fleeting season features excellent weather of 15-19 °C (in the day), with plenty of sunlight and little rain. This is a great season to hike the Great Wall, marvel at the magical spectacle of falling red smoke leaves at Fragrant Hills Park and enjoy views of a full moon as well as numerous mid-autumn festival celebrations.
Things to do in Beijing
The capital of China is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world but is, interestingly, also one of its oldest. Beijing has been in existence for centuries, since the time of the Chinese dynasties, and today is a unique fusion of old and new as well as tradition and modernity. Be sure to visit the magnificent Forbidden City, an imperial palace that has been standing for over 500 years. The UNESCO World Heritage Site contains more than 9,000 different chambers, and once housed China’s royal emperors and their families.
Besides the Forbidden City, the next must-see in Beijing is the iconic Tiananmen Square (and the famed portrait of Mao Zedong).
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