I was frequently asked about tours in Beijing, where to visit, where to stay, traffic, weather,etc.

So I summerize here most of the question and answers and list them here, I hope this could give you more ease for your tour in beijing.


1. Which scenery I should visit?


  Must See More To see Shopping Food and Resturant
City Center Forbidden city

Qianmen street

Wangfujing street

Tiananmen Square

Beihai park

Xidan shopping area, more for the locals with many shopping malls

South 2nd ring road Temple of Heaven Gongfu show Pearl market (hongqiao market)  
North-east Second ring road  

Lama temple

Houhai(back see lake)

Drum & Bell Tower

Naluguxiang hutong

Gong's Mansion

  Goast street
East 2nd ring road  

Acrobatic show( east 3rd ring road)

Sik market  
North east 4th ring road   798 art zone    
North west 5th ring Summer Palace  Fragrance moutain    


2. Which section of the great wall should I visit?

Mutianyu is more popular for overseas tourists, with calble car and tobagen, better facilities, bathroom is cleaner, 1.5 hours  one way drive from city.

Badaling is more easy access by public transport, with more locals and more crowded, 1.5-2.5 hours driving depends on traffic.

Simatai / Jinshanling section is far away from the city, double the distance compare with the aboves, but you can see more original and unretored parts of the great wall.

Jiankou is ideal for hikers, totaly wild, hard to climb and danger, 2+ hours on road time one way from city, with breathtaking view.


3. layover tour & how to get 72 hour visa free transit


It takes one hour drive one way from airport to mutianyu section of the great wall, and same time back, then if you  have 5 hours, you can do it.


To get the free transit, when you come to the custom, look for special lane/special desk, the specific language on a sign by the lane says:

International transfer passengers of the following situations are asked to go through this lane:

1. Check in luggages

2. Check in for the next flight

3. Temporarily leave the restricted area

There will be someone staff the desk from 6am.


4. Do you or your driver speak good english?

John and I (Eric Wang) can speak fluent english, other driver speak some basic english, they can use a translation app, or they can call me for better communication.






Haryanto wibowo
Rent 1 day trip
Hi, we 6 peopel (4adult 2 kid)
30des 2024,
My plan from our hotel swissotel beijing 8am go to mutianyu for 2-3hour
Continue to huaibei ski ressort for 3-4hour
And back to our hotel

Hi, Haryanto
You can check this link for detail, same price to huaibei ski.

Rent car with driver
Dear Ladys and Gentlemen,
we are a English speaking German girls group of 3 people. We have a stopover of 20h on the 17th of February 4:45am to 18th of February 1:25 am.
Whats the price to hire car with driver (no guide) for a whole day in total? Can we decide where we would like to go and is the driver waiting for us?


Patrick Schumann
Layover tour

I do have a 8 hour layover at Beijing and I would like to visit the Great Wall.
Now my question, if I book a driver with you but I have to cancel my trip on short notice (arrival flight delayed), is this possible? If yes, to what charges?

Kind regards

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