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Flights to Beijing will leave you wanting more of China's cuisine, history and modernity. There’s almost too much to take in.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Beijing

Beijing thrust itself into the world’s consciousness in 2008 when it hosted a spectacular Olympic Games. China, the sleeping dragon, had awoken, and its capital announced that it was open for business.

The Olympics brought with it sweeping cultural and physical change to the city. Dizzying architectural heights were reached in the form of the Bird’s Nest stadium, the Water Cube and the Beijing Opera House. These contrast with the traditional courtyard homes, or hutongs, that still remain thanks largely to the city’s emerging middle classes who saw the opportunity these beautiful properties presented, and converted them into restaurants, hotels and high-end private properties.

The Games also rendered Beijing a far more accessible travel destination than it was before. For example, taking a taxi ride used to be an exercise in skilful diplomacy, innovative communication techniques, a lot of pointing, and seeing parts of the city you never intended to. Now, most cabbies speak some English, and are used to sharing their car with tourists. Furthermore, swathes of luxury hotels have been built, along with high-end restaurants that complement the city’s already excellent (and affordable) restaurant scene.

Happily, Beijing’s relentless renovation has spared the Forbidden City, which is as awe-inspiring as ever, the Drum and Bell Towers, and the Summer Palace, which sits just outside the city. These magnificent sites offer a reminder of Beijing’s rich imperial history. Meanwhile, the austere government buildings, the vastness of Tiananmen Square and wide boulevards, bespeak China’s modern-day might.

And while Beijing may be the capital of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the city has always maintained a mischievous undercurrent, which is embodied by the locals’ dry wit, as well as the exciting, often subversive, art and music scene, and pulsating nightlife.

What to do in Beijing

Get lost in the Forbidden City

Brave the throngs of local tourists to experience the Forbidden City. However, you can lose the crowds by ducking into one of the many throne rooms or courtyards – all of which are fascinating. The onsite Palace Museum is home to an important collection of paintings and ceramics.

4 Jing Shan Qian Jie
Dongcheng
+86 10 8500 7428

Beijing 798 Art Zone

It may come as a surprise that Beijing boasts such an expressive and outspoken art scene. The 798 District has long been home to many of China’s top artists, including Jiang Yousheng, Wang Ziwei and Su Jinyuan. The area is full of galleries, as well as cafes and bars.

No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District
100015
+86 10 5978 9798

Stroll down Nanluoguxiang

A perfect introduction to Beijing’s hutongs (and some great independent shops). Visitors have the chance to snap up fantastic souvenirs from Plastered, where T-shirt designs riff off communist propaganda posters, as well as visit the street’s abundant cafes and restaurants. Half the fun of Nanluoguxiang is exploring its side streets – one of which leads to the Drum and Bell Towers.

Plastered T-shirts
61 South Luogu Alley
Dongcheng
100009
+86 136 8339 4452

Where to eat in Beijing

The Den (International)

This popular restaurant-bar off Gongti Bei Lu offers visitors a taste of expat history. The Den is one of Beijing’s oldest establishments and is always busy. Locals, visitors and expats feast on consistently good comfort food (served 24 hours a day), while live sport plays on multiple big screens.

4 Gongti Bei Lu
Chaoyang
+86 10 6592 6290

Temple Restaurant Beijing (French-Asian)

Australian firm Hassell designed this television-factory-turned-restaurant, where modern design elements mix with traditional Chinese accents to great effect. The menu is similarly sleek, thanks to the experience of owner Ignace Lecleir, whose impressive gastronomic resume spans the USA and Europe.

23 Song Zhu Shi
Shatan Beijie
Dongcheng
100009
+86 10 8400 2232

Okra (Japanese)

Max Levy’s restaurant serves up supreme sushi and traditional Japanese drinks in a smart, sophisticated setting. Attentive and switched-on waitstaff are on hand to guide you to a table set in partitioned booths, before serving up dishes such as red tofu soup, and excellent sushi and sashimi cuts.

Courtyard 4
1949 – The Hidden City
Gongti Bei Lu
Chaoyang
100027
+86 10 6593 5087

Places to stay in Beijing

Opposite House

One of Beijing’s first boutique hotels, Opposite House retains its startling originality. The design concept turns traditional courtyard living on its head: every room offers a surprise. There are also four options for eating and drinking: Sureno, Mesh, Village Café, and Jing Yaa Tang.

Building 1
Taikoo Li Sanlitun Bei Lu
11 Sanlitun
Chaoyang
+86 10 6417 6688

St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis is steeped with history. Richard Nixon’s famous Ping Pong Diplomacy team stayed here in the 1970s, and the hotel continues to draw the world’s powerbrokers. For everyone else, the St. Regis is wonderfully located – more or less all of Beijing’s attractions are just a walk away.

21 Jianguomenwai Dajie
Near Ritan Road
100020
+86 10 6460 6688

Red Wall Garden Hotel

With a design based on a traditional Beijing courtyard, Red Wall offers a tranquil oasis in a bustling city. Situated in the enchanting Shijia Hutong – walking distance from the Forbidden City – the hotel boasts one of the best locations in Beijing.

41 Shijia Hutong
Dongcheng
100010
+86 10 5169 2222

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