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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, 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

See Beijing a little differently

Since Beijing is so vast and full of history, it’s almost impossible to decide what to see during your stay. Beijing Sideways remedies this by offering citywide tours on classic China Chang Jiang 750 motorcycle sidecars. Tour guides are local residents, proficient in a multitude of languages, and skilled at dodging traffic.

Xingfu Cun Zhonglu
Chao Yang District
100027
+86 139 1133 4947

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

Mercante (Italian)

Hailing from the Parma region of Italy, owner Omar Maseroli runs this intimate restaurant with his Chinese girlfriend and two other Italians (one of whom is the chef). The result is an unforgettable candlelit dining experience fuelled by handmade pasta and other authentic Italian dishes.

4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong
Dongcheng
100009
+86 10 8402 5098

Din Tai Fung (Chinese)

This glimmering, modern Taiwanese restaurant chain serves some of the tastiest dim sum you’re likely to sample. Armies of staff attend to a sea of tables, and while prices are higher than other dim sum joints, the food is consistently excellent. Try the hand-rolled xiaolongbao.

24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie
Chaoyang
100027
+86 10 6462 4502

Places to stay in Beijing

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

Peninsula Beijing

Located close to Tiananmen Square, the Peninsula epitomises the luxury and opulence that the upper echelons of Chinese society have become accustomed to. You can enjoy supreme spa facilities, dine at Jing Restaurant or Cantonese eatery Huang Ting, or unwind in Yun Lounge.

8 Goldfish Lane
Wangfujing
100006
+86 10 8516 2888

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

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