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Flights to Beijing will leave you wanting more of China's cuisine, history, and modern bustle. 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 traveling alone or in a different cabin class from their parents are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFW), children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 skillful 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 cars 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 the wide boulevards serve as testimony to 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 in the locals’ dry wit as well as in the exciting, often subversive, art and music scene and pulsating nightlife.

What to do in Beijing

Stroll down Nanluoguxiang

A perfect introduction to Beijing’s hutongs (and some great independent shops). Visitors can snap up fantastic souvenirs from Plastered, where T-shirt designs riff on communist propaganda posters, and 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

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

Scale the Great Wall

A visit to Beijing isn’t complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. Even today, there are still huge lengths that remain relatively untouched and wonderful to explore. One such section lies between Jinshanling (2 hours northeast of Beijing) and Simatai; it's a 6 km hike that affords wonderful views of the wall winding its way through the hills.

Luanping
Chengde
Hebei
+86 314 883 0222

Where to eat in Beijing

Da Dong Roast Duck (Chinese)

With four restaurants to his name, Mr. Da Dong is the undisputed authority on Beijing's specialty roast duck. Pick one of the locations and get ready to feast on succulent sweet duck, fragrant pancakes, plum sauce, and plenty of mouth-watering sides.

22 Dongsi 10th Alley
Dongcheng
100007
+86 10 5169 0329

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 at other dim sum joints, the food is consistently excellent. Try the hand-rolled xiaolongbao.

24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie
Chaoyang
100027
+86 10 6462 4502

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

Places to stay in Beijing

Aman at Summer Palace

You'll find this luxurious hotel at the East Gate of the majestic Summer Palace. This serene establishment offers guest rooms complete with courtyards, Ming Dynasty–inspired deluxe suites, and an Imperial Suite that comprises three separate pavilions.

1 Gongmenqian Street
Summer Palace
100091
+86 10 5987 9999

Commune by the Great Wall

What started as an architectural project featuring 12 different self-contained villas, each designed by a prominent Asian architect, has grown into a unique resort. There are now 40 villas with 175 suites, 11 Presidential Suites, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool and tennis court—all a stone’s throw from the Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall
Exit 53
Shuiguan G6 Jingzang Highway
+86 10 8118 1888

St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis is steeped in history. Richard Nixon’s famous Ping Pong Diplomacy team stayed here in the 1970s, and the hotel continues to draw the world’s power brokers. 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

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