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Beijing

The Great Wall, Beijing

Flights to Beijing

Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City

This historic city of emperors, dragons and palaces also houses ultra-modern shopping centres and the futuristic Olympic Park. Book flights to Beijing and immerse yourself in the colours and scents of this Chinese metropolis. Explore traditional temples and try some delicious Chinese specialties in one of the many restaurants. Then head outside the city to see the highlight of China: the world-famous Great Wall.

Great emperors and historic hutongs

The Forbidden City is located right on the immense Tiananmen Square. During the Ming and Qing dynasties , it served as the administrative centre and residence of the 24 emperors. This makes the Forbidden City one of the most important monuments left over from China’s imperial era. Golden lions, red walls and characteristic Chinese roofs form the backdrop to Beijing’s main attraction. Also unique are the historic hutongs, walled neighbourhoods with narrow streets and small houses clustered around courtyards. They give a great impression of how the city must have looked in the past. Beijing is the ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect starting point for a tour of China. Let yourself be amazed: book a flight to Beijing now!

Barter over china and authentic jewellery

Shopping is a favourite pastime of many Chinese and the possibilities are endless in Beijing. The young and trendy frequent Sanlitun Village, a shopping centre in the entertainment district of Beijing. The Panjiayuan Market has a more traditional slant as one of the largest antiques markets in the country. Here you can haggle for Mao-era china, handmade furniture and jewellery from bygone days.

Flights to Beijing for a unique holiday

Looking for a cheap flight to Beijing? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in China before you know it.

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Practical info about Beijing

Beijing Capital International Airport

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Getting around the city

How to get around in Beijing

 

Visa and Healthcare

Visa and health information

Currency

China currency is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY), which is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home because this currency can only be exchanged within China's borders. Foreign cash can be exchanged in cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners will accept most Western currencies for purchases. Major credit cards are accepted in the main cities, but acceptance may be limited in more rural areas. ATMs are scarce outside the main cities.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plug types vary but the two-pin flat blade and oblique three-pin flat blade plugs are common. Adapters are generally required.

 

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