Beijing Travel Guide | Beijing 6-Day Classic Route

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This article mainly shares with you the Beijing Travel Guide of China, and recommends the classic Beijing 6-day itinerary.

After the new type of coronary pneumonia is over, traveling is a good choice. Still thinking about where to play? Beijing, China is a good choice. As the capital of China, Beijing is the epitome of the whole of China. Take a look at the historical and cultural landscape of China and see what the Chinese people are forbidden.

Ⅰ. Beijing 6th Classic Route | Itinerary Overview

Day1

Tiananmen Square (1.5 hours) → Qianmen Street (1.5 hours) → Beijing Quanjude (Qianmen Store) (1 hour) → Forbidden City (3 hours) → Jingshan Park (1 hour)

Day2

Tiantan Park (2.5 hours) → Lama Temple (2 hours) → Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum (1.5 hours) → Qiujie (2 hours)

Day3

King Gong’s Mansion (2.5 hours) → Shichahai (3 hours) → Nanluoguxiang (motorized option, 1.5 hours) → Shichahai Bar Street (2 hours)

Day4

Old Summer Palace (3 hours) → Tsinghua University (2 hours) → Bird’s Nest (1 hour) → Water Cube (1 hour)

Day5

Summer Palace (4 hours) → Peking University (2 hours)

Day6

Badaling Great Wall (3-4 hours) → Ming Tombs (2 hours)

To sum up

In 6 days, I played most of the popular attractions including the Great Wall of China, the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. I focused on one area every day to experience the most authentic Beijing fan.

Ⅱ.Beijing 6th Classic Route | Itinerary Details

Day1

Morning Tour route

Head to Tiananmen Square in the morning to experience the solemn spirit of this world’s largest square. (If you want to see the flag raising, you must hurry up, because the flag raising time is the same as the sunrise time, so you need to check the information in advance and arrive at the scene at least an hour in advance)
After seeing the Heroes Monument, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, and the Great Hall of the People, you can stroll around Qianmen Street and feel the style of the old Beijing shopping street, and have lunch here by the way.

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Tiananmen Square (1.5 hours), 15 minutes walk, Qianmen Avenue (1.5 hours), 5 minutes walk, Beijing Quanjude (Qianmen Store) (1 hour) in the afternoon

Afternoon Tour route

After lunch, you can take the bus back to the Tiananmen Gate and start your visit to the Forbidden City in the afternoon. The Forbidden City is relatively large and has many sightseeing spots. It is best to do some homework before visiting, or follow the guide to explain. From the north gate of the Forbidden City, you came to Jingshan Park. When you climb Jingshan, you can see the panoramic view of the Forbidden City and 360-degree views of Beijing without dead ends. If you still have physical strength, you can stroll around the alleys at dusk and feel the most authentic life in Beijing.

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Forbidden City (3 hours), 5 minutes walk, Jingshan Park (1 hour)

Traffic strategy

As the capital, Beijing has very developed urban transportation. Metro and bus are the most commonly used means of travel for tourists. After arriving in Beijing, it is strongly recommended to have a [municipal transportation card] in the subway station, and subways, buses and some urban express trains can be used by credit card.
Traffic today is mainly completed by walking. After sightseeing near Qianmen-Dashilan, if you want to go back to the Forbidden City near Tiananmen Tower, you can take bus 2/59/120 at Dashilan bus stop and get off at Tiananmen East Station.

Dining Strategy

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Beijing has been a cosmopolitan city with mixed ethnicities for hundreds of years, so the snacks here are also their own, rich and salty. Although Beijing cuisine is not included in the eight major cuisines, the reputation of Beijing cuisine has long been circulated, and the delicious flavor is a common feature of Beijing cuisine.
Qianmen Street gathers many old restaurants such as Quanjude, Donglaishun and other Beijing cuisines. Each restaurant is always overcrowded. There are a lot of special snacks gathered in the Dashilan Hutong next to it. If you want to eat delicious food such as savory belly and braised pork, come here for a stroll.

Accommodation guide

The area of ​​Tiananmen-Forbidden City-Qianmen-Wangfujing is the central area of ​​Beijing, and there are many hotels of various grades. Many of Beijing’s popular attractions are also located in the above areas and can be easily reached. In addition, subway lines 1 and 2 pass through the area, which is very convenient for tourists.

Day2

Morning Tour route

I visited the Temple of Heaven this morning. The scenic spot is divided into four entrances in the southeast and northwest. It is recommended to enter from the south gate and the north gate.

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Temple of Heaven (2.5 hours)

Afternoon Tour route

In the afternoon, we will visit the Lama Temple. As the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing and the former residence of the Emperor Yongzheng, the popularity and nobility of Lama Temple are unmatched by other Buddhist temples, and it is well worth seeing. After visiting the Lama Temple, you can go to the Confucian Temple Guozijian across the street. It is strongly recommended to follow the internal tour guide, otherwise many details cannot be fully understood by yourself.

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Lama Temple (2 hours), 8 minutes walk, Confucian Temple and Guozijian Museum (1.5 hours)

Evening Tour route

After strolling through the attractions, you can come and eat near Qiongjie in the evening. Gathered here are delicious from all over the country, mainly spicy, each has its own signature dishes. When you play in the middle of the night, the lively street lights are brilliant, and you will definitely feel another charm of Beijing.

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Kuai Street (2 hours)

Traffic strategy

Today itinerary traffic mainly depends on the subway. To go to the Temple of Heaven, take Metro Line 5 and exit at the A2 exit of the Temple of Heaven Gate. After finishing the trip to Temple of Heaven, you can continue to take Metro Line 5 to Lama Temple Station, and exit from Exit C to the attractions. The rest of the day can be completed on foot.

Dining Strategy

As one of the landmark buildings of old Beijing, the various cuisines around the Temple of Heaven are even more hidden. From braised meat to a variety of specialty snacks, it is about the civilian temperament of high cost performance.

Qiongjie is a place for a 24-hour carnival in Beijing. On the street less than 1 km long, a series of restaurants and restaurants, including Sichuan, Shandong, Guangdong, Hunan, hot pot, barbecue and other flavors, are the most famous of spicy crayfish, pinnacle frog and grilled fish. Hanging red lanterns on Kuojie has become the vane of Beijing’s most popular food.

Accommodation guide

The area of ​​Tiananmen-Forbidden City-Qianmen-Wangfujing is the central area of ​​Beijing, and there are many hotels of various grades. Many of Beijing’s popular attractions are also located in the above areas and can be easily reached. In addition, subway lines 1 and 2 pass through the area, which is very convenient for tourists.

Day3

Morning Tour route

In the morning, I went to visit the “Gongguan Mansion,” the mansion of “the largest corrupt official in China”. The architectural layout of this mansion is even higher than the specifications of the Forbidden City. It is recommended to follow the tour guide to explain the detailed tour, otherwise you will miss many interesting stories and details.

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King Gong’s Mansion (2.5 hours)

Afternoon Tour route

After lunch, you can visit Shichahai. There are many small attractions here, including Song Qingling’s former residence and Guo Moruo’s former residence. You can also go to Yantai Xiejie to experience the profound market style and rich old Beijing characteristics. Heading northeast, you can see the landmark building of old Beijing-the Bell and Drum Tower. If you are not tired, you can go to the crowded Nanluogu Alley to see the alleys on both sides of the alley with a lot of history to say. In the evening, you can enjoy the night view in Houhai. If you are interested, you may experience the bar culture here.

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Shichahai (3 hours), 5 minutes walk, Nanluoguxiang (motorized option, 1.5 hours), 10 minutes walk, Shichahai Bar Street (2 hours)

Traffic strategy

King Gong’s Mansion is located on the west side of Shichahai. After getting off at Beihai North Station of Metro Line 6, walk 300 meters north.
The area of ​​Shichahai-Zhonggulou-Nanluoguxiang can be completed by walking. You can also take a rickshaw to explore the area, and the driver will take you to the alley to tell the story of old Beijing by the way. The regular human tricycle has a service price list, which clearly lists the tour route, tour time and the cost of each tourist.

Dining Strategy

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Shichahai / Nanluoguxiang area retains the old folk customs and history of old Beijing. Naturally, there are many old-fashioned figures, and the bars at the seaside are also the highlights of today. Many high-quality specialty restaurants are hidden in the surrounding alleys. It’s really hard to find something to eat here.

Accommodation guide

Tsinghua University of Beijing-Zhongguancun area is Beijing’s education / technology center, with convenient transportation. Metro Line 4 and multiple bus lines meet here. In addition to many well-known universities, there are also nearby attractions such as the Summer Palace and the Yuanmingyuan. It is recommended to stay here during the second half of Beijing.

Day4

Morning Tour route

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The Yuanmingyuan Scenic Area is relatively large, so it is best to take half a day to play. The attractions in the park mainly include the humanistic landscape in the east and the natural scenery in the west. It is recommended to enter the scenic area from the south gate (you can get off at the Yuanmingyuan subway station) so that you can visit the most important things such as the Zodiac signs and the site of Xiyanglou Sightseeing, then travel west along the coast of Fu to many natural landscapes, and finally leave from the algae garden in the southwest corner.

The Old Summer Palace (3 hours)

Afternoon Tour route

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If you visit Tsinghua University, it is best to enter from the west gate of the school, so you can rent bicycles on campus, so you can easily explore all corners of the campus. Recommended itineraries: Tsinghua West Gate-Lotus Pond Moonlight-Shuimu Tsinghua-Auditorium-Tsinghua School-Second School Gate-Tsinghua West Gate.

Tsinghua University (2 hours)

Evening Tour route

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If you still have energy, you can come to the Bird’s Nest / Water Cube to enjoy the night view at night. It should be noted that these two attractions are not open at night and can only be viewed from the outside.

Bird’s Nest (1 hour), 8 minutes walk, Water Cube (1 hour)

Traffic strategy

To get to Yuanmingyuan, you can take subway line 4 and get off at Yuanmingyuan Station.
To Tsinghua University, you can start from Yuanmingyuan Subway Station and walk about 400 meters east. You can also take a school transportation car inside the school for 2 yuan.
Go to Bird’s Nest / Water Cube and take subway line 8 and get off at Olympic Sports Center Station.

Dining Strategy

Zhongguancun / Tsinghua University is densely populated, and of course there is no shortage of delicious food. Here are a few recommended restaurants with high ratings in the area.

Sichuan cuisine| Yu Shi Hu (Zhongguancun Branch)

Location: West side of Haidian Hospital
Price: 40 yuan per capita
Cheap Sichuan cuisine restaurant, pickled fish and pickled vegetables are recommended.

Xinjiang cuisine| Ba Yi Master Xinjiang Food (Tsinghua East Gate)

Location: Shuangqing Road outside the east gate of Tsinghua University
Price: 80 yuan per capita
A restaurant where you can definitely eat meat, you can see the master’s barbecue process.

Nanjing cuisine| Nanjing Grand Brand (Zhongguancun Branch)

Location: Inside Zhongguancun Plaza Shopping Center
Price: 60 yuan per capita
A restaurant where you can eat authentic Nanjing cuisine, there will also be a pingtan performance in the evening.

Government cuisine| Little Pear Soup (Zhongguancun Branch)

Location: Intersection of Zhongguancun South One and Nansan Street
Price: 80 yuan per capita
Beijing’s well-known official cuisine, pear soup is the town’s main restaurant.

Accommodation guide

Tsinghua University of Beijing-Zhongguancun area is Beijing’s education / technology center, with convenient transportation. Metro Line 4 and multiple bus lines meet here. In addition to many well-known universities, there are also nearby attractions such as the Summer Palace and the Yuanmingyuan. It is recommended to stay here during the second half of Beijing.

Day5

Morning Tour route

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Today’s itinerary is similar to yesterday, and it takes half a day to a day to visit the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace, the most complete preserved royal palace, is known as the “Royal Garden Museum”. The best tour route in about 3 hours is: Donggongmen, Renshoudian, Wenchangyuan, Yulan Hall, Yiyun Hall, Leshou Hall, Promenade, Paiyun Hall, Foxiang Pavilion, Shijie, Cultivation and Mapping Scenic Area, Ruyimen. The building complex of Qianshoushan Qianshan is the essence of the whole park and must not be missed.

Afternoon Tour route

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Visit Beijing University in the afternoon. The sign of the beginning of modern Chinese higher education at Peking University. To go to Peking University, you should enter from the Southeast Gate (requires registration documents). You can visit the library, Weiming Lake, Boyat Tower, Cai Yuanpei and other attractions all the way west, and finally leave from Beida Ximen with a high appearance rate.

Summer Palace (4 hours), 10 minutes by subway, Peking University (2 hours)

Traffic strategy

To get to the Summer Palace, you can take subway line 4 and get off at Beigongmen Station. If you want to enter from the East Palace Gate, you need to get on the subway Beigongmen Station and get off at the Summer Palace Station.
To get to Peking University, get off at Line 4 of Peking University Dongmen Station.

Dining Strategy

Zhongguancun / Tsinghua University is densely populated, and of course there is no shortage of delicious food. Here are a few recommended restaurants with high ratings in the area.

Sichuan cuisine| Yu Shi Hu (Zhongguancun Branch)

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Location: West side of Haidian Hospital
Price: 40 yuan per capita
Cheap Sichuan cuisine restaurant, pickled fish and pickled vegetables are recommended.

Xinjiang cuisine| Ba Yi Master Xinjiang Food (Tsinghua East Gate)

Location: Shuangqing Road outside the east gate of Tsinghua University
Price: 80 yuan per capita
A restaurant where you can definitely eat meat, you can see the master’s barbecue process.

Nanjing cuisine| Nanjing Grand Brand (Zhongguancun Branch)

Location: Inside Zhongguancun Plaza Shopping Center
Price: 60 yuan per capita
A restaurant where you can eat authentic Nanjing cuisine, there will also be a pingtan performance in the evening.

Government cuisine| Little Pear Soup (Zhongguancun Branch)

Location: Intersection of Zhongguancun South One and Nansan Street
Price: 80 yuan per capita
Beijing’s well-known official cuisine, pear soup is the town’s main restaurant.

Accommodation guide

Tsinghua University of Beijing-Zhongguancun area is Beijing’s education / technology center, with convenient transportation. Metro Line 4 and multiple bus lines meet here. In addition to many well-known universities, there are also nearby attractions such as the Summer Palace and the Yuanmingyuan. It is recommended to stay here during the second half of Beijing.

Day6

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Today I went to Badaling to climb the Great Wall. It should be noted that the Badaling Great Wall has two south and north tour routes, and the scenery of different routes is different. Taking the cable car can save a lot of time. If you have enough energy and time after visiting Badaling, you can visit the Ming Tombs. It is recommended to visit Dingling first, because this is the only tomb in the 13 Tombs that has been opened by the underground palace. If you still have time, you can visit the long tomb where Ming Chengzu Zhu Xi was buried.

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Badaling Great Wall (3-4 hours), 1 hour by bus, Ming Tombs (2 hours)

Traffic strategy

There are many ways to go to the Badaling Great Wall, and you can choose according to your situation.
[Bus]: Take bus 919 at Deshengmen Station and get off at Badaling Forest Park. The fare is 12 yuan. If you use the municipal transportation card, there will be a discount. It can be reached within one hour if there is no traffic jam.
[Train S2 line]: The fare is 6 yuan. You need to take a bus at Beijing North Railway Station. The scenic spot can be reached in 1.5 hours. Although it takes a long time, the environment is comfortable, and the Great Wall scenes such as Juyongguan and Shuiguan can be seen on the train.
[Self-driving]: You can take the Beijing-Tibet Expressway to Badaling in the urban area. It can be reached in about 1 hour if there is no traffic jam, or about 2 hours if the road is congested.
[Purchase Products]: Some travel websites provide round-trip transportation booking services for the Badaling Great Wall.

From Badaling to Shisanling Scenic Spot, you can take the corresponding trains to Dagongmen Station at Badaling Great Wall Bus Station, which can be reached in about 1.5 hours. Self-driving requires about 40 kilometers and takes about an hour. It is more convenient to return to Beijing City from the Ming Tombs / Changping, just take the subway Changping Line.

Dining Strategy

The Badaling Great Wall is a suburban attraction. It is not convenient to dine in the surrounding area. It is recommended to bring some dry food for emergency. If the transportation is convenient, you can have lunch in Changping District.

Accommodation guide

The area of Tiananmen-Forbidden City-Qianmen-Wangfujing is the central area of Beijing, and there are many hotels of various grades. Many of Beijing’s popular attractions are also located in the above areas and can be easily reached. In addition, subway lines 1 and 2 pass through the area, which is very convenient for tourists.

The above is China’s Beijing travel guide, Beijing 6th classic route. If you are planning to visit Beijing, don’t miss this guide.

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