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China's capital and second-largest city (after Shanghai) is more than 3,000 years old but it moves at a dizzying pace.  Beijing is home to some of the most notable attractions such as Tiananmen Square, the largest open-urban square in the world, the Forbidden City and its Palace Museum, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven and the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Chairman Mao is also here - embalmed in his mausoleum. For a visit through old Beijing, a hutong (narrow alleyways) tour in a rickshaw under swaying, red lanterns is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city.

For the Olympic Games in 2008, Beijing started an ambitious building programme and its architectural legacy includes the National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") and the National Swimming Centre ("Water Cube"). For art and culture, visit the Dashanzi Art District. For shopping, head to Oriental Plaza shopping mall, Wangfujing Street and Panjiayuan Market where you can pick up almost-perfect counterfeit fashion.

International (and domestic) flights to Beijing land at Capital Airport, China's busiest airport.

Airport Overview

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is one of the world’s largest and busiest airports, which is to be expected in the world’s most populous country. The airport was revamped and upgraded for the Olympic Games in 2008 and now it is the second-busiest international air-hub, after Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International.

Beijing Airport has three terminals all of which have a wide selection of shopping, food and beverage options to keep even the most difficult traveller entertained during stopovers or while waiting to board.

China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Air China all use Beijing Capital International Airport as a hub. There are direct flights to Beijing Capital International Airport from almost all the airports in China as well as many Asian, European, African and North and South American airports.

Passengers using Beijing’s airport are certain to notice the beauty of the airport. As with many Chinese constructions the art of Feng Shui is employed to give the building, and the business it houses, good luck and positive energy. The red colour of the roof in terminal three is the Chinese colour of good luck.

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Avg temp for this month inBeijing Capital International30.7 °CSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inBeijing Capital International156.5 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flight time toBeijing Capital International9 hrs 52 mins
Foreign-exchange rate inBeijing Capital International¥1.00 = £0.10Source: Oanda
Airlines flying toBeijing Capital InternationalCathay Pacific, Air France and Air China
Available deals toBeijing Capital International2965
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Number of partners with deals toBeijing Capital International35
Lowest flight deal toBeijing Capital International£532
Avg flight offer toBeijing Capital International£961

 How much do things cost in Beijing?

  • One-way ticket (local transport): £0.19
  • Meal at McDonald's or similar: £2.69
  • Pair of Nike trainers: £69.68
  • A dozen eggs: £1.20
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £0.96
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: £1.54
  • Pair of jeans: £63.32
  • Small bottle of water (0.33 litre): £0.21
  • Large bottle of water: £0.45
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £0.36
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