Cheap flights to Beijing, China
There are two major airports in Beijing, namely Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY). However, Nanyuan Airport is set to close at the end of this year following the completion of Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Flights to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
The airport is located around 32 kilometres away from downtown Beijing. A taxi from the airport terminal to the city centre costs around CNY150 (RM92), inclusive of the toll gates and fuel charges. The journey duration is less than an hour. Alternatively, you can take the Airport Express Line from Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. The trains depart every 15 minutes, and a ticket costs CNY25 (RM15).
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Flights to Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
Beijing Nanyuan Airport is the second largest airport in Beijing. It does not only function as a commercial airfield but also as a military base for the Chinese army.
The airport is situated around 13 kilometres away from downtown Beijing. The taxi service to the city centre costs CNY50 (RM31). There are also airport shuttle buses that take between 1.5-2 hours, with tickets costing CNY24 (RM15).
Travelling to Beijing
Best time to visit Beijing
The weather in Beijing is pleasant all year round. However, the best time to visit Beijing would be from March to May, in spring. During these months, the weather is cool and you can enjoy the beautiful sight of flowers blooming across the entire city. Another good time to visit Beijing is in August, the peak of summer. The temperature will be warm, at an average of 25 degrees Celsius, and there are interesting festivals to join in.
Things to do in Beijing
Beijing is the Republic of China's heartland and the second biggest city after Shanghai. It is the country's vocational, cultural, and political centre. Naturally, there are tons of interesting places to visit in Beijing during your stay.
The first attraction that you have to see would be the Great Wall of China. Some of the best sections of this historical treasure, such as Mutianyu, Juyongguan and Simatai, can be accessed from Beijing. There are many tours that will take you there, so browse and have your pick.
Another must-visit landmark in Beijing is the Forbidden City. This complex served as an imperial palace for multiple centuries and dynasties, including the Ming Dynasty which is known as the most iconic and successful dynasty in China. The Forbidden City covers a whopping 720,000 square metres, of which around 60% is open to the public. Following your visit, head to the nearby Jingshan Park to get a view of the complex from above.
Beijing travel budget
Beijing uses the Yuan Renminbi (also known as Chinese Yuan) as its currency. As of 30 April 2019, CNY10 = RM6.10.
The cost of accommodation in Beijing is relatively high when compared to the rest of the country. A budget hostel costs CNY100-130 (RM61-80) per night, while a three-star hotel can cost CNY3,300 (RM2,025) per night. Luckily, there are a lot of cheap food options in Beijing. A budget of CNY90 (RM53) is sufficient to cover all meals for the day. For example, a whole roasted duck which can feed four persons costs no more than CNY150 (RM91) at a local restaurant.
Beijing, China visa information for Malaysians
Malaysians need to apply for a visa before entering Beijing. You can obtain it from the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The whole process usually takes around 4 to 7 working days.
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Information is accurate as of 30 April 2019.
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