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Beijing Transport China - Beijing is a city that offers visitor’s the best of China. Attractions include the Forbidden City, Tian’an Men Square, and the Great Wall of China. The city offers a cultural charm that few places in the world can match. It is a unique and beautiful city where inhabitants fly kites and practice tai chi in the morning. While the Cultural Revolution has brought the modern world to this city – it still displays its long and ancient history.

The Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is situated 25km (16 miles) northeast of Beijing. Fortunately, a dedicated Airport Expressway connects the airport with the center of Beijing. A railway is opening in 2008, and an Airport-City Shuttle is available from outside all terminals and offers a choice of five routes into the city. Metered taxi service is available as well.

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The Beijing metro offers four lines (two underground and two light rails). The system includes the Circle Line (Line 2), Line 1, Line 8, and Line 13. There are additional lines that are planned to be completed in 2008. Stations are numbered, and platform signs indicate the next station in each direction – so navigating the metro is very easy.

Taxi service is available; however city streets are often clogged so travel can be very slow. Taxi service, as well as any street transportation, should be avoided for this reason. All taxis are metered. Buses are available as well; however the bus should be a last resort.

Travel by bicycle can be a great way to experience Beijing, however only recommended for the enthusiast who is comfortable on a bike, as there are many bikes in the city. During certain times of the day, however, bicycles can travel faster than a taxi or a bus.

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Beijing Interesting Facts

  • Beijing is one of the four great Ancient Capitals of China.
  • Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • The city of Beijing has been renamed several times throughout history as Zhongdu, Dadu, Cambuluc, Shuntian, and Peiping.
  • Mongol forces burned the city to the ground in 1215.
  • Beijing was the largest city in the world from 1425 to 1650, and 1710 to 1825.
  • The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420.
  • Beijing’s population exceeds 17.4 million inhabitants.
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