City breaks Beijing
Politeness is highly regarded in Beijing as it is in all of China. This might at first seem standoffish or excruciatingly stiff behaviour to the green visitor, but dig a little deeper and you will find a warmth and generosity that overcomes any drawbacks.
It seems lots of Westerners are realising this if you take into account the rise in the number of flights to the East with visitors keen to take city breaks Beijing style.
Children’s city breaks Beijing style
If you are bringing children to China on a city break Beijing is a great place to start. There are enough familiar things to see here on city breaks Beijing will not seem so alien, especially if this is your first visit to Asia.
For the ultimate city breaks Beijing cannot be beaten from visiting giant pandas and golden monkeys at Beijing Zoo to screaming with excitement on a thrilling ride at Happy Valley amusement park. Those city breaks Beijing has to offer must surely be among the best.
What to buy on your city breaks Beijing style
If you want to take home some souvenirs after enjoying a city break Beijing is perfect because it has so many places and items to choose from. Your city break Beijing would not be complete without a visit to some of the many markets.
Try Panjiayuan Antique Market for goods ranging from ancient coins and treasure boxes to leather puppets and Mao alarm clocks. There is sure to be something here that means your city break Beijing was worth it.
The Pearl Market in Hongqiao can be expensive but if you drive a hard bargain with pricing you might get yourself a really good deal. The top quality pearls are on the tops floors where you can also get a great view of the Temple of Heaven.
A tip about bartering – you must do it, and expect the seller to start at around three times the real price. This will give you an idea of how low to start. Carry cash with you as well as it is really only department stores that accept credit cards.
Taking time out
For relaxed city breaks Beijing can prove troublesome as the city whirls and dances around you and can feel quite bewildering to begin with. Take a breath and focus on the places you want to see and stick to those. Otherwise your longed for city breaks Beijing style could turn into a mad rush here there and everywhere.
The more time you take on your city breaks Beijing will open up to you so take a moment to watch dance displays or see old timers writing calligraphy in the dust.
For any city breaks Beijing, or parts of it, can be covered in a few days. It is advisable to have a note of what to visit before arriving. The same is true of flights. You will find choosing BudgetAir to fly with has been a saving grace as savings can be had all year round.