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Located on Wangfujing Street, The PuXuan Hotel and Spa is around a 10-minute drive to The Forbidden City, Jingshan Park and shopping district. Especially the focus on details and the incredible staff - restaurants and Spa all top
Waldorf Astoria Beijing artfully blends rich Chinese tradition and modern sophistication along the prestigious Jinyu Hutong in Wangfujing. The staff at the Waldorf Astoria Beijing was absolutely amazing!
Ideally located in the heart of the bustling Wangfujing Commercial Area, Sunworld Hotel is surrounded by plenty of well-known shopping malls and stylish restaurants. The location is perfect! We have neatest way to Wangfujing and Gugong, Jinshan Park.
Located in the middle of the shopping hub of Wangfujing, the spectacular Hilton Beijing Wangfujing offers a prime location. The rooms is really spatious, comfy. Friendly and helpful employees.
Located on Wangfujing Street, Prime Hotel offers 5 dining options, an indoor pool and parking(RMB15/hour). Rooms feature free WiFi and city views. This place is quiet and clean and the staff very professional.
Set in a classic French-orient architecture, Beijing Hotel NUO showcases the charm of Old China with its rich furnishings and priceless antiques. A historic hotel in a great location.
Ideally located in the heart of the bustling Wangfujing Commercial Area, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing is surrounded by plenty of popular shopping malls and stylish restaurants. The location is perfect! Near all centrall places, including the Forbidden Ciry.
Well set in Beijing, Dasein Youlan Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with private parking and room service.
Well situated in the center of Beijing, East Sacred Hotel-Very near Beijing Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, The temple of heaven,3 minutes walk from Wangfujing Subway Station, Located in the... Clean, staff were friendly, and got an amazing price per night.
Located in the center of Beijing, a 10-minute walk from Tiananmen Square, 7Days Premium Beijing Tiananmen Square Branch provides air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi.
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Jinjiang Inn Beijing Wangfujing is located in Beijing, 2297 feet from Wangfujing Street and 1.2 mi from Forbidden City.
Conveniently located in the Dongcheng District district of Beijing, Atour Hotel Beijing Tiananmen Wangfujing Pedestrian is located 1.1 miles from Forbidden City, 1.4 miles from Tiananmen Square and... Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is superb, right at wangfujing street, easy access to food...
Set next to The Geological Museum of China, Jinjiang Inn Beijing Xisi offers accommodations in Beijing. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided in all areas.
From entrance to exit, it is only a one-way street, so you can't exactly go out from the way you come in. They do have souvenir shops inside with average price. It is a long walk from entrance to exit with lots of seating area. From the exit, the nearest metro station will be at least 1,5km away. I think it's best for you to invest in Sightseeing bus for that day for convenience.
Best to find a english guide to bring you in. It will be faster too. And inside all the infrastructures are almost the same. The guide can provide good history on whats all the different houses are for...
You really need to reserve tickets online in advance. The official website to do this is of course only in Chinese; you need to use online travel service sites (ctrip or similar) if you are the average western tourist; it works just by giving them online your passport nr and pay by creditcard. Do not expect a confirmation reference number or anything like that: they apparently "register" your passport nr in the entrance ticketing system and you just go with the crowd to arrive to the gate and then show your passport to the guards. Surprisingly - considering the colossal crowds - it does work. There ARE possibly some tickets left for onsite purchase that you COULD buy at the ticketing counter on the day in the morning but A. you need to FIND that counter. Again, colossal crowds and immense spaces with practically zero information signalled in English... and B. they may run out in a few minutes after opening. (by the time you make your way through to the ticket counters those few tickets would be swapped up by the better informed/ faster local tourists)
I highly suggest to book the visit in advance. The place is really crowded and tickets go sold out really fast. It's tricky because you cannot book it on the official website more than 10 days in advance and it always sold out 2 days before. Also you need some specific information such as Chinese phone number (you might use the hotel one) and to book in on a computer not on a phone. I would suggest buying the ticket in experiences websites, you will probably pay a little bit more but you can ensure the entrance.
In summer when we visited it was extremely busy and hot. The automatic tour guide machines don’t work so well. Perhaps better experienced with a tour guide who can get you ahead of the crowds and explain everything
Amazing place! Book online, and check the treasures and the clocks exhibitions. They're worth the extra time. If you want to explore this place thoroughly or without a hurry, prepare to spend 4 hours +. To book online by yourself you need a Chinese phone number, your passport number and a computer. The online booking system does not work with mobiles or tablets. If you can, avoid the weekend due to the number of visitors. If it's sunny, use sunblock. Bring an empty backpack in case you want to buy special items from the shops inside the palace. Most of them are by the North exit. Save some energy at the end if you want to go to the park in the north of the palace, to see some panoramic views of the city and the palace.
The staff at the reception were super friendly and went out of their ways to help me out with whatever requests or needs I had. Especially Xiao Wang, who speaks English and managed to find the way so I get visit the Forbidden City, even though the tickets were sold out. The cleaning lady was also very helpful whenever I lacked of anything. Thank you, you made a huge difference during this stay!
The purpose for my Beijing trip was to visiting the Great Wall and the forbidden city. The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting Mutianyu part of the Great Wall. There is a direct bus route right behind the hotel. The hotel is also 1 minute away from subway, very convenient. The hotel is recently renovated so everything looks new and clean. Overall I liked my stay.
Very helpful and friendly staff. Feels like home. Beautiful home. We had lovely breakfast, very tasty. Very comfortable beds￼. Quite and relaxing environment. Mark is very knowledgeable and organized Forbidden city visit and delicious Peking duck for us. Very close to metro station and for palace museum…
I really like the location of the hotel, it's smaller than what I expected but it's very convenient to go places especially since there is the subway station just minutes away. Also, there are many shopping centers and the famous Forbidden City/ Tiananmen Square close by.
The staff were SUPER helpful despite our limited Mandarin. The location is very convenient to the Forbidden City. This venue is a trendy and historical part of the city. The bed and pillows were amazingly comfortable. Free coffee and hot water in the lobby.
This is a great property. Great price and a great location. Close to many locations, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Baihal park. About 100 meters to a subway station. Many restaurants, pedestrian street right by the hotel. I will book this place agian
I found it very close to the subway station like around 5 minutes walk will do. It take me about 30 min to travel from hotel to the forbidden city (故宫). The location is good.
The location was perfect. The hutong was so quiet and it was easy to get share bikes for the four of us. We rode down to the Forbidden City - it was a lovely ride!
location is good, few meters from the subway, near wangfujing and the forbidden city and tianmen square. very clean
Visiting the Great Wall and the Forbidden City is a must
Winter is a good time to avoid the crows, but you still have to be early for the forbidden city and the smog is of course worse in winter.
Don't use the Tours that are being offered , learn to use the subway trains are very efficient .You can get around anywhere in Beijing for 2 RMB , so traveling anywhere is very cheap .You only need to pay for your entrance fees wherever you go . The forbidden City and the Summer Palace gives you a very good idea of their rich culture .
Visit the hutongs area north of Forbidden City - a good experience of the very old and modern Beijing
The main places to see are easily accessible and not expensive. The Forbidden City is amazing (I paid for the audio guide), and explains a lot about the life and times of the emperors who lived there. Walking around the hutongs gives you the opportunity to see a part of the city that is still as it has been for many years, so see them before they disappear!. Of course a day trip to the Wall will help you appreciate how the Chinese tried to keep marauders and invaders out of their territory - quite an amazing piece of civil engineering even though it didn't in the end prevent Genghis Khan from entering the kingdom.
You cannot!!! Unless it is deep winter and snow has fallen... But do yourself a favor - do not travel to Beijing for sightseeing on the first week of October (National Holidays). Third day of holidays 2014 (peak time of course is the first) Forbidden City count for a day was 140 000 people!!! Weather wise best is September...