Living in Beijing

The heart of China


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Who's Beijing for?

Beijing, the capital of China, is home to some of the most iconic and historical Chinese attractions. From the Great Wall, one of the 7 wonders of the world, to the beautiful Forbidden City, Beijing is definitely a great place to be for the history enthusiast.

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The Sights of Beijing

With such a stronghold in the development of China, and the rich history Beijing is rooted in, there will be no trouble packing your weekends with places to see and things to do.

Forbidden City

In the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City earned its name by closing itself off to the public in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Easily access the entrance at Tian’anmen East Metro, Line 1.

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Wangfujing Pedestrian Street

One metro ride away from the Forbidden City, or a 15 minute walk, Wangfujing offers modern shopping mixed with cultured street food.

The Great Wall

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall is a must see for any English teacher. Don’t worry about planning ahead, as every hostel and hotel in Beijing offers a paid service to a variety of locations along the Great Wall.

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Second largest city

Even though Beijing is the capital of China, it is not the largest city by population. Shanghai comes in first with an extra three million people.

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Bike Capital

Like Amsterdam, Beijing focuses a lot of its transport on cycling to reduce everyday traffic. Be sure to find plenty of rental bikes available, such as Ofo and Mobike.

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144 Hour VISA

Since December 2017, if you’re from a qualifying country, you can enjoy 6 days in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei without needing to buy a VISA.

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