Where to stay in Beijing
A mystery to many combining deep held traditions that fizz alongside modernity and new technology, Beijing is on the edge of becoming a worldwide phenomena. Now is the time to go there before it gets overrun by even more people. Even now flights are increasing, matching demand, and the hotels Beijing has are gearing up for an explosion of visitors.
The best hotels Beijing has to offer
For peaceful hotels Beijing is probably not the place to come. With a staggering population, this city heaves day and night with life, vibrancy and purpose. It does not want to rest and neither do all the hotels Beijing has to offer.
Depending on your budget, there are hotels Beijing has that can cater for the very rich down to the more thrifty customer. You must be aware that many of the staff at the hotels Beijing has will not speak English. Also most of the hotels Beijing offers only charge full rates during major holidays. If you try your luck other times at your hotel Beijing might seem more appealing as rates could drop.
A few of the best hotels Beijing has are located in the hutong or alleyways. This is especially true if you are seeking a hotel Beijing has for a tour of the ancient parts of the city. The hutong are passageways hiding historic courtyards, first established after Genghis Khan laid waste to the city in 1215. Not many hotels Beijing has exist here but you will find charming pockets of real Chinese life.
The Summer Palace
Once you venture out of your hotel Beijing becomes a place of wonder. One such monument is the Summer Palace which deserves at least half a day’s sightseeing. There are temples, pavilions, lakes, and gardens to feast your eyes on throughout the park.
With it being one of the most popular sights in the city, do not be surprised if you are constantly having to wait for long lines of tour groups to pass by. This still will not detract from the sheer magnitude of the spectacle though.
Take time to wander around the Buddhist Fragrance Pavilion linked to the Cloud Dispelling Hall. Then marvel at the paintings in the Long Corridor or cross the Kunming Lake to South Lake Island and the Dragon King Temple where Empress Dowager Cixi prayed for rain in times of drought.
The Summer Palace was the place where the emperors retreated to during the hot season to get away from the immense heat of the Forbidden City. It is situated about 10km north of Beijing and is reached by subway and bus, or if you are feeling fit, a two hour cycle ride along a canal.
Now is a great time to visit Beijing and China. With its up and coming rise in fortune the more hotels Beijing has will be vying for your business, giving you increasingly tantalising deals. As with these hotels Beijing has, so Vayama would like your business and with its tantalising deals on flights, this is an opportunity not to miss.