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    Excellent Local Guide

    by Nissanmit Updated Sep 11, 2010

    I have been to Beijing twice. Once in 2007 and now in 2010. Alvin Jiang, a local guide, never fails to impress me on both my visits! His service attitude is A+++. I will recommend him to ANYONE who is serious about having a good and decent time in Beijing. Alvin is honest, realiable and totally NICE! Drop me a message for his email and mobile, and I will gladly share it with you. I don't know how else to thank this great guy except to recommend him onwards.

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    Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai

    by K.Knight Written Sep 10, 2008

    A very inexpensive way of traveling throughout China is to Catch the overnight train services.
    The ticket fro Beijing to Shanghai was approx 45 Yuan (US$7.50 in July 2008) and represented the transport and accommodation costs.
    The compartments sleep 6, the beds are very comfortable and the trip proved to be hassle free.
    For the cheap cost of the ticket you can always book out the entire compartment!!

    Anne onher bunk Beijing to Shanghai express
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    Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai - 2.

    by K.Knight Written Sep 10, 2008

    When you choose to take the overnight train I would suggest packing food and drinks for both dinner and breakfast. (And perhaps a few snacks.)
    Anne and I took 5 overnight trains in China and we chose to either eat with the “locals” in the dining car or to purchase fresh fruit, drinks or pre cooked meals from the “snack” trolley that comes along at regular intervals.
    We found that eating in the dining car was fun as we laughed and joked with the locals, drank beers and played cards.

    ���snack��� trolley Beijing Railway Station
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    Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai - 3.

    by K.Knight Written Sep 10, 2008

    The only real hassles when traveling on the overnight trains are:

    1. The tight security checkpoints!

    The crowds spill out of the station and onto the sidewalk. There are no organized queues and it seems to be either a first in first served basis or, if you are Chinese, just push your way to the front as quick as you can because you are the most important person here!
    You must open every bottle of water that you have and take a drink to show the police that it is water and not a corrosive liquid.
    All bags are x-rayed. (The same as an airport.)
    Once past security you are herded to a waiting room that is allocated for your train and you simply wait!
    The crowds are MASSIVE!

    Security Lets all push in so we can wait in here! Waiting for the train
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    Catch the Local Bus

    by K.Knight Written Sep 10, 2008

    With the cheap price of Taxis in Beijing, some would ask "Why bother catching a local bus?"
    I believe that when you travel you need to experience the culture of everyday life of the local people. Anne and I therefore like to catch a local bus/subway/train etc at least once.
    Like the BRT express service, the local bus is only 1 Yuan per trip. (Approx US$0.10 cents in July 2008.)
    Yes taxis are cheap but you do not get to experience the locals and take a leisurley sightseeing trip for an inexpensive price.

    Inside a modern local bus.
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    English speaking Taxi driver

    by jlanza29 Written May 18, 2009

    On the 2nd night in Beijing we were standing at a que at the Grand Hyatt hotel waiting to get to our hotel, which was only about 3 miles away but we had done a great amount of walking, so we wanted to cab it, but several taxi's wouldn't take us because it was a short ride....but one cab driver did...and we were so glad we ended up with him.

    His English name is David Yao and he speaks enough english to communicate with you and it help quit a bit, we ended up hiring him for the day to take us to Badaling section of the great wall, the Ming tombs and the Summer palace all for 400 RMB. He picked us up on time at our hotel drove us, waited as we saw the sites. He gave me his business card and wanted to make sure I let people know about his services...

    His mobile number is : 86-10-136-8155-2975
    He's email address is : Yaochunwei0608@yahoo.com.cn

    I would highly recommend him to anyone, he was honest and well priced....

    We also asked him to take us back to the airport and he charge us 90 RMB. And with the amount of traffic there is in Beijing it was well worth it.

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    Day trip to Chengde

    by idy Written Jul 24, 2009

    All you have to do is catch an early bus direct to Chengde and then hop into a cab or bus (lots of buses go to the Summer Resort) when you get to the Chengde bus station. At the end of the day, you can catch a bus back to Beijing at the same bus station, there're buses leaving fairly regularly, even at night.

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    Beijing to Ulan-Bator

    by wangyixuan1981 Written Nov 11, 2009

    According to Internet, international train between Beijing and UlanBator runs only on Monday. The tickets cannot be sold at stations. Check with the agency CITS.

    http://www.cits.net/citsonlineWeb/online/homepage_EN/transportation/2009_inttrain.htm

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    By plane

    by monica78 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    They are not so good in English so even taxi can be bad transportation.
    A English guide can be good suggestion!

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    Geting Beijing by air is a...

    by yuk13 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Geting Beijing by air is a norm. There are daily international flights to and from most of the major cities around the world.
    Within the city, taxi is the most ideal transportation.

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    Airplane and Train

    by kittyzhaojin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    the taffic transportation are terrible in holidays.
    to some place ,cycling or walking could be nice and convenient.

    Subway
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