A Traveler’s guide to the Beijing Subway

On June 13, 2012, in Beijing, Getting Around, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When I made my plans to travel to Beijing I was delighted to hear about the subway system.  Having rode subways from the Boston T to England’s Underground I thought my transition to the Beijing subway would be seemless.  Boy was I wrong.  Learn from my mistakes, and your China Travel will be much easier […]

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Ready – ‘Steady’ – Go!

On May 2, 2012, in Beijing, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

With the rapidly increasing number of vehicles on Beijing’s roads controlling traffic has become a real challenge. Even building new roads and extending the subway system still can’t cope with the rapidly growing number of road-users. When you travel to Beijing you will certainly see a difference to many other big cities. The best way […]

Drifting on the Beijing Subway

On April 11, 2012, in Beijing, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

In every bigger city in the world there is a subway system and in general they are not that different from each other. But it still needs some getting used to, to find your way around. In most cases it’s a rather cheap, fast and easy way to get around town because it’s pretty much […]

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An Underground Adventure

On January 13, 2012, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Beijing is a very busy city; it is one of the few cities that never sleep. Therefore no matter what time of day it is, there is always traffic. In your travels within Beijing the best way to get around is via the subway lines, you can also organise and take the train from the […]

A Simple Guide to Airport Transportation

On September 6, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

You may be wondering about the possible transport options from Beijing Capital International Airport to your Beijing hotel accommodation. Few airlines arrive at Terminal 1 which caters to mostly domestic flights, so you will most likely arrive at 2 or 3. Terminal 2 is the base for major airlines such as KLM, Delta and China […]

The Survival Guide to the Beijing Subway

On September 6, 2011, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

  The Beijing subway is the one of the most surreal experiences I have ever come across on my Beijing Tour. It is the 5th busiest in the world and currently consists of 14lines and some 209 miles of operating lines which intends to keep growing until 2015. The busiest line, Line 1, cuts through the entire […]

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Overline Bridge Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Overline Bridge is located at the outside of Zhengyang Gate in the east of Xuanwu district. The marble bridge was constructed over a small Longxugou river, flowing from west to east. The emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasty used to cross the river through this bridge on the way to the Temple of Heaven. Therefore, […]

Overline Bridge (Tianqiao)

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Constructed over the Longxu ditch, the original OverlineBridge was located in the northwest of the Temple of Heaven. In the ancient times only the Emperor was allowed to cross this bridge, symbolizing the son of Heaven entering to the Temple of Heaven. It was therefore called the “Tianqiao” (Overline) Bridge.  In the past, the Overline […]

Beijing Underground-Convenience vs Piling

On August 18, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

You just arrive Beijing through Air China and begin your Beijing Tours, what is the first public transport you might use? I guess you might use the famous Beijing subway. It is not a long story for Beijing subway. The first line opened in 1969 and the network now has 14 lines, 172 stationsand 336 km of […]

 

Mastering the Underground

On July 7, 2011, in Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

With a growing population of 1.3 billion people, by far the world’s largest, what’s a country to do in terms of transportation? Develop the urban underground! As of now, 11 major cities in China boast subway systems: Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Wuhan, Shenyang, Tianjin, Nanjing, and Chongqing. 20 additional cities have applied for […]

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