Welcome To Beijing
Welcome the best city in the world. Well, we would say that, after all, it's our home. We want you to love being in Beijing as much as we do. We will not only help you find your way around, but also show you what we think are some of the highlights.
Recognized as the only award winning international luxury hotel in the Olympic Business District, InterContinental Beijing Beichen is conveniently interconnected with the China National Convention Center (CNCC), one of Asia’s largest convention center. Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC), the Olympic Forest Park, National Olympic Stadium and China National Tennis Center are all within walking distance from the hotel while the business centers of Zhongguancun Science & Technology Park.
Rent a hotel car or take a taxi which takes you 15 minutes to the Lama Temple at the northeast corner of the Beijing city. The travelers will find an elegant and ancient temple known as the Yonghe Lamaery, which is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Then, you may enjoy a very cool shopping at one of the Beijing’s charming shopping area Sanlitun Village with hip outdoor mall-type shopping experience and ultra-cool shops such as Beijing’s Adidas and Apple flagship stores.
To enjoy a tradition culture Hutong tour at Houhai area. Around the south and along the west side of HouHai are a variety of teahouses, cafes, bars and boutiques that combine modern and traditional elements in their unique designs. Taking a rickshaw tour around the HouHai area to visit the ancient courtyard will make your travel experience different.
A classic nightlife with the world famous acrobatic show, it is not to be missed entertainment in the evening. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts and more. Afterwards to discover the culinary secrets in carving the duck at Beijing’s most famous duck restaurant located in the ancient granary.
Climate of Beijing
Beijing is located in the warm temperature zone and has a continental climate. Annual rainfall averages nearly 700 millimetres, most of it comes in July and August. The frost-free period is 185 days.The average temperature throughout the whole year is 11.7℃. The average temperatures of the hottest month, July and the coldest month January range from 27℃and -4.6℃. The short seasons, spring (usually from February to April) and autumn (usually from August to October) are better seasons for visiting Beijing. The best time to visit Beijing is May, September and October, when people enjoy bright sunny sky and with few tourists crowding in the attractions. The four seasons in Beijing are distinct. Winter is dry and cold and has little snow, Summer is hot and rainy. If you come to Beijing in spring, you could wear jeans and sweater. You may also bring a warm cap because it is a little windy during this period. In summer the temperature could reach as high as 30 C. T-shirts and pants are the best bet. Sunglass and parasol are necessary to shelter from sunshine. Autumn is beautiful season in Beijing. But it is better to bring some heavy clothes with you. In winter, you should prepare a heavy woolen sweater, and a long wind coat or a down jacket. Generally there will be several heavy snowfalls each winter, so it is always wise for you to have anti-skidding shoes with you.
Geography of Beijing
Beijing Municipality consists of six city districts (previously eight, see Xuanwu and Chongwen), eight suburban districts and two rural counties. It covers a total area of 16,807.8 km2 (6,489.5 sq mi). By land area, the municipality is slightly smaller than Swaziland and slightly larger than the U.S. state of Connecticut. The terrain is roughly 38% flat and 62% mountainous. The city is 150 km inland from the Bohai Sea via Tianjin Municipality in the southeast. Aside from Tianjin, Beijing is bordered on all other sides by Hebei Province, including a piece wedged between Beijing and Tianjin.
Besides its famous Peking Duck and noodle-based dishesof the north, Beijing can provide a taste of just about every other regional cuisine.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Beijing has more than 1,000 restaurants serving food from all over the world. Although famous for Peking Duck and noodle-based dishes of the north, the city can also provide a taste of just about every other regional cuisine, including Shanghainese, Hunanese, Cantonese, and Sichuan. As for Western cuisine, France is represented by Maxim’s of Paris. All large hotels offer cosmopolitan fare, from Mexican at the Sara Hotel to German at the Great Wall Sheraton. When dining in Beijing, remember that people eat early. Lunch hour is 11am.-2pm. and dinner 5pm.-8pm. Restaurants are packed at lunch. Hours in hotels and smaller and privately run establishments are more flexible. Donghuamen Night Market (off Wangfuijing) is a good option when you want to try one of the local dishes. This area is packed with numerous food stalls and market stalls. You can also give at a try at Yong An Li vegetable market. Beijing also has an impressive array of restaurants suited for the international business people. Be prepared to pay for it as well. Besides that, it won’t be much of a problem to find a pleasant restaurant where you can enjoy, in an authentic setting, one of the northern Chinese meat dishes. For those who want to know: yes, McDonalds has also found its way to China’s capital (31A Dongchangan Jie).
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Beijingh has been the heart of China's history for centuries and renowned for its opulent palaces, temples and huge stone walls and gates.
- 8, Beichen West Road
- Beijing , 100105
- China, People's Republic Of
- Front Desk +86-10-84371188
Distance 25 KM / 15.53 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): ￥16.00 (CNY)
Taxi Charge (one way): ￥100.00 (CNY)
Time by taxi: 40 mins
Take airport express way to the 4th ring road and go straight to National Stadium and turn right to Beichen West Road. The hotel is on the right side of the main road just behind the Water Cube or National Aquatic Center
Station Name: Beijing Station
Distance 20.0 KM / 12.43 MI SOUTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: ￥40.00 (CNY)
Subway Name: Olympic Green
Distance 0.4 KM / 0.25 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Subway Station: ￥10.00 (CNY)
Subway line 5: Exit A of Datunludong Station : Drive on Da Tun Lu to the west for 2km until Beichen Xi Road where turn left and drive on Beichen Xi Lu for 1km and turn left at the first turning Subway Line 10: Exit C1 of Beitucheng Station. Turn left out of Beitucheng Station and drive along Bei Tu Cheng Xi Lu to the west for 500m and then turn right until you find Beichen Xi Road exit.
- Parking Available/132 Spaces
- Parking for free on the ground and undergraound parking costs RMB 5.00yuan per hour
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
From the airport express way take Siyuan Bridge exit, drive from the east to the west on the North Fourth Ring Road until Bei Chen West Road and then turn right. Go along Beichen West Road from the south to the north until the 2nd traffic light. The hotel is on the intersection of Guo Jia Ti Yu Chang Beilu & Beichen West Road.
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- Wireless Data Connection