Five Star Red Flag-the Chinese national flag, flies high in the sky above the Square. To see the guard of honor raise the Flag is a must for the tourist visiting Beijing City. You have to get up very early and arrive at the Square before sunrise. Only by doing so can you see the ceremony clearly as there are crowds of people attending the ceremony every day.
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After a day's tour, nighttime can hold other surprises for you. These can vary from traditional performances such as the traditional opera, acrobatics and martial arts to modern ones like concerts, pubs and clubs. Tianqiao Area and Laoshe Teahouse are good venues for tourists to enjoy Chinese folk culture; while Sanlitun Bar Street is an ideal choice if you are a party-loving night owl.
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Beijing is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year. From Jan 1st, 2013, passport holders of 45 countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany etc. are granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Beijing Capital Airport.
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It is said that there are two things that you must do when visiting Beijing: One is to enjoy the roast duck and the other is to take a stroll on the Great Wall. There is simply quite nothing like a perfectly roasted duck with bronzed crispy skin and tender, succulent meat. There are literally dozens of restaurants that serve this famous dish, but perhaps the best known are Quanjude and Bianyifang.
There are 11 regular airport shuttle lines operating to Beijing Airport. Line 3, Line 4 and Line 5 travel in both directions leave every 15 minutes, while other lines in less than 30 minutes. Passengers can buy tickets for the shuttle at the airport or any of the stops in the downtown area.