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  • Beijing (PEK)


    Country: China

    DISTANCE FROM ALMATY

    3257 km/ 2036miles

    FLIGHT DURATION

    4 hours 30 minutes

    LOCAL TIME

    GMT +8

    CLIMATE

    Beijing's climate is defined as "continental monsoon." The four seasons are distinctly recognizable. Spring and autumn is the best time to be in Beijing, particularly in the months of April, May, September and October. Autumn is considered to be the best time to visit Beijing as the skies are clear and the weather is very comfortable. The four seasons are very clear in Beijing with a temperate spring, rainy summer, clear autumn, and a cold, snowy winter. The average temperature throughout the year is 11.80. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of -4.60 and the hottest month is July at an average temperature of 26.10. Unfortunately, spring and autumn are shorter than summer and winter. Although winter is technically longer, that should not keep you from travelling to Beijing as indoor heating is widely available. Nevertheless, as the indoor/outdoor temperature difference is rather large, travelers should be prepared with warm clothing and a thick coat is recommended for the colder months of the year. In winter, off-season discounts are to be had as well.

    AIRPORT

    Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China, and 25.35km from the Tiananmen Square, center of Beijing city. It is not only an aviation gateway of Beijing and a window for international communication, but also a radial center for China civil aviation network, featured in a large-scale international airport, with most important location, biggest scale, fullest facilities and busiest transportation in China.

    Airport Tax : RMB90.00 for international flight and RMB 50.00 for domestic flight (approximate).
    * All taxes are prepaid and should be on the passengers’ ticket prior to departure.
    Transport to City and Charges: Taxis RMB 80.00 - 150.00 (approximate).
    Shuttle buses: RMB 16.00.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    All visitors may enter provided they are in possession of valid passports. For visa inquiry, please check with the Chinese Consulate.

    * For detailed and up-to-date information on visa requirement please refer to the local immigration authorities direct or through your travel agent.

    On arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have to go through the following procedures, just as in other countries. The first check you have to pass is the Quarantine Check. At the checkpoint, you will be required to show your visa and passport and fill in a Health Declaration Form.

    Frontier Inspection: During this procedure, you are required to fill in Entry Registration Cards, and present your passport, visa and quarantine certificates for inspection.

    CURRENCY

    Currency of China – yuan (CNY) also called RENMINBI (RMB; literally – «national money»). The main unit of the Chinese currency — yuan, auxiliary — jiao and fen. 1 yuan = 10 jiao, 1 jiao = 10 fens.

    BUSINESS HOURS

    Government: 0830 to 1700 Monday to Friday
    Banks: 0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday
    Shops: 0900 to 2130 Monday to Sunday

    LANGUAGE

    Mandarin

    UTILITIES

    220 volts, 50 Hertz

    TRANSPORTATION

    International car rental companies, taxis, public buses and underground trains.

    From Beijing International airport you can reach the city central either by shuttle buses or taxi.

    POINTS OF INTEREST

    Beijing is the capital city of China as well as a well-known historical and cultural city. It is the political, economic, transportation and cultural center of the country; There are many splendid cultural arts and interests.

    The city has a long history as the imperial center of the Middle Kingdom, with the forbidden city, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the tombs of 13 Ming emperors, which has been listed as world cultural relics. In addition, the city's quadrangles, roast ducks and other local refreshments all attract tourists.

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International: 2 to 11 yrs. Domestic: 2 to 14 yrs.
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less than 2 yrs.
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