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What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Toronto, Canada
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What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Hi-My family is making its first trip to Asia and I am a bit confused as to what the best area to stay in Beijing would be. My kids are 6 & 11. We want to be close to the action.

Any other tips would be great!

1. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

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shanghai
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2. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Hi,

I recommend you stay in hu tong hotel will be more interesting and explore the real beijing life. But if you want stay i ciy center ,Novotel Xinqiao Beijing hotel is quite nice with very good location.

Hope your family have a good trip:)

Sherbrooke, Canada
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3. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

What does best mean for you?

Close to what action? Bars? Shopping? A specific attraction?

Manila, Philippines
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4. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

The sights and places to see are almost always far apart but staying in the city center will definitely help.

Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Thanks for the suggestions. By best I mean walking distance to restaurants, shopping and a site or two.

Beijing
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6. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Wangfujing is probably the best bet, walking distance to Tiananmen/Forbidden City, its a massive shopping street with a lot to offer, but if you plan on taking taxis, this area can be nearly impossible to find cabs, especially during the week.

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

Staying in the Xidan area is also very good, lots of food, shopping, transport, and also very close to Forbidden city.

Manila, Philippines
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8. Re: What is the best area to stay in Beijing?

I second Xidan. The Grand Mercure is pretty decent.

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