Beijing Introduction

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   Beijing is located in the northeastern corner of China. The city limits of Beijing extend some 80km (50mi), including the urban and the suburban areas and the nine counties under its administration. Mountainous along the north and west, and flat in the southeast, Beijing municipality has a total area of 16,800 sq km (6552 sq mi).

Area: 16,800 sq km (6552 sq mi)
Population:13 million
Country: People's Republic of China
People: 95% Han Chinese
Main language: Mandarin (putonghua)
Time zone: GMT/UTC plus 8 hours
Tel ephone area code: 010

Embassy:

Afghanistan, Embassy of Islamic State of
Add: 8 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Tel : 6532 1582
Fax: 6532 2269
 

Albania, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 28 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 1120
Fax: 6532 5451

Algeria, Embassy of Democratic People's Republic of
Add: 7 Sanlitun Lu, Sanlitun
Tel : 6532 1231 / 2
Fax: 6532 1648

Angola, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 1-13-1 Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 6968
Fax: 6532 6992

Argentina, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 11 Dongwu Jie, Sanlitun
Tel : 6532 2090, 6532 2142, 6532 1406
Fax: 6532 2319

Armenia, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 4-1-61, Tayuan Diplomatic Compound,
Tel : 6532 5677
Fax: 6532 3297
 

Australia, Embassy of
Add: 21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun
Tel : 6532 2331 - 7
Fax: 6532 4605

Austria, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 5 Xiushui Nan Lu., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 2061 - 3, 6532 1777 (Commercial Section)
Fax: 6532 1505

Azerbijan, Embassy of Republic of
Add: 2-10-2, Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 4614
Fax: 6532 4615
 

Bahrain, Embassy of the State of
Add: 2-9-1, Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 5025 / 8, 6532 5017
Fax: 6532 5016

Bangladesh, Embassy of People's Republic of
Add: 42 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 2521, 6532 3706, 6532 1819 (Ambassador), 6532 2764 (Commercial Section)
Fax: 6532 4346

Belarus, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 2-10-1, Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 6426
Fax: 6532 6417

Belgium, Embassy of
Add: 6 Sanlitun Lu, Sanlitun
Tel : 6532 1736 - 8, 6532 2782
Fax: 6532 5097

Benin, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 38 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 2741, 6532 3122, 6532 2302 (Secretary)
Fax: 6532 5103

Bolivia, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 2-3-2, Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 4370, 6532 3074
Fax: 6532 4686

Botswana, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 1-8-1, 1-8-2, Tayuan Diplomatic Ofc. Bldg., Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 5751 - 6
Fax: 6532 5713

Brazil, Embassy of the Federative Republic of
Add: 27 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 2881, 6532 3883
Fax: 6532 2751

Brunei Darussalam, Embassy of
Add: 1-91, Sanlitun Ofc. Bldg.
Tel : 6532 4094
Fax: 6532 4097

Bulgaria, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 4 Xiushui Bei Lu, Jianguomenwai
Tel : 6532 1946, 6532 1916, 6532 4925, 6532 2969 (Commercial Section)
Fax: 6532 4502

Burundi, Embassy of the Republic of
Add: 25 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai,
Tel : 6532 2328, 6532 1801
Fax: 6532 2381

Bank:

Bank of New York [FC]
Rm 2201 Landmark Tower, 8 Dongsanhuan Bei Lu, Chaoyangqu
China Investment Bank
B11 Fuxing Lu
Credit Lyonnais Beijing Rep Ofc [FC]
Rm 1803, CITIC BIdg, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie
Everbright Bank of China
Everbright Bldg, 6 Fuxingmenwai Dajie
ING Bank Beijing Rep Ofc [FC]
Rm 1510, Landmark Bldg, 8 Dongsanhuan Bei Lu
  Nordbanken AG Beijing Ofc [FC]
Rm 801, Xinhengji Int'l Bldg,
People's Bank of China
32 Chengfangjie, Xichengqu
People's Construction Bank of China
12C Fuxing Lu
Societe Generale China Rep Ofc [FC]
Rm 1504, CVIK Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie
Swiss Bank Corp Beijing Rep Ofc [FC]
Rm 3623-3624, China World Tower,CWTC, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie

Post office:

437 Zhaodengyu Road,Whitetower Post office
37 Institute Road,Haiding,Beihang Post office
50 Guanghua Road,Chaoyang,Beijing international Postoffice
Baizhiwan Road,BeiJing Post office
37 Lugu Road,Beijing Post office
4 floor Fanxingyuang Nanqu,Beijing Post office
1 Dongjiezhonli,Yongdingmen,Nanqu Beijing Post office
115 Xijie chaihuying,Fentaiqu Post office

Hospital:

Police Station:

  please dail 110

  Though it may not appear so in the shambles of arrival, Beijing is a place of very orderly design. Long, straight boulevards and avenues are crisscrossed by a network of lanes. Places of interest are either very easy to find if they're on the avenues, or impossible to find if they're buried down the narrow alleys (hutongs). The Forbidden City acts like a bullseye, surrounded by a chessboard of roads.

  hen there are the 'villages' (li). Beijing was once surrounded by many tiny villages, though over time these have in fact become neighbourhoods within the megalopolis. The Beijing Municipality is carved up into 10 districts and eight counties.

Airport

Railway station 

Bus station

city transport

  Compared with other Chinese cities, Beijing has one of the best bus and subway systems. While we provide bus information for travelers (in the descriptions of various sites), using public transportation (with exception of the subway system) may be more trouble than it is worth. The buses, although very inexpensive, will not have English speaking staff, nor are bus signs marked in English or pinyin Chinese spelling. Nevertheless, if you are willing to brave the language barrier and go prepared with the Chinese character names of where you are going, then the bus system is a unique way to experience Beijing life. Furthermore, there are also several travel buses to some of the important sights such as Badaling Great Wall, the Summer Palace, Fragrant Hills and the Ming Tombs. You can get the ticket on 4 Qianmen Street.
Otherwise, take one of Beijing's approximate 70,000 taxis but go prepared with the Chinese name of your destination to show the driver. If you have any problems with taxi drivers in Beijing, be sure to take down your driver's ID number that should be prominently displayed on the dashboard. Then take this information to the Beijing Taxi Association and the situation. Your hotel should be able to help you with this.

  Beijing can be pretty damn hot in summer (May to August) daytime temperatures in the range of 36c to 40c are not uncommon, and if you don't have access to an airconditioner you'll find it very unpleasant (hot and dusty). Spring and Autumn are practically non-existant, only seemingly making an appearance for about 4 weeks each, with daytime temps in the vicinity of 25c, with winter (October to March) getting very dry and cold with daytime temps reaching as low as around -10c.

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