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Recent China reviews

  • Great Beijing Apt and Location

    "Our family of 4 spent two weeks at this apt. We appreciated the quiet atmosphere, convenient location and support from Betty, Miss Lu and Mr. Gui. Apt had everything we needed, coffee maker, micro, oven and A/C in every room! Many small places to eat nearby, grocery store, bakery and subway all within a few minute walk. We would stay here again!"
    Guest: Kamps Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • I can't recommend it enough

    "I stayed here again with 9 others (high school/college kids) for 2 days in July and again in August. Update: we figured out the metro station is only a 10 minute walk if you use the back gate out of the gated complex. Kings beds in each room can be pulled apart to be 2 singles. How we loved the apartment: everything works, including separate climate control units for each bedroom, all clean and comfortable. How we loved the 'hood: a block or two out the front gate to the right the best street stall breakfast options in all of China, we could find anything we needed in local stores, and the people living and working in the area just right: not agape at foreigners, but not indifferent either. We just felt so..nurtured every time we stepped out on the street. Eddie the apt owner is responsive and generous. His assistant Miss Chu Lin the same. Even if I didn't have a large group I'd stay here every time I came to Shanghai. Every time."
    Guest: Betsy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Safe, Convenient and luxurious vacation rental

    "We spent the last week of July 2014 at Daisy's penthouse in Guilin, China. What an unforgettable, amazing experience. This vacation rental has everything you'll need for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. Daisy has been in the tourism sector for 15 years in Guilin and knows the ropes. Not only does she rent this wonderful holiday home, she also offers informative, safe and value added tours of the surrounding area. Daisy will give you an honest price and work hard to make sure your trip is everything you want it to be. Her rental is located on the top floor of an apartment/condo building and its two stories. There is plenty of room for large groups or big families which is HARD to find anywhere in China. The price is unbeatable since you aren't forced to rent 2 hotel rooms to fit your family. The rough and jagged mountains that make Guilin famous are visible from all the balconies of Daisy's place. She makes a great breakfast - which even my picky little eaters were happy with. We hired her for 4 days of touring and it was wonderful to be able to custom pick the places we wanted to go and things we wanted to do rather than join a large group. I was very impressed with the van driver Daisy choose for us. He was such a safe driver and I felt confident that he could manage the long drives on sometimes a little scary roads. She gave us great restaurant advice and made sure we were able to get where we wanted to go. A taxi ride to downtown from Daisy's place is a little far but just a couple bucks. I would highly highly recommend Daisy's rental to anyone going to Guilin. Also - if her place is already rented - contact her for tours. She's probably the most honest tour guide out there."
    Guest: Rebecca Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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Beijing Travel Tips

Cultural Visitors to Beijing Vacation Rentals

Beijing has been not only the political capital of China for centuries; it has also been at its cultural core. Many famous sights such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven are located in Beijing which makes it highly attractive for people with an interest in China’s culture and history. It is not a destination that you can explore in a day or two. You need to spend at least a week or two in Beijing if you are to truly appreciate all the city has to offer.

Beijing Travel Tips

One of the first things you will notice about Beijing is the number of bicycles. It is the primary form of transportation for most local residents, and there are estimated to be more than 10 million bicycles in the city. When walking around and crossing streets, you need to be consciously aware of cyclists, otherwise you may end up having a collision.

When getting out of a taxi, be sure to look in both directions before opening the door; otherwise, you may inadvertently connect with a cyclist riding by. If you make use of taxis, make sure they are registered taxis and contain meters or you may find yourself getting ripped off at the end of your journey.

The best way to get around the city is by using the light rail and subway systems. Signage is in both Chinese and English, and station announcements are also made in both languages. Tickets can be bought on the platforms or at stations, and maps are also available so you can navigate your way around the city. Beijing has one of the most efficient city public transport systems.

Beijing Capital International Airport is located approximately 25 kilometers northeast of the city. The airport hosts international carriers from around the world and has more than a 1,000 flights arriving daily. On arrival, it is best to get a taxi to your city destination or make use of the public transport system. Do not accept the offers of touts as they often end up being troublesome and expensive.

Seasons to Beijing Accommodation

Beijing is not known for its favorable climate. The winters are icy and the summers can be sweltering. The average temperatures during the summer month of June and July are between 28 and 40 degrees Celsius. Many of the local Chinese women walk around with umbrellas to protect themselves from the harsh summer sun. A good time of year to visit is in August and September when the weather is more moderate but the iciness of winter has not yet set in. One advantage of visiting Beijing is that you can still do plenty of sightseeing even if the weather isn’t agreeable. The many museums, palaces and shopping attractions are mostly indoors so you would only need to brave the weather when traveling around.

Sightseeing Around China Vacation Rentals in Beijing

While many of the attractions can be visited independently, it is helpful to have an up-to-date guidebook with you so you can read up on the history and culture associated with a particular attraction. A good way to orientate yourself upon arrival is to purchase a city map and join a day tour which takes in some of the city highlights. Following the tour, you can then return to the sights of your choice and spend more time exploring them. If you have a specific interest such as the temples or the relics of the different Chinese dynasties, sign up for a guided tour which will provide you with additional information and insight into those aspects of China’s culture and history.

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