Honeymoons in Beijing
A country of timeless spirituality and age-old history, China offers a special enchantment with its remarkable beauty and ancient culture. A place where vibrant, modern cities meet breathtaking, unspoilt countryside, this is an ideal location for those who like to do a little exploring while on honeymoon in China. Using the country’s capital, Beijing, as your main hub, your challenge will not be finding what to do next, but what to choose to do next from a long list of ‘must sees’ and ‘must dos’…
Located in the east of China, Beijing is a dazzling combination of old and new. Its mix of ancient temples and swanky skyscrapers, ultra-modern dance clubs and alleyway homes shows the diversity of this magnificent city. One of the first things you will want to do while on honeymoon in Beijing is visit the city’s Forbidden City. The imperial palace dates from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty and is located in the centre of Beijing. It now accommodates the Palace Museum and is made up of over 9,000 rooms spread over an incredible 250 acres. To get the most out of the visit, it’s best to hire a guide recorder at the Meridian Gate, south of the city, or the Gate of Divine Prowess at the north end. Leaving the city from the northern gate, you will see the beautiful Jingshan Park where you can climb the hill to get a panoramic view of the stunning Imperial City below. The city lights up in the evening with a fabulous display of colours showing off the palace and turrets of the wonderful landmark.While on honeymoon in Beijing you’ll want to take a rickshaw and allow the driver to take you on a tour through the remaining alley homes, known as ‘hutongs’, then stop at Lake Houhai for refreshments at one of the lake’s many waterfront cafes and bars.Take a romantic early morning stroll through Beijing’s parks that surround the Temple of Heaven where you will see the locals start their day with native exercise routine of tai chi, either solo or in groups. Then visit the Temple which is considered to be the most interesting and beautiful in Beijing. The shrine opens at 8am for both tours and worship.You can’t have a honeymoon in Beijing without taking a trip to see one of the seven wonders of the medieval world! The Great Wall of China stretches for 8,851.8km (5,500.3miles), parts of which are just a few hours drive of Beijing. Most hotels can arrange a tour for you to this stunning Chinese feature.You can build many memories of your honeymoon in Beijing; the romance is in the mystical city and the ancient artefacts that fill it. Add this to the exceptional natural beauty that the country offers, your honeymoon in Beijing will definitely be a holiday to cherish.
Three must do’s while on honeymoon in Beijing
- Visit the Great Wall of China – your hotel can arrange day trips to the Beijing sections of the wall.
- The Forbidden City – a spectacular sight to see on honeymoon in Beijing – your hotel guide can arrange transport to the heart of Beijing’s capital.
- The Temple of Heaven – a romantic highlight for honeymoon couples in Beijing – there are plenty of buses which take you here (look for numbers 6, 20 and 39). Taxis are also very cheap in Beijing
Key Facts for Beijing
Currency: Yuan Renminbi
Flight time: 10 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Beijing
When to go:
The best time to go on honeymoon in Beijing is autumn if you want to enjoy clear skies and comfortable climate. The seasons are temperate spring, wet summer, clear autumn and cold and white winter!
KLM can have you honeymooning in Beijing in just over 12 hours! They have flights from Dublin to Beijing with one touch down in Amsterdam en route!
Irish Nationals require a visa for entry in to China.
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Getting Married in Beijing
Beijing, the capital city of China and one of the busiest cities in the world, could make for a pretty amazing location for your wedding abroad. The buzzing city of Beijing is full of top class hotels, all of which would make the perfect destination for your wedding abroad. From the elegant and glamorous Raffles hotel in the city centre, to the luxurious Grand Hyatt, Beijing has plenty to offer the a couple looking to get married in a unique destination that can provide them with memories of their wedding day to treasure forever. Your wedding abroad in Beijing will be one of the best experiences of your life.
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