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How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Beijing Summer Tour

It is much of a challenge to stay healthy for most of visitors while traveling in Beijing during the hot summer. It is hard to deal with heat and humidity, especially for those first time visitors. This does not mean you should skip visiting Beijing during the summer months. Summer is also a great time to explore Beijing. Here is how to stay fit during summer travel in Beijing.

Summer Tour in Beijing

How to eat and drink while exploring outdoors in Beijing
The amazing outdoors of Beijing are well worth exploring while in summer, but outdoor activities may cause some troubles for your health, especially if kids are along. So it is best to stay hydrated and try to get some rest from time to time while exploring the outdoors in Beijing. Moreover, while hiking to the Great Wall, take along some healthy food for you and your family to eat. Hotel food is getting less and less tolerable. Nuts, fruits, sandwiches and vegetable sticks are all good options for your outdoor excursions. While traveling with kids in Beijing, to know how to eat and get rest is very important.

How to dress for the heat in Beijing
Beijing has a hot summer. If you wear casual clothes, you can be very comfortable and casual for all of your visit. To deal with the summer heat you might want to wear as less as possible but you should know that China is still a relatively modest country in terms of dress-code. So it is not such a good idea biking around in your short-shorts and bikini top. Comfortable, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing will just do for your travel in Beijing. You can pack from home or pick up some fabrics in Beijing that dry easily so you can wash them in your hotel. If you are planning on doing laundry in Beijing, you will enjoy more while traveling light. If you feel like it, there are plenty of places in Beijing for you to pick up casual clothing and hats along the way. Moreover, good sunscreen is worth carrying along while traveling in summer. The summer bugs can be a big trouble when you explore outside Beijing like hiking to the Great Wall so it is best to wear effective mosquito spray while traveling off-the-beaten-path.

Overall, with all these tips in mind, you will have a pleasant trip to Beijing!

How to Be Smarter for Shopping in Beijing

In modern days, the main theme travel to Beijing is not just sightseeing the landmarks but also easting, shopping and entertaining. Each of them has certain features for different group of people. However, shopping has aroused big influence. When back home, taking some souvenirs brought in Beijing is almost the must-do thing. How to be smart for shopping?

Shopping in Beijing

What to Buy in Beijing
Everyone gets Beijing is a metropolis city in China housing various treasures and specialties. But, for the fresh travelers, they do not know clearly what to buy. Beijing has received many skillful craftsmen. These people passed down their excellent skills generation by generation. No matter where we wandered, we could find some traditional handicrafts with typical eastern features. As the four best traditional handicraft works of Beijing, Cloisonne, Ivory Carving, Jade and Lacquer have received high prestige. In addition to this, the Curios, Silk, Pearls with colorful pictures inside could make your mouth water. They are all the wonderful presents for friends and relatives when back home.

Where to Buy
Covering various souvenirs and commodities, different land has different theme. For the tourists, you should get know where to buy the high quality souvenirs with reliable price. First, there are many popular business streets. The top business centers are Wangfujing Street, Qianmen Street, Xidan Commercial Street and Hongqiao Market. For the tourists who are very interested in the silk materials, you could choose the Silk Market. For the tourists who are interested in the traditional handicrafts with typical eastern or Beijing features, you could choose the Colored Glaze Factory or Panjiayuan Flea Market. Each of them will be the terrific place for enjoying traditional art works. For the fashionable girls or the boys, you could come to the Xidan Commercial Street for shopping. Maliandao is an ideal place for tasting the tea culture.

Tips for Customers in Beijing
For shopping, the most important point is the smart bargaining. According to the commodities and quality, speak out the most reasonable price. The opening hours for most Beijing shopping malls are between 08:30 to 21:30. Taking some cash is also necessary, because you could buy something from the street vendors. You could take the card and there will be the ATM established nearside the shopping malls.

Beijing Shopping stored much knowledge. Hope you enjoy a happy time!

How to Find a Nice Bicycle in Beijing

Beijing is the metropolis which has the largest number of bicycles. For those who want to bike through the city to explore Beijing on your own pace, here are some tips about how to find a nice bike while visiting Beijing.

Beijing BikeTour

Do some homework about bikes in Beijing
According to estimates, there are more than nine million bicycles in Beijing. The number of bicycles in Beijing may have decreased with the ever increasing number of automobiles which seem to run in every corner of the metropolis. However, the figures showing the numbers of bicycles in Beijing are not likely to fairly the exact number of bikes in Beijing. It is almost impossible to work out exactly how many bikes are in the city. There are a large number of second-used bikes sold by small retailers. There are also plenty of bikes rotting away in the Wudaokou bike graveyard - a cluster of rusty bikes abandoned by their Tsinghua and Beida student owners outside the subway. You can find the bikes that are repaired from scratch using parts of old bikes by the some men making a living by fixing bikes in Beijing.

Head to one of brand name bicycle stores
If you are looking forward to cycling and planning on venturing up into the off the beaten path destination outside Beijing, then you really need to find a decent bike. Beijing has a wide selection of international bike brands which are easy to find in the city. They offer not only high quality bikes, but also accessories and components that you may need if anything happens to the bike. Windspeed is one of the top bike brands in Beijing, with dozens of locations across Beijing where you can find decent helmets, shorts, tools, components and bicycle clothing. In the store you also can find trained repairmen ready to be at your service at any time. Alternatively, head to the Giant store on Jiaodaokou Dongdajie where you can find a wide range of the Taiwanese mountain bike brand, along with bike locks, helmets and other accessories. If you need a bike which you can ride to the subway and then carry on the train with you, then you can head into one of the many Dahon stores across town and find a decent folding bike.

Overall, investing in a bike is a great way to explore essence of Beijing at your own pace! Also, if you like, you could choose Beijing Bike Tour, a new theme tour in Beijing offered by the travel agency.

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