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The capital city of China, the most populated country in the world, can at a first glance seem utterly overwhelming. But dig just a little deeper and you'll discover a metropolis striving to become a city of the future, with a rich heritage that keeps it rooted in the past.


Welcome to Beijing

Though second to Shanghai in the biggest-city stakes, Beijing is a constantly growing epicentre for business, tourism, culture, politics and education. Its make-up - Beijing's history - is complex, and that has resulted in a socially adept, bustling city, where modernity and history stand side by side.

The city is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as hosting benchmarks of contemporary architecture: in many ways, it would be easy to see Beijing as a city of two extremes. But somehow, the city and its many, many residents turn both sides of the Beijing coin in on itself, creating a metropolis that's conscious and proud of its deep-seated foundations, but still allows extensive expansion.

Along with the heritage sites of the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and many other important facets of China's history, the city limits of Beijing also house a plethora of museums, theatres, sports facilities, shops, world-class restaurants and parks. The city is a flexible, sprawling one, and at times feels like its own country. There's much to explore here from one district to the next - the only problem is knowing where to begin.



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    Boutique Hotels, managed by Kempinski

    Managed by Kempinski and located on various parts of Yanqi Island, the 12 Boutique Hotels have a...

    ...total of 178 guestrooms and suites. The Boutique Hotels range in size from 6,000 - 9,000 square metres and house between 10 and 19 guest rooms and suites in each building. Guestrooms range from a 40-square-metre Standard Room to a 1,087-square-metre Presidential Suite. The hotels blend contemporary and traditional design with thematic décor inspired by the Chinese Imperial Gardens of Beijing and the concept of ‘Siheyuan’ – a traditional courtyard combined with modern elements. The Boutique Hotels offer breathtaking views of the mountains, the Mutianyu Great Wall, the lake and natural gardens.

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    Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center

    Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center represents the ideal five-star hotel in Beijing. Feel the...

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    Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing

    Kempinski welcomes you to Yanqi Lake, a new haven of tranquility and beauty, with magnificent views...

    ...of Yanshan Mountain and the Mutianyu Great Wall, just one hour's drive from Beijing City Centre. Yanqi Lake Kempinski offers guests and their families an exciting experience at a new fully-integrated resort on the outskirts of Beijing. Facilities include 306 guestrooms and suites, meeting facilities, Kempsinki The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, a Kid’s Club and an array of culinary offerings at its nine restaurants and bars.

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    Yanqi Hotel, managed by Kempinski

    Located alongside the picturesque Yanqi Lake with magnificent views of Yanshan Mountain, and the...

    ...Mutianyu Great Wall, our Yanqi Lake State Guest House, managed by Kempinski, with 111 guestrooms is set on an island spanning 14 square kilometres.  Facilities include a 8,277-square-metre Conference Centre, a marina, Kempinski The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, and an array of culinary offerings at its five restaurants and bars. 

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Beijing Airports

Beijing Capital International Airport

The majority of domestic and foreign flights will land at Beijing International Airport. The airport is one of the busiest in the world and consists of three terminals, all of which are accessible via travelators or shuttle bus, depending on which you need to reach. Though the airport only has three terminals, it's worth bearing in mind that terminal three alone is bigger than the entirety of London Heathrow airport. Due to the size of the airport, travel into Beijing is easy: you can take a taxi, the Airport Express train or an airport shuttle into the centre.

Beijing Daxing International Airport

To ease some of the pressures from Beijing Capital International Airport, construction of a new airport is underway. Though the name of the airport is not entirely confirmed, it's expected to open towards the end of 2018 and will include fantastic transport links into the centre of Beijing.

Beijing Nanyuan Airport

Primarily a military base, Beijing Nanyuan Airport is also the main portal for China United Airlines. Beijing Nanyuan Airport will close once the new airport opens.


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