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[Beijing] 24 hours travel in Beijing [Copy link] 中文

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8 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Houhai
Qianhai Lake is found right before entering Houhai. When you come to Houhai you can see a community built around a lake that has a great evening atmosphere. Strolling around the lake, you can enjoy the colors of trendy restaurants and vendors. This is not an all-day excursion, but it does not lack things to do. There are paddle boats available to rent. You will need to put down a deposit before taking off into the sunset. Houhai is also well-known for its nightlife and bars. It's tucked away from the main streets, but once you find it you won't want to leave.

Tips:

Time needed: 1 hour

Entry Fee: Free

Operating hours: Lake Houhai: 24 hours a day.

Address: Yan Dai Xie Jie on Dianmen Outer Avenue (Di An Men Wai Da Jie)

Address (Chinese): 烟袋斜街 (地安门外大街)

Directions: The taxi driver will bring you to Yan Dai Xie Jie (烟袋斜街). Walk down the alley, notable for its many plenty of bars and souvenir shops, and you will then see Lake Houhai.

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9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. -- Wangfujing Night Market
This is something you won't want to miss. This market is one of the most famous shopping streets in Beijing. When you first walk in to the market you will see the Snack Street, known for the exotic foods, such as Scorpion on a stick, tarantella, starfish, dog, and even snake. The vendors are persuasive but very interested in selling their food, so stand your ground and stick to your price while bargaining. If you are on a budget, make sure you only bring what you want to spend, because the street's energy will make you more eager to spend. It is one of the more traditional areas in Beijing and the street is one of the few exclusively pedestrian streets.

Address: Wangfujing business street, Wangfujing, Dongcheng district.

Tips:

Time needed: 1 hour

Entry Fee: Free

Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Directions: Take Subway Line 1 to Wangfujing stop

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11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. -- Dragonfly Spa
Beijing is a huge city, and after trying to see as much as you can during the day, it is time to relax. The Dragonfly Spa is the perfect place to go and soak in all of what Beijing has to offer. It is located just a few blocks away from the Wangfujing Market and the Forbidden City. Fortunately for those who don't speak Mandarin, their friendly staff speaks English. There are massage, nail, waxing, and facial services available. Once you are finished, you will be ready to take on another 24 hours in Beijing!

Tips:

Time needed: 1.5 hours

Entry fee: Ranges from US$15 to US$40 for massage only. Between US$85 to US$175 for massage, beauty or detox packages.

Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Address: Dragonfly at Forbidden City

No. 60 Donghuamen Ave., Dong Cheng district, Beijing

Reservations: (86 10) 6527 9368

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