Fall clothing is recommended. The temperature in Beijing in October varies from 10-20℃, with the mean temperature 15oC. The humidity of this month is favorable with not much rain.
Travels in Beijing
Beijing is a city where the old cultural traditions and the modern civilization are well integrated. Each year millions of visitors and tourists come to Beijing to enjoy and feel its unique culture and scenery. Beijing is endowed with rare cultural heritage due to its long history over 3000 years.
The Great Wall, one of the world’s wonders and the sole man-made architecture which can be seen from space, extends several hundred miles in Beijing. The poetic and picturesque Summer Palace is an example of the classic works of the feudal dynasty garden. The Forbidden City is the most splendid group of imperial palace buildings in the world. The Temple of Heaven is the place of worship for emperors of various dynasties of China as well as a splendid achievement of the Chinese ancient architectural art. The above four sites have been listed in the UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage. However, the best representatives for Beijing are the vanishing Hutongs (alleys) and square courtyards. Through hundreds of years, they have become the symbol of Beijing's life. The Tian'anmen Square is still brilliant today with cloverleaf junctions and skyscrapers everywhere, the old-time scenery and modern culture are combined to present a brand new visage of Beijing.
The local currency is Chinese Yuan (RMB￥). On March 2nd, 2015, the exchange rates are approximately US$100=RMB￥627 and EUR€100=RMB￥704.
All suburbs and the central business districts in Beijing are served with the public transportation networks including the subway, buses, and taxi.
Subway (Metro): Beijing has 18 lines of subway (Metro). Its operation time is from 5:30 to 22:30. If you go to the central area of Beijing, it is convenient, cheap, and fast to take a subway.
Buses: The bus networks cover every corner of the city. It costs about RMB 1-2 Yuan per time per person. However, the bus lines are complicated and it could be very crowded. It is NOT recommended that you choose this option.
Taxi: It is very convenient to use taxi service in Beijing. It costs 13 Yuans for the first 3 km and then adds in a rate of RMB 2.3 Yuan per km within the first 15 km, after that the rate will be 150%. If you take a taxi from 23:00-05:00, the meter will automatically add 30% more charges. In addition, the passengers are requested to pay the toll and parking fee if there is such a fee.