Where Is Beijing - Beijing Location Maps

Beijing, or Peking, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is a mega-city where the traditional and the modern blend, the nature and the culture integrate, and the east and the west co-exist. Its unique charm draws thousands of tourists there every year. To plan a perfect Beijing tour, at first we need to know where it is. Therefore, we here have provided you with Beijing location maps to help you find the city in the world and China.

Where is Peking?

As the world map shows, Beijing is in northern China, East Asia. Its coordinate is 116°20′ E, 39°56′ N. So Beijing is not very far from other Asian cities. It is about 950km from Seoul (2 hours’ flight), 2100km from Tokyo (3.5 hours’ flight), 2200km from Hong Kong (3 hours’ flight), 4550km from Singapore (6 hours’ flight), 4650km from Kuala Lumpur (6.5 hours’ flight), etc. For cities in America, Europe, Oceania and other places in this planet, Beijing is literally half-world away. It’s about 8150km from London (10 hours’ flight), 11739km from Paris (10 hours’ flight), 15336km from New York (13.5 hours’ flight), 11000km from Chicago (13.5 hours’ flight), 9200km from Melbourne (12 hours’ flight), 8948km from Sydney, etc.>> Flights to Beijing

Where is Beijing Located in China - Beijing China Map

Beijing is located in the north of China. It is surrounded by Hebei Province except for Tianjin (another municipality directly under the Central Government) to the southeast. With the convenient flight and train system, it is easy to travel between Beijing and other major cities in China. Shanghai (2 hours’ flight, 4.5 hours’ high speed train) is about 1200km south of Beijing. Xian is about 1085km to the west (2 hours’ flight, 4.5 hours’ high speed train). Guangzhou is about 2100km to the south (3 hours’ flight, 8 hours’ high speed train). Chengdu is about 1800km to the southwest (2.5 hours’ flight, 7.5 hours’ high speed train).

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How to Plan a Beijing Tour

Generally speak, 2 - 4 days are sufficient to explore the best highlights of Beijing. You can visit Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world, Forbidden City, one of the world’s five most important palaces, and Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China on the first day. Then spend another day hiking the famous Mutianyu Great Wall and having a walk at the Sacred Way on your way back to central Beijing. On the third day, you can have some leisure time at the Temple of Heaven and hop on a rickshaw to experience the typical Beijing Hutongs.

If you have more days, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, and explore more hidden attractions in the city, or even travel a little further to other cities in China such as Xi'an and Shanghai. If you have other ideas or questions about Beijing Tour, please feel free to contact us. We are also specialized in tailor-made tours that fit you best according to your own interests, requirement, traveling time, etc.

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