Useful Information for Beijing

You may feel nervous in a strange city, but when you get the tourist instruction of Beijing, you'll know Beijing in a short time.

Time of Departure

The best time for tour in Beijing is spring and autumn. The peak time is summer. If possible, you'd better keep away from traveling in summer. The open time of parks and tourist attractions are generally 9:00 to 17:00, and that of shopping malls are generally 9:30 to 21:00, which will be extended in summer. The office hours of companies and banks are 9:00 to 17:00. Some banks and shopping malls are open on Saturday and Sunday.


The voltage in Beijing is 220.

Currency and Fxchange

The currency of China is Renminbi, which is issued by the national bank China People's Bank. The unit of RMB is yuan, and the subsidiary currency is

Jiao and fen. The face values of yuan are 1 yuan, 2 yuan, 5 yuan, 10 yuan,

20 yuan, 50 yuan, and 100 yuan; the face values of jiao are 1 jiao, 2 jiao,

and 5 jiao; the face values of fen are 1 fen, 2 fen, and 5 fen. The short form of Renminbi is RMB.

In order to facilitate the foreign tourists and tourists from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, China Bank and other designated banks contain not only the service of traveller's check and foreign credit card-to-RMB exchange, but also the cash business of 22 foreign currencies as well as the new Taiwan currency exchange.

Credit Card

The credit cards which could be used in China currently are mainly as follows.

* Credit Cards Issued beyond China 

Master Card, Visa Card, American Express Card, Diners Card and JCB.

*Credit Cards Issued in China

China Union Pay Credit Card

You could use your bank cards in hotels, shopping malls, supermarkets,

and large-sized restaurants, which include the common debit card and

credit card. The traveller's check and credit card of foreign tourists could

be used in Beijing.


The post office is open seven days a week. The telegraph, telephone, and telex business is round-the-clock business. The eighty-cent stamp is for the letter within the city; while the 120-cent stamp is for the letter to other

cities. There are mailboxes in hotels to send domestic and international letters, and there are post service stations in some hotels. The Worldwide

Express Mail Service was formed for twenty years, and EMS turned to be a brand and ranks high in the logistics service circle. A logistics service system covering the whole country and reaching the world was formed. What

you have to do is only to dial 11185, and EMS will help you finish the rest



In Beijing, there are direct line telephones in rooms of hotels. 10% service charge should be added in the four-star hotels and hotels with level below, while 15% service charge should be added in the five-star hotels. You could also dial the international phone paid by the receiver. The city code of Beijing is 010.

Medical First Aid

There are complete medical systems in Beijing, which mainly consist of basic

medical units and hospitals. There are also special hospitals of Chinese

medicine, dentistry, Orthopaedics, and tumours. The acupuncture and moxibustion clinic and fitness institutions could have auxiliary treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as massage.

*If you are in need of first aid, please call the number 120 or 999.

*Beijing Sanitation Information Net:

*Beijng Hospital Registration:

*Following Hospitals are the Grade A hospitals of the third class:

1. Beijing Hospital:

Address: No.1, DAHUA Rd, Dongdan, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-6513 2266


2. China-Japan Friendship Hospital

Address: YINGHUA East St. Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-8420 5288


3. Peking Union Medical College Hospital


East Hospital: No. 1. Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District, Beijing

West Hospital: No. 41, Damucang, Xidan, Xicheng District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-6529 6114

http: bjxhyy.hos.

4. Beijing Friendship Hospital

Address: No. 95, TIANQIAO YONG'AN Rd, Xuanwu District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-6314 4116

Http: bjyyyy.

5. Chaoyang Hospital

Address: No. 8, BAIJIAZHUANG Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-6594 3880

6.People's Hospital of Beijing University

Address: No. 11, XIZHIMIEN South St, Xicheng District, Beijing

tel: 86-10-8832 6666


7. Beijing University No. 1 Hospital

Address: No. 8, XISHIKU St. Xicheng District

Tel: 86-10-6655 1122


Beijing International SOS Rescue Center Clinic

Address: Block C, Beixin Jingyi Building, No. 5, 5th St, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-6462 9112

Lying in the sanlitun ambassy area, Beijing International SOS Rescue Center Clinic is the only organization providing 24-hour international standardized medical service with the clinic, dental clinic as well as the alarm center.

The medical staff here have rich experience and could provide international stardardized medical service for patients. There are twelve foreign doctors, eleven Chinese doctors and three physical theropists. Language services in Chinese, 

English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish etc. Could be provided for patients.

Useful Telephone Numbers 

Beijing Tourism Administration Service Desk: 86-10-65130828, 12301

Fire Alarm, Robbery Alarm: 119,110

Weather Information: 12121

Emergency Aid: 120 / 999

Li Suli Hot Line of Public Communications: 96166

Traffic Accident Alarm: 122

Taxi Complaint: 86-10-68351150

Railway Booking Line: 962586

Some Useful Links

Beijing Tourism Administration Information Website:

Window of the Capital - Beijing Government Affair Website:

Digital Beijing - Beijing Information Affair Office:

Beijing International Medical Center:

Beijing Capital International Airport Official Website:

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