Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Visiting Beijing Olympic Venues

As tourists continue to flock to Beijing there are some who are wondering how they can access the two most popular Olympic venues.

Tours are available with companies like Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch company. While the name sounds awkward when translated into English this company does provide tours at reasonable prices. A drawback for those wanting to plan ahead is that quite often the tours are not confirmed until the day of travel as the company requires a minimum of 15 bookings per bus.

An example of one tour is Line 3 taking in Shisanling, Ming Tombs, Olympic Stadiums and the Summer Palace for 170RMB per adult or 125RMB per child. Alternatively Line 1 tour stays more within the confines of Beijing and visits Temple of Heaven, CCTV Tower, Summer Palace and Olympic stadiums.

The company can be contacted on 8353-1111.

Another way to tour the Olympic Venues is to buy tickets to the Good Luck Beijing sporting events. The month of May offers athletics in the National Stadium on 23rd to 25th May.

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