Ideally situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing, Raffles Beijing Hotel is in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts and a few minutes from the mystical Forbidden City, historical Tiananmen Square, the Silk Market and other famous sights. It is also a short 15-minute walk from Beijing railway station and less than five minutes from Wangfujing subway station.
The Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing is located at the junction of famous Chang An Avenue and is in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts of Beijing. It is just a short 15-minute walk from Beijing railway station. The station is about 1.5 km away. The Wangfujing subway station is less than five minutes from the hotel. It takes 40 minutes to reach Beijing Capital International Airport from the hotel. So conveyance facilities from the hotel are immense and varied. The important sites close to the hotel include The Forbidden City, Sun Dong An Plaza, Oriental Plaza, Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, Beijing Department Store, Wangfujing Snack Street, Bei Hai Park and many other places of great interest and importance.
The Location of Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing is at the famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing. The renowned Raffles Beijing Hotel is in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts of Beijing. The Location of Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing is a few minutes from the mystical Forbidden City, the historical Tiananmen Square, the Silk Market and other famous sights. It is also a short 15-minute walk from Beijing railway station which is about 1.5 km away. The Wangfujing subway station is just five minutes from the hotel. It takes 40 minutes to reach Beijing Capital International Airport from the Location of Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing.
The Hotel Amenities and Services at Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing are renowned among all the hotels in Beijing in China. Apart from subsidiary facilities like having a beauty salon, providing ticket reservation service etc the hotel has an elaborate dining facility, sports and leisure facilities and facilities for meetings and seminars. Luxurious accommodation, along with good-quality Room Facilities at Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing, is an essential feature of the hotel. All the rooms are equipped with televisions, telephones, mini bars, air conditioners etc. 24 hour room service is available for the convenience of guests.
The Location of Raffles Beijing Hotel in Beijing is near to the following attractions:
The Forbidden City
Located at the centre of the ancient city of Beijing, the Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, or Gugong in Chinese, was the Imperial Palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing dynasties. Its extensive grounds cover 720,000 square metres, and comprise 800 buildings and 9999 rooms. The Forbidden City was listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. The Imperial Palace grounds are located directly to the north of the famed Tiananmen Square.
Wangfujing is a fairly long pedestrian shopping street in the heart of Beijing city. The ever-bustling street is home to a few historical landmarks, major shopping malls, souvenir shops, street food stalls and night markets, as well as renowned restaurants and tea houses. The largest outdoor screen in Beijing can be found at Wangfujing, and the street is transformed into an impressive, neon-lit spectacle by night.
The Sealed Well
Discover the 'well' marking the history of Wangfujing Street. According to the principles of Chinese geomancy, it was forbidden in ancient times to dig wells at random near the Imperial Palace. This sweet-water well was built during the Ming dynasty, and because it was the only well in the neighbourhood, it was prized as a scarce commodity and was closely monitored by the resident aristocracy
Sun Dong An Plaza
Beijing's most modern shopping mall, Sun Dong An Plaza, is a major shopping destination in Beijing. This Chinese mall occupies a 20,439-square-metre site in Wangfujing, has multiple atriums and a nostalgic old Peking Street located in the basement. The retail area will soon be repositioned as a trendy, young shopping zone, and major renovations should be complete by 2007, in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Oriental Plaza is a sprawling 100,000 square metres and offers an enormous diversity of goods. One of the largest shopping malls in Beijing, Oriental Plaza is complete with a large selection of interesting boutiques, cafes and restaurants. From the latest fashion to state-of-the-art technology, chances are you will find it here. There are plenty of eating options available, in particular, the extensive food court in the basement. Oriental Plaza also hosts the only Sony ExploraScience in Asia
Beijing Department Store
The Beijing Department Store has been operating since 1955 and is the first large, state-invested department store in the history of China, hence it is also known as the 'First Storage of New China'. Its historical architecture is worth looking out for, and large crowds are attracted to the departments selling everything from jewellery to clothing to sports equipment.
Shengxifu Hat Shop
Choose from a wide variety of hats at Shengxifu Hat Shop, or admire the display of antique hats worn by Chinese top officials of the past. Known for the good quality of their products, the shop has been constantly developing new varieties to keep up with changes in trends. With a trademark of 'Three Hats', its products have a good market at home and abroad
Yong'antang Medicine Shop
Yong'antang Medicine Shop is a traditional Chinese pharmacy with a history going back more than 580 years. It has since developed into a large-scale drugstore with 16 departments and around 1100 kinds of traditional Chinese medicines. Since its establishment, Yong'antang has kept to the tenet of suiting the remedy to the case and is highly reputable for its pharmaceutical and diagnostic practices, as well as its home-grown herbs, excellent raw materials and commendable services
Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
The Quanjude Restaurant, the largest roast duck restaurant in Beijing if not in the world, was opened in 1979. With a vast floor space of 15,000 square metres, the restaurant is divided into 41 dining halls and can serve up to 5000 meals a day when filled to capacity. Its highly experienced chefs are specialised in ensuring the soft and crisp texture of the roast duck and take pride in the quality of ingredients used
Wuyutai Tea House
Discover the magic of Chinese tea in an authentic tea house. For more than 100 years, Wuyutai Tea House has been a popular retreat for the Chinese people, and with its Oriental themed decor, cosy atmosphere and ample selection of fragrant tea, customers are treated to the refined tea culture. Private rooms are also available for customers requiring a more intimate setting, and performances can be enjoyed during weekends
Wangfujing Snack Street
Travel back in time and experience an old Peking food street. All snack stalls were built according to the architectural style of old Beijing, and the snack street is bustling with customers every day, especially in the evenings. The street is lined with stalls serving traditional fare and appetising snacks, such as steamed dumplings, red bean and glutinous rice cakes, stuffed buns, fried starch sausages and much more
Bei Hai Park
Half a kilometre west of the north gates of the Forbidden City is the famous Bei Hai Park. One of the most breathtaking parks in China, it used to be the former palace of the emperors in successive dynasties and is known as the Winter Palace by Westerners. It is now a popular park covering a total area of over 68 hectares, half of which is a lake. It boasts one of the best of China's classical gardens and a splendid landscape in the form of artificial hills, pavilions, halls, temples and covered corridors.
- Location: Central
- 35 kms to the nearest airport (beijing)
- 2 minute walk to the nearest metro station (wang fu jing stop)
- 2 km to the nearest station (beijing railway station)
- 2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
- 20 km to the nearest fair site (china int'l exhibition center)