Beijing is huge, even a week would probably not be long enough to scrap the surface but if you happen to have a short layover at Beijing’s Capital Airport there is no reason to waste your time sitting around in the airport. Firstly there is a 72 hour visa which you can get on-the-spot in Beijing airport which allows you to pop in and out of the airport and visit anywhere within the vicinity of Beijing. Next there are excellent Beijing layover tour services which can whisk you away for as little as 4 hours to see some of the world’s greatest sits. The top of anyone’s list should be the Great Wall of China. You can visit the Great Wall even if you will only be stopping at Beijing Capital Airport for 5 hours.
A private driver picks you up from the airport (holding a sign with your name) and takes you directly to the Mutianyu section of the wall. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience no one should miss! Because you’ll be short of time the driver doesn’t stop at any stores or tourist traps on the way, it is simply to the wall and back. If you’ve been to China before and have already visited the Wall then you could do the same kind of layover tour but to the Forbidden City, Summer Palace or the modern attractions of Beijing like the Water Cube and Olympic Stadium.
Don’t waste a minute sitting in Beijing Capital Airport when you could be out discovering one of the wonders of the world! Check out the layover tours offered by Beijing Airport Transportation.