Taking subway is the fastest and cheapest way to travel around Beijing.
The attractions covered by subway lines:
Line 2: Ancient Observatory, Shichahai Hutong, Bell Tower, Drum Tower
Line 4: Summer Palace, Beijing University, Renmin University, Zhongguancun Technology Park, Beijing Zoo
Line 5: Temple of Heaven, Yuan Dynasty Capital Heritage Garden, Ditan Park, Yonghegong Lama Temple, The Imperial College, Confucian Temple
Line 6: Southern Gong and Drum Lane(Nanluoguxiang Lane)
We have prepared several subway tours for your reference. The following are all one day itinerary.
|Summer Palace – Olympic Sites Subway Self Guide Tour|
|Line 4, 10, 8|
|Walk or take a bus to your nearest subway station and try to take subway line 4 or interchange for subway line 4. Take subway line 4 and get off at Beigongmen(北宫门). Come out from Exit D or A1. Beigongmen literally means the north gate of the Summer Palace.
After visiting the Summer Palace, take subway line 4 again at Beijinggongmen (Tiangongyuan Direction). Get off at Haidianhuangzhuang(海淀黄庄). Then interchange for line 10 (Jinsong direction). Get off at Beitucheng(北土城). Interchange for line 8 and get off at Olympic Park(奥林匹克公园). Come out from Exit D. You will be in the Olympic Park. You can visit the Bird’Nest (Beijing National Stadium ) and Water Cube (Beijign National Aquatics Center).
|Temple of Heaven – Tian’anmen Square – Forbidden City Subway Self Guide Tour|
|Line 1, 5|
|Walk or take a bus to your nearest subway station and try to take subway line 5 or interchange for subway line 5. Take subway line 5 and get off at East Temple of Heaven(天坛东). Then you can enter Temple of Heaven from east gate. Take subway line 5 again and interchange for subway line 1 at Dongdan.Take subway line 1 and get off at Tian’anmen East(天安门东) . Then walk to Tiananmen Square. The Forbidden City is to the north of Tian’anmen Square. You can enter the Forbidden City from the northern gate and exit from southern gate.|