Beijing Metro For Sightseeing

Sightseeing around Beijing became a whole lot easier after the Olympics. A new metro system was built and despite being crowded at peak periods is surprisingly easy to use. The ticket kiosks are touch screen and one can select your own language. Signage is easy to follow and on board the train there are English translations.

Their system (when on board) that allows you to know which station you have come to and how many are left to your destination should be copied by other metro systems around the world!

Try to avoid peak times as the x-ray scanning of bags sure slows things up!!!

Great signage

Clean carriages with English translations

Easy navigation between stations