Beijing, the capital of China, is a powerhouse of ancient and modern architecture. The name Beijing translates to ‘northern’ (Bei) and ‘capital’ (jing) which means the northern capital. Its splendid palaces, gardens, temples, tombs, and myriad artistic treasures stand proof of the city’s rich culture. Beijing also boasts of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Grand Canal, and parts of the Great Wall of China. Tourists are not only lured by its architectural beauty but also its rich souvenir-shopping and dining areas. Try out delicious dumplings and noodles, the succulent Peking duck, Hot Pot, and much more at the city’s numerous restaurants. From Beijing’s popular sites to Johannesburg’s Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg Zoo, and the Gold Reef City, you just cannot get enough of the endless things to see and do.
China’s World Trade Center Tower III is Beijing’s tallest building with 4 underground floors, 81 floors, and 30 elevators. Standing at 330 meters, it is the world’s 33rd tallest building.
How to reach Beijing from Johannesburg
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing. Cathay Pacific, British Airways
, Air France
, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
, etc. are some of the major international airlines at your service. They ply several connecting international flights
from Johannesburg to Beijing. Air China provides two direct international flights between the two cities.
Best time to visit Beijing
It is best to travel to Beijing during the months of September to October (autumn) and March to May (spring). Autumn serves as a great time for ambling around the city with lovely weather, beautiful scenery, and celebration of Mid-Autumn Day. Since it is also the city’s harvest season, you can enjoy picking fresh vegetables and fruits in the local orchards. September is also the only time when the Beijing Palace Museum displays its valuable paintings as the humidity is low and the temperature (10°C to 22°C) is perfect. Springtime sees the city in full bloom and is best for enjoying spring outings as well as various events and festivals. If you are in for skiing, ice climbing, and snow sightseeing, then the cold winters from November to February are best for you.
Fly to your dream destination with Cathay Pacific that provides excellent in-flight amenities such as spacious seating, fine dining, entertainment options, duty-free shopping, and a wheelchair for those who need it. Apart from these, it also gives extra baggage allowance to its Marco Polo Club members, on all flight routes. The Marco Polo Club members are also given special benefits on reservations, lounge access, and boarding. This airline allows you to carry along pets, musical instruments, and sports equipments (rules depend on the flight routes).
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets from Johannesburg?
The airlines that offer cheap air tickets from Johannesburg to Beijing are Emirates
and Etihad Airways
• What is the time taken to reach Beijing from Johannesburg?
The average time taken to reach Beijing from Johannesburg is 14 hours.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Johannesburg to Beijing?
For connecting flights from Johannesburg to Beijing, the major layover airports are at Hong Kong and Singapore.
• When is the first flight from Johannesburg to Beijing?
The first flight from Johannesburg to Beijing leaves at 12:55 AM.
• When is the last flight from Johannesburg to Beijing?
The last flight from Johannesburg to Beijing is at 11:50 PM.
• What are the airport codes for Johannesburg and Beijing?
The airport codes for Johannesburg International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport are JNB and PEK, respectively.
• What is the time difference between Johannesburg and Beijing?
Beijing is ahead of Johannesburg by 6 hours.
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