Beijing Travel Guide

Consulates

You can get a free map from a Beijing tourist information office (near most tourist places).

Post office

Many available: One south of Qianmen subway station, hours 08:30-18:00.

Internet access

Internet access is highly restricted in China. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are completely blocked, and it is not uncommon for many foreign websites not to load. Examples of partially blocked sites include Wikipedia, Blogspot, and Tumblr. To circumvent this problem you can purchase a commercial VPN to tunnel out of the firewall. These can cost from free to $20 per month. Be aware that free versions have security holes and can increase your chances of getting hacked.

Free WiFi can be found in Costa Coffee, Charlie Brown Café, Starbucks (after a pin has been sent to your mobile phone), McDonald's (30 minute time limit after registration), and many other small independent cafés. These cafés can look like restaurants from the outside, but most any place that is called a café will have WiFi. WiFi is also common in hostels and hotels.

Laundry

Laundry is very expensive to be done in Beijing, both at the hotels and at laundry service shops since they both charge by piece. The best alternative is the Jing Quan laundry service located at the Beijing University where you can have a full machine of clothes washed for around ¥10. It is located next to several dormitories in the southwest corner of Peking University. Simply enter the campus at the southwest gate and then walk east in a straight line. Friendly Peking University students you'll encounter while holding your sack of laundry will be glad to point you in the right direction to Jing Quan; it's about a 5 minute pleasant stroll away from the southwest gate. It's especially convenient if you're going to the Summer Palace as it's a nice stop along the way. There is also a laundry delivery service called Laundry Town.

Embassies
Afghanistan8 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (8)Phone: +86 10 6532 1582
Albania28 Guanghua Lu (28)Phone: +86 10 6532 1120
Algeria7 Sanlitun Lu (7)Phone: +86 10 6532 1231
Angola1-8-1 Ta Yuan DiplomaticOffice Building (1-8-1)Phone: +86 10 6532 6968
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina11 Dongwu Jie, Sanlitun (511)Phone: +86 10 6532 1406
Armenia9 Ta Yuan Nanxiao Jie (9)Phone: +86 10 6532 5677
Australia21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun (21)Phone: +86 10 5140 4111Fax: +86 10 5140 4204 / +86 10 5140 4230Hours: M-F 08:30-17:00
Austria5Phone: +86 10 6532-9869 and +86 10 6532-9879Fax: +86 10 6532-1505Hours: M-F 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
AzerbaijanQijiayuan Diplomatic Compound, Villa No. B-3 (B3) 100600Phone: +86 10 6532-4614; +86 10 6532-4698Fax: +86 10 6532-4615
Bahrain10-06, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Residence Compound, No. 22, Dong Fang Dong Lu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86-10-6532-6483
Belgium6, San Li Tun LuPhone: 010-65321736Hours: M-F 08:3012:30, 14:0017:00
Brazil27, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532 2881
Canada 19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (19)Phone: +86 (10) 5139-4000
ChileNo. 1 Sanlitun Dongsi JiePhone: +86 10-65321591
CyprusChina 2-13-2, Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Bldg, 14 Liang Ma He Nan Rd, Chaoyang District
Estonia50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chao Yang DistrictPhone: (86 10) 64 63 79 13
FinlandBeijing Kerry Centre Level 26, South Tower Guanghua Lu 1, Beijing 100020Phone: +86 10-8519 8300Hours: Mo-Fr 8:30AM-noon, 1PM-4:45PM
France3 Sanlitun Dongsanjie, Chaoyang District 3Phone: +86 10-85328080
GeorgiaNo. LA 03-02, Section A, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound, No.22 Dongfang Dong Lu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10-65327518/65327525
GermanyNo.17, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie
Greece17/Floor, THE PLACE TOWER,The Place, No.9 Guang Hua Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100020Phone: Tel: +8610-6587 2838, Fax: +8610-6587 2839, Emergency Number: +86 13911 807084
IcelandRoom 802, Tower 1, Landmark Building, No.8 Dong San Huan Bei LuPhone: (+86)10 6590 7795Hours: 09:00-17:00, Mon.-Fri.Email: icemb.beijing@utn.stjr.is
IndonesiaDongzhimenwai Dajie No. 4, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10-6532 5489, 010-6532 5486/88
IranNo. 13, Dong Liu Jie, San Li Tun, Beijing 100600Phone: (+86)10 6532 2040Fax: (+86)10 6532 1403
Iraq
Ireland3 Ritan Dong Lu, Beijing 100600Phone: (+86 10) 6532 2691Embassy of Ireland at Beijing. beijing@dfa.ie
IsraelNo. 17, Tianzelu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 8532-0500
Italy2, San Li Tun Dong Er JiePhone: +86 10 8532-7600
KazakhstanDong Liu Road, San Li Tun
Korea (North)No. 11, Ri Tan Bei Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-1186
Korea (South)No. 20, Dong Fang Dong Lu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 8531-0700
Kuwait23 Guanghua Lu, JianguomenwaiPhone: +86 10-65322216, 6532-2182
Kyrgyzstan
LebanonNo. 10, Dong Liu Street, San Li Tun, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-1560, 6532-2197, 6532-3281
Lithuania#A-18 King's Garden Villa 18 Xiaoyun Rd, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 845-18520Hours: M-F 09:00-18:00
Luxembourg
MacedoniaSun Li Tun Diplomatic Compound 3-2-21Phone: +86 10 6532 7846
Malaysia No. 2, Liang Ma Qiao Bei Jie, Chaoyang District (2)Phone: +86 10 6532 2531/32/33
MexicoSan Li Tun Dongwujie 5Phone: (+86 10) 6532-2574, 6532-2070, 6532-1947 Conm.Hours: 08:30 to 17:30embmxchn@public.bta.net.cn
NepalNo 1, San Li Tun Xi Liu Jie, Beijing 100600Phone: +86-10-6532 1795, 6532 2739
Netherlands4 Liangmahe Nanlu, Nuren JiePhone: +86 10-85320200
Nigeria2 Dongwujie, SanlitunPhone: 65323631Hours: 09:00-16:30
NorwayRoyal Norwegian Embassy 1, Dong Yi Jie, San Li Tun Beijing 100600Phone: +86 10 8531 9600Hours: 09:00-17:00
PakistanNo. 1, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-2504, 6532-2695, 6532-2072, 6532-2581Fax: +86 10 6532-2715Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Beijing.
Philippines23 Xiu Shui Bei St, Jian Guo Men WaiPhone: +86 10 6532-1872, 6532-2451, 6532-2518Hours: M-F 08:30-17:30Services for Filipinos in China, Mongolia and North Korea.
Poland1, Ritan Lu, JianguomenwaiPhone: +86 10 6532-1235
PortugalNo. 8, Dong Wu Jie, San Li TunPhone: +86 10 6532-3497Hours: 09:30-12:00
RomaniaRitan Rd, Second East StPhone: +86 10 6532 3442Hours: M-F 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00Price: USD100
SingaporeNo. 1 Xiu Shui Bei Jie, Jian Guo Men Wai, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600Phone: +86 10 6532-1115
SloveniaKing's Garden Villas, 18 Xiao Yun Rd No. 57, Block F, Ya Qu Yuan, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6468 1030
SomaliaNo. 2, San Li Tun Lu, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-1651, 6532-0717Fax: +86 10 6532-1752
SpainNo. 9, San Li Tun Road, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-1986, 6532-3629, 6532-3728, 6532-1445, 6532-5616
Sri LankaNo.3, Jlan Hua LuPhone: +86 10 6532-1861, 6532-1862Fax: +86 10 6532-5426Hours: M-F 09:00-17:30
SwedenEmbassy of Sweden 3, Dongzhimenwai Dajie Sanlitun Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-9790
Switzerland3 Sanlitun DongwujiePhone: +86 10 6532-2736Hours: M-F 09:00-11:00
Thailand40 Guang Hua Rd, Chaoyang DistrictPhone: +86 10 6532-1749
TurkeySan Li Tun Dong 5 Jie 9 HaoPhone: +86 10 6532-1715
Ukraine11 San Li Tun Dong Liu JiePhone: (+86 10) 6532 63 59
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom11 Guanghua LuPhone: +86 010-5192 4000Fax: +86 010-6532 1937
United States of America3 Xiushui BeijiePhone: +86 010-65323831Fax: +86 010-65323431Hours: American Citizen Services M Tu Th F 08:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00, W 08:30-12:00, closed American and Chinese holidays
Vietnam32 Guanghua LuPhone: +86 010-65321155Fax: +86 010-65325720

source: Wikivoyage

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