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wings



Joined: 09 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: 7 hours at PEK Reply with quote

I booked a ticket to Thailand, but on my return I have a 7 hour layover in Beijing. I arrive at 6:30 am and my flight out is at 1:30.

I've been to Beijing, so I'm not interested in doing a tour or anything, but if I can take the high speed airport train and do an hour or two of wandering, and have some breakfast, I might be up for it. but I've also heard that terminal 3 (where I will be) is huge and has a lot to do.

Should I stay in the airport or make an effort to get out and into Beijing for an hour or two.

Any advice?
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sml7285



Joined: 26 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 7 hours at PEK Reply with quote

wings wrote:
I booked a ticket to Thailand, but on my return I have a 7 hour layover in Beijing. I arrive at 6:30 am and my flight out is at 1:30.

I've been to Beijing, so I'm not interested in doing a tour or anything, but if I can take the high speed airport train and do an hour or two of wandering, and have some breakfast, I might be up for it. but I've also heard that terminal 3 (where I will be) is huge and has a lot to do.

Should I stay in the airport or make an effort to get out and into Beijing for an hour or two.

Any advice?


Do you have a visa to China?
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northway



Joined: 05 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: 7 hours at PEK Reply with quote

sml7285 wrote:
wings wrote:
I booked a ticket to Thailand, but on my return I have a 7 hour layover in Beijing. I arrive at 6:30 am and my flight out is at 1:30.

I've been to Beijing, so I'm not interested in doing a tour or anything, but if I can take the high speed airport train and do an hour or two of wandering, and have some breakfast, I might be up for it. but I've also heard that terminal 3 (where I will be) is huge and has a lot to do.

Should I stay in the airport or make an effort to get out and into Beijing for an hour or two.

Any advice?


Do you have a visa to China?


You don't need one if you're staying for less than 48 hours.
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wings



Joined: 09 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: no visa needed Reply with quote

I understand that you don't need a visa if you are staying for only a few hours. Seems simple enough.

Basically I'm wondering if I will have enough time to take the train to somewhere moderately interesting , have some breakfast and stretch my legs.

Any thoughts?
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because of the length of your layover they might give you a 24 hour stamp on your passport without a visa.
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sml7285



Joined: 26 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: 7 hours at PEK Reply with quote

northway wrote:
sml7285 wrote:
wings wrote:
I booked a ticket to Thailand, but on my return I have a 7 hour layover in Beijing. I arrive at 6:30 am and my flight out is at 1:30.

I've been to Beijing, so I'm not interested in doing a tour or anything, but if I can take the high speed airport train and do an hour or two of wandering, and have some breakfast, I might be up for it. but I've also heard that terminal 3 (where I will be) is huge and has a lot to do.

Should I stay in the airport or make an effort to get out and into Beijing for an hour or two.

Any advice?


Do you have a visa to China?


You don't need one if you're staying for less than 48 hours.


Really? Man I did not know that.
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