Asked by INKOGNITO | Nov. 10, 2019 02:42
About:Beijing Travel

arrivng at PEK at 12:45am. Have 12 hour layover

US passport coming from Bangkok, arriving in Beijing at 12:45am and departing PEK at 12:45pm onto Dulles.12 hours seems like enough time to leave the airport and do the Great Wall or Forbidden City and I'm interested in doing something like that, but I'm concerned that my arrival time will be prohibitive. #1, can I leave the airport doing TWOV? #2 Is there anything I can reasonably expect to accomplish during my layover given my arrival time? Forbidden City seems unlikely as it doesn't open until 8:30am. I was thinking maybe sunrise at the Great Wall. Do you think that's possible? If so, Mutianyu or Badaling? If not, what can I do at that hour?

Answers (1)
Answered by Xanthe from New Zealand | Nov. 11, 2019 23:35
Yes, you can make full use of your stopover to tour around Forbidden City.
1. You can enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy. But if you want to leave the airport, you need to apply for the Stay Permit at the airport. It won't take too much time. Don't worry.
2. Well, generally speaking, you need to go back the airport at least 2 hours in advance before the departure. Thus you are suggested to wait until the morning and tour around Forbidden City.
3. I am afraid not the transfer time is not appropriate time to visis Great Wall.
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