Beijing

Book your family taxi with car seat in Beijing

Child friendly cab in Beijing

 

Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA) is the 6th biggest globally, at 47 square kilometers. The airport, worth $17 billion, was completed and opened in 2019 and is nicknamed "starfish." BDIA can handle passenger traffic of 100 million annually.

It may surprise you to learn that the city of Beijing has had 15 different names, and Beijing was the 16th. It is the second-largest city after Shanghai, and it is home to the following seven UNESCO-listed heritage sites.

  • The longest wall (Great Wall of China)

  • The largest palace (Forbidden City)

  • The holiest of temples (Temple of Heaven)

  • The most extensive imperial garden (Summer Place)

  • One day Hutong tour and 

  • Six days of Winter Tour with Skiing in a 2022 Olympic Winter Games Venue

These are a mix of ancient architecture and modern sights.

This post will let you know where to get family taxis with car seats while in Beijing and will list family-friendly places to visit during a layover or vacation.

Where to get family taxis with car seats in Beijing

To protect your children, ensure you get reputable airport transportation with car seats. The use of car seats in China is mandatory and supported by a minor protection law.

It is good practice to teach children basic road safety measures, such as the importance of buckling (those who can understand).

Tell your preferred taxi service with car seats driver your kids' age if you have toddlers. Taxi Bambino makes your travel plans less hectic since you can prebook your taxi on their website by finding your location.

Any add-ons like car boosters, age-appropriate car seats, and big family cars are available, provided you let them know when booking.

Places to visit with your family in Beijing (& how to get there) 

Here is a mix of ancient and modern children-friendly tourist attractions in Beijing.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a historic must-see wall built in ancient days to prevent enemy raids. The 7th wonder of the world is so long (more than 4000 miles) that you can see it from the moon! 

The best and longest restored area is Mutianyu. It is child-friendly and less crowded. 

The Great Wall is also an excellent place to take photos as you enjoy the scenery and listen to the history of the wall from a knowledgeable guide. 

Explore the 22 watchtowers and sleep in them if you want.

If you are up for a hike, start at Jinshanling and end at Simatai.

Finally, have a taxi with car seats drop you and pick you up since it's a bit far, 110 km from the airport. It will take you 1 hour 45 minutes to get there.

Hutongs

Experience Chinese culture and heritage. Ride rickshaws through Hutongs (long streets) as you observe the courtyard homes with narrow alleys and shops and learn more about the local way of life. 

These homes date back to mid 18th century (interesting) and have withstood the test of time.

Engage in some cultural activities like writing Chinese calligraphy, making dumplings, and flying kites.

Hutongs tour is kids friendly. Taxi is the fastest way to get here (1 hour), but don't make the mistake of waiting for a taxi, as the queues are always long. Prebook one before your flight.

The Forbidden City

You’ll enter the Imperial Palace Museum (Forbidden City) through Tiananmen Square. You can group these two and Hutong for sightseeing as they are close. 

The Forbidden City should be top on your list of places to visit in Beijing. It was home to two dynasties, Ming and Qing. 

Famed for its architectural, religious, and historical relevance, your kids will see what a Chinese royal palace looks like in all its glory.

It would take the whole day to explore the 980 buildings city. Since this is not possible with kids, do prior research on different areas that would appeal to toddlers and older children. 

Older kids will enjoy the treasure gallery and a glimpse of China's imperial emperors. Younger ones will probably love the statues of different animals like lions and dragons.

The Forbidden City is 56km from Daxing airport, and it will take you one hour and 10 minutes to get there by car service with car seats.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is where the emperors would pray to the gods and make sacrifices. In the colorful temple, kids can learn Tai Chi, a morning exercise, or fly kites during spring or autumn. 

They will have a blast with the echo wall around the Imperil Vault of Heaven. If one stands at one end and whispers, the person at the other end can hear what they said!

Temples of Heaven is 1 hour away from Daxing Airport (55 km) if you take an airport taxi with car seats.

 

Summer Palace

A trip to Beijing would be incomplete without stopping at The Summer Palace. The most prominent features of the Summer Palace are Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.

The Summer Palace has lovely gardens with temples, covered alleys, pavilions, and bridges. No wonder the imperial gardens were former emperors' preferred summer retreats destination. 

You can explore Kunming lake by renting an electric boat or a pedal boat. Kids will love walking across the 17-arch bridge with the 544 lion sculptures in various poses. You may also bring a guide, and there are no photography fees.

Beijing Wildlife Park

The Beijing Wildlife Park is home to golden-haired monkeys and the famous Panda, and it is close to Beijing Daxing International Airport. Pandas should be on the bucket list. You’ll also find giraffes, elephants, and many more.

Shijingshan Amusement Park

Let your kids enjoy various rides, including the Stacked Roller Coaster at the Shijingshan Amusement Park. The adrenaline is good after a long flight.

Beijing Happy Valley

Head over to Happy Valley’s six theme parks that combine modern fashion, nature, and Chinese heritage and bring ecological systems to life.

In the Ant Kingdom theme park, the kids can see miniature ant ecosystems and understand biology concepts better.

There is also a thrilling ride for those who don't mind riding face down on the Atlantis flying roller coaster-like Superman. Kids can also watch or play car racing games.

The amusement park hosts a carnival with loud electronic music and eccentric performances. Avoid visiting on national holidays.

The Happy Water Cube/Olympic park

Kids will love the splash of the lazy river, teens, the Aqua Loop, and the never-ending water projects. They will not want to leave, so allocate plenty of time when visiting.

The Happy Water Cube rated four on TripAdvisor, where Usain Bolt, the fastest man, won and set the 100 meters world record. The park changed into a water playground.       

It is a 55-minute drive from the Beijing Daxing International Airport.

Wangfujing Street Market

In the evening, stroll about in the market. Get souvenirs and see some crawlies and scorpions delicacies on a stick, ready to be purchased for a meal!

The market is open from 7 pm to 9 pm and has many exotic food delicacies. 

Please note that the street market sometimes has crowds of locals and tourists, but it's fun.

Beijing Science and Technology Museum

Your kids will enjoy the feel of being 'inside a movie' in the astro-vision theater. There are also interactive fun displays at the museum.

If you are planning a family vacation to Beijing, book a safe taxi with car seats.