Aman Summer Palace is set just outside the Summer Palace gates, a short drive from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
From September through November conditions are sunny and dry. Spring also brings pleasant temperatures, while summer sees high temperatures over 30°C (86°F). Winter can be cold with temperatures of -20°C (-4°F). Rainfall is almost exclusively limited to the hotter months from June through September.
What to pack
In spring and summer, light clothing is appropriate with a sweater or jacket in the evenings. From autumn through winter, down jackets, fleeces, hats and gloves are necessary. Sports shoes are suitable for light touring, while hiking boots are recommended for treks. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship.
Language & Currency
The official language of China is Mandarin, though English is increasingly spoken. The national currency is the yuan or renminbi. Major credit cards are accepted in larger establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques are easy to cash. ATM machines are widely available.
China is on China Standard Time (CST), eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 220 volts/50 cycles; convertors as well as plug adaptors are available.
Medical services are available round the clock at Aman Beijing. There are no particular immunisations required for entry into China unless the traveller is coming from a yellow fever-infected area. No vaccinations are required.
Please check with your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate prior to travel. Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through China. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry.
The Aman team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights.