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Private Custom City Sightseeing and Shopping Tour of Beijing
"The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Beijing. Your exact itinerary is flexible so you can customize your tour based on your preferences. If there’s something you want to see more or less of simply let your guide know. Your professional guide will make all the sites you want to go in order as long as time allows and make an ideal itinerary for you.The city sites you can choose include:Tian'anmen square and Forbidden City --recomm please add the sites in the 'Special requirement' box when you make the booking. After the historical sightseeing you will have a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant. Then you will start your exciting shopping tour in the afternoon. When making your booking please provide your shopping interests in the 'Special requirement' box. Your guide will recommend the right s your guide and private vehicle will drop you off at your hotel or site you want to go in the city."""
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Private Tour: Panda House Visit And Cruise To The Summer Palace With Imperial Dinner
"Meet your guide in your hotel lobby around noon time (12:30pm) and head to the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo to visit the lovely pandas. Next take a short drive to the Imperial Dock in the Purple Bamboo Park. Take a scenic 40-minute cruise from Zizhuyuan Park to the South Gate of the Summer Palace on a boat that was once used exclusively by the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowager Cixi. Pass many including the working and living quarters of the emperor; the Long Corridor the longest covered walkway in the world with 14000 exquisitely painted pictures; Longevity Hill the best place to have a panoramic view of the Summer Palace; Marble Boat the iconic building of the Summer Palace which used to represent the stability and eternity of the Qing Dynasty; and Suzhou Street
From $118.00
 
Beijing Private Culture Experience With Lunch Inclusive
"Temple of HeavenPick up at 8:30am from your hotel to visit the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors performed their ritual ceremonies. The best time to visit it is in the morning to see the local seniors exercising practicing Tai Chi playing Shuttlecock doing ground calligraphy as well as singing and dancing.Liulichang StreetYou can visit Liulichang Culture Street which is known throughout China and the world for its ancient books calligraphy paintings brushes
From $118.00

Eating and Drinking Tips (24)

Beijing Sweets

beijing has it's share of sweets and I could say that they are truly yummy but unfortunately i could not make out the translations since they have really bad chin-glish. some are very familiar like...
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machomikemd
Jun 09, 2009

Chinese Beers

China has been brewing beer for the past 9,000 years but it was mostly rural stuff and not into the mass produced market but things changed in the 19th century when european powers entered china and...
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machomikemd
May 26, 2009

Beijing Cuisine

Ok , a lesson, when you say chinese food, it just does mean chinese food but what Chinese Cuisine? ok! Chinese food is not monotonous as there are 16 Basic Chinese Styles of Cuisine like Cantonese,...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Chinese Pork Sausages

chines pork sasages are good! they taste sweet and slightly salty and is made up of pork fillings. they are ususally eaten bare, without sauce or hot dog bun and is available everwhere for 4 RMB a...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Steamed Buns Galore

Steamed Buns are a Generic in Asia and every country has it like Banh Bao in Vietnam, Siopao in the Philippines, Kung Pao in Singapore, etc but thie original started here in china and since im more...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Vending Machines

like in other countries, Beijing has it's share of vending machines and they are everywhere. they sell mostly liquid stuff like bottled water, softdrinks, juices like peach or lemon or orange and...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Softdrinks (Or Soda's in the USA)

like what I've said, buying softdrinks here is more cheaper than buying bottled water since prices of softdrinks like coke or sprite are equal or cheaper than bottled water, depending on where you...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Buying Bottled Water

Off course, when touring other countries, it is best to buy bottled water whether it is mineral water, purified water or spring water and in beijing it is no different eh. A Bottle of Mineral water...
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machomikemd
May 25, 2009

Imperial Food Banquet

Once only served to the Emperors, now the recipes of Imperial food can be served in restaurants in Beijing. We had ours on a tour at the Summer Palace.The imperial yellow covered chairs beckoned us....
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SLLiew
Oct 12, 2006

Peking Roast Duck - a must

Do not miss having "Peking Roast Duck" while in Beijing. Beijing ducks are specially bred and prepared and the north winds of Beijing is said to have a special finishing touch in the drying process....
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SLLiew
Oct 12, 2006

Language barrier

The food is great, however, the language barrier is really present. Don't expect people to have the facility of the english language. Your tour guide/interpreter is the most important person on the...
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ahorny
Apr 30, 2006

You won't starve

You can easily eat nine meals a day while discovering Beijing. Yet what is served will be quite unlike the Cashew Chicken, MooShoo or other General Tsos from home. Very little rice, actually. Lots of...
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Mar 03, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Beijing

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Beihai Park

Beihai park is a great place to relax, enjoy beauty around . And if you want to escpe from crowded and loud Beijing, you should go here! It's opposite to the Forbidden city (exit) . Cost (in Augut...
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Church of the Saviour - North Church - XiShiKu Church

Not too sure about the spelling there, but it should come out to something like that. This church, a little bit west of Beihai Park, is one of the most beautiful in Beijing. During certain times, you...
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Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park is directly north of Forbidden Palace. Most people visit the park in early mornings and day time. However, i recommend taking some time to visit the park in the evening as well. A lot...
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Forbidden City - The Palace Museum

Not being someone who is that keen on ancient buildings and who much prefers modern history, this place did virtually nothing for me. I was told by the hotel reception that I must go and would enjoy...
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Back Lakes - Hou Hai

Shichahai is comprised of three lakes, Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai. Situated just above Beihai Park, there are many restaurants and bars along a quiet roads that run around the lake. Along the lake you...
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Nanluoguxiang

This is the street and area to stay if you are on a budget in Beijing. I liked the street, it is located in an old area of Beijing. You have everything there, hostels at affordable prices in...
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