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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
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Festivals Tips (15)

Dressing up and hitting the streets

The Chinese love to replay their history, and one of the best times for this is always at the temple fairs that occur during the Chinese New Year celebrations.There is a strong sense of 'belonging' in...
mke1963
Dec 07, 2004

Mid-Autume Day -- Sacrifice

Long long ago, there were a couple living in happiness. Husband called Hou Yi and his wife called Chang E. Hou Yi was toxophily hero who annihilated 9 suns and keep back only sun in the sky what saved...
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wwliu
Oct 03, 2004

Mid-Autume Day -- Hare Milord

Have you found the pattern in the circular Moon looks like a hare? Of course we know it's reasoning circle mountain on the exterior of the moon. In the past, however, Chinese people thought it was a...
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wwliu
Oct 04, 2004

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in the Chinese World, no matter in which country, on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. In the Western calendar it usually occurs between...
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ntm2322
Sep 29, 2007

Moon cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival was originally a harvest festival and on this day people used to eat all kinds of fruits and round moon cakes. Nowadays the tradition is still well alive. People gather...
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ntm2322
Sep 30, 2007

National Day

In Tian’anmen Square, October 1st of the year of 1949 at three o’clock in the afternoon, Chairman Mao Ze Dong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China and the red five-star flag was...
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ntm2322
Oct 06, 2007

Dong1 zhi4 Festival (Winter Solstice Festival)

This festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals and is celebrated on or around December 22 (in 2007 it was on December 22). And this is exactly the time when sunshine is weakest and...
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ntm2322
Jan 01, 2008

Spring Festival (Chun1 jie2) – the story

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the first day of the first month of the lunar year is the beginning of the Spring Festival. In 2008, the Spring Festival begins in February the 7th. It means...
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ntm2322
Feb 07, 2008

Spring Festival – most important customs (Part 1)

The Chinese like to stick the character “fu2” meaning “happiness”. And if they stick it upside down people will say “fu2 dao4 le”, meaning “happiness arrived”. The character “dao4” means “upside down”...
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ntm2322
Feb 13, 2008

Spring Festival – most important customs (Part 2)

Handing out ya1 sui4 qian2 Ya1 sui4 qian2 are also called “hong2 bao1” (red pockets) and its distribution is quite interesting.For instance, if you are married you will receive red pockets only from...
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ntm2322
Feb 13, 2008

Spring Festival in Beijing: Temple Fairs

The city empties out as the Spring Festival nears, with many of its residents going back to their hometowns to spend the Chinese New Year with their families. This could be the only time the Beijing...
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idy
Mar 12, 2007

Ballroom dancing in the Park

It was a up lifting experience to go for a lovely evening walk around this man made lake and enjoy some of the local atmosphere. At one end of the lake we found rows of resturants and when you walk...
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gaizee
May 08, 2005
 
 
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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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