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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

Language Tips (9)

Basic words for when you arrive!

These basic words proved useful enough for me, when i first arrived in the city, and atleast allowed me to locate and book in at a nearby hotel. Although English is obviously a frequently spoken...
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jono84
Aug 08, 2004

Ni Hao Ma?

Beijing people speak Mandarin a bit different. They tend to emphasize on the "r " sound more than other parts of China. I like the way it sounds. Anyway, learn a few Chinese words will help you to get...
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Arjaree
Nov 04, 2004

Communicating with Taxi Drivers

- Replace the last consonant of any word with the letter 'R' and pronounce it in a long drawn out way. (e.g. Sanlitun becomes Sanlitur)- Don't add English or foreign emphasis to words because this...
mke1963
Jan 09, 2004

Putonghua - Mandarin

Putonghua = "Common language" or Mandarin is the official language of China of over a billion people. It is actually a dialect originally spoken around Beijing.All over China, you will find many...
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SLLiew
Oct 13, 2006

Traveling by Taxis

I just returned from Beijing. Travel by taxi is inexpensive by Western standards. Something we learned very quickly, however, is that very few taxi drivers understand English, written or spoken. Get...
picchu
Jul 28, 2007

Learn a little bit of Chinese...

Learn a little bit of Chinese before you go over to China! If you're staying in hotels (even a four star) you may encounter problems with communicating with staff if you have any difficulties. A...
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wongjiahui
Aug 26, 2002

Learn Chinese (Mandarin) -...

Learn Chinese (Mandarin) - The Easy Way!Do you know how to speak Cantonese too? Ni ye hui shuo Guang Dong hua ma? Glad to meet you!Jian dao ni hen gao xing! Goodbye!Zai jian! Good day!Wu an! Good...
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

Handy Taxi Tool

This handy little card will help you get around when taking taxis in Beijing. Print out a few copies and give it to your driver to show them where you want to go. Click on the image for a larger...
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cwest03
Aug 24, 2002

Funny English Signs

The Chinese authorities certainly have quite some sense of humour, don't they?Do you understand what they are trying to tell you? Or warn you??But then again, they have come a long way...... At least...
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dfactor
May 24, 2008
 
 
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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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