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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

More Local Customs in Beijing

Eat Jian Bing in Beijing! You must!

Make sure to try a "jian bing", which is a Chinese ommelette. You see them being made through the city, especially in alleys. The tell tale sign is a circular stove (like a smooth hot plate). The jian...
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crewrower
Jul 08, 2008

BEIJING ACROBATS

Beijing Acrobat is one entertainment that must not be missed by the young and old on a visit to Beijing.In Beijing one can see breath-holding acrobatics, some of which can be so demanding in the...
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ancient_traveler
Apr 05, 2008

Balaustrada / Baluster

Los antiguos edificios chinos normalmente están sobre plataformas y están bordeadas con balaustradas de mármol que tienen unos postes en los extremos que se laman en Chino wangzhu .Estos postes tienen...
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elpariente
Mar 23, 2008

1 Parque-Beihai-Park

Un paseo por las mañanas en el Parque del Norte , es algo muy agradable , pues además de estar en un enclave muy bonito , es el sitio donde se puede ver a los Chinos que van por las mañanas a...
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elpariente
Mar 22, 2008

Footgear at the door, please!

Chinese people have a bunch of good hygienic habits that western people should learn from.When you are invited to visit a Chinese family you should know that before walking in you should take off your...
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ntm2322
Oct 17, 2007

Chinese red envelopes

The Chinese red envelopes are called hong2 bao1 in Mandarin and are popular gifts for any occasion. They symbolize luck and wealth. In western countries people use presents to mark the occasion, in...
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ntm2322
Oct 15, 2007
 
 
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Layout of Forbidden City

There Forbidden City is not only a palace and administrative building of the late Ming and Qing Dynasty, it incorporates the elements of Chinese beliefs in fengshui (geomancy) as well in fortification...
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SLLiew
Aug 20, 2007

No tipping, poor service?

Tipping is not customary in China. My son who lives near Beijing believes this may explain why the service is often so indifferent, inefficient and even cold in Beijing restaurants. I observed this at...
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melosh
Jun 27, 2007

The Dazibaos

The dazibaos are not what they used to be !! They were created for “free” expression of “citizens”, political education and information, now. . . it is financial information. . . times have changed. ....
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kokoryko
Apr 24, 2007

Show windows

What do Beijing and Amsterdam have in common? There are not as many channels in Beijing as in Amsterdam, but many bikes and bikers can be found in both cities. What else? Have a look at picture 2 and...
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kokoryko
Apr 24, 2007

Fly a kite!

Beijingers are pretty big on flying kites. On any given day, you may spot a kite or two in the sky. At first you may mistake them from large birds, but no, they are kites. If it's a sunny day with a...
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idy
Mar 13, 2007

Old Beijing Hutong

You will need to bargain with the trishaw agents. We managed to get the price down to RMB30 per trishaw (2 passengers) for the Old Beijing Hutong Ride. Price excludes entrance fees to certain spots or...
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amy_leong
Oct 18, 2006

Staring

If you're non oriental be prepared for a lot of gawking. They don't even hide the fact that they are ogling you. If you are non-white, expect even more starring - especially if you are black. It's...
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oceania26
Aug 30, 2006

Spitting

Men and women will spit EVERYWHERE regardless if they're indoors or not. I was absolutely amazed by this...people hawking and spitting right there on the floor. You'll see gobs and gobs of spit...
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oceania26
Aug 30, 2006

Top Hotels in Beijing

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1 Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing, 100020, China
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No.1 Jianguomenwai Main Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100004, China
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No.37 Dongsi Sitiao, Dongcheng District, 100010
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No.97 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100005, China
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No.7 Qian Gulouyuan Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100009, China
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1 E Chang An Ave, Beijing, Beijing, 100738, China
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Top Things to Do in Beijing

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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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Great Wall of China - Mutianyu

What a beautiful and amazing structure! The work awesome is overused today, but to stand on the Great Wall of China was definitely one of the high points of my various travels - Chair-lift up and...
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Summer Palace

From the name itself, this is also called the Royal Park; divided into four parts: the Court Area, Front Hill Area, Rear Hill Area and Lake Area. It’s a very large area and I suggest you to take...
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Temple of Heaven

Access to the Circular Mound Altar at the Temple of Heaven, you have to pass through a Lingxing Gate. There are 8 sets with three gates per set. When standing on the Circular Mound Altar, take notice...
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Tiananmen Square

This is, without any doubt, the visit numero uno and the first visit that all the tourists in Beijing make. It is like the Red Square in Moscow, or the Piazza San Marco in Venice, or the Puerta del...
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Great Wall of China - Badaling

We (Husband, 10 year old son and I) planned to visit China for a very long time with a sole goal to see the great wall of china. We finally managed this feat on Dec 26 2015 in peak winter. We...
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"The Northern Capital"
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"Beijing"
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"Beijing - Imperial Peking"
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"My wonderful Beijing"
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"Beijing: from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall"
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