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Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day
"In Beijing there are must-see destinations cultural and historical landmarks. Then there are those special activities and local attractions that you've read about and put on your list to do. No tour itinerary can cover exactly what you want to see in Beijing until now. Let us help you create your own personalized day in Beijing using public transport with a professional guide and interpreter. If you want to visit the Forbidden City and take in a show with world famous Chinese acrobats we can arrange it. Care to climb the steps of the Great Wall by day and have an authentic Peking Duck dinner in the evening? Well make it happen. Always wanted to tour the Hutongs by pedicab then visit the exquisite Lama Temple? Well put them both on you helping you bargain for the best prices on jewelry handcrafts
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Beijing Your Way: Private Independent Tour with Optional Guide
"After pickup from your hotel travel by comfortable private vehicle to the city’s historic sites and visit local attractions. If you’re touring independently use your suggested itinerary and tell your driver where you’d like to go. Be sure to confirm your custom itinerary with the tour operator prior to your arrival in Beijing; that way they can carefully plan your independent excursion for you.A half-day independent tour takes you to top destinations within Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace or explore the hutongs (alleyways) by pedicab. If you’ve selected a full-day independent tour you can also drive beyond the city to climb the steps of the Great Wall which offers sweeping views from above.Full- or Half-Day Guided Tour UpgradeGo more in depth with interesting commentary from a knowledgeable guide who helps you customize your tour. Your personal guide can take you where the locals shop
From $150.00
 
Backstreet Beijing Walking Tour
"Head to the Red Building of old Peking University from where the University students went out to Tian'anmen Square for demonstrations and initiated the famous 5.4 Movement. Then you will stroll along the old cultural Wusi & Wenjin Street one of the most beautiful street of Beijing We pass the corner tower of forbidden city wall and moat a bridge divided Beihai Park and Zhongnanhai Lakes till arriving at the old palaces of Beijing library one of the five biggest libraries in the world. It is a spectacular palace courtyard with historical stone lions and pillars moved from the ""old Summer Palace"".After that visit the Northern Cathedral
From $75.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Beijing

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Ancient Observatory

The Beijing Ancient Observatory is built in 1442, and when you visit you wouldn't expect it to be so old, it is still in very good condition. Personally I enjoyed the eight rooftop instruments, like...
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Dragons

China is known as the land of the Dragon, and the dragon has been synonymous with the Chinese for centuries, and carved Jade dragons have been found which are over 5000yrs oldThere is a new theory as...
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National Agricultural Exhibition Center

This place is interesting if you're into agriculture - and at some point we all want to know how our 'made in China' food is produced. What you see first from the road is that white large building...
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Yuanmingyuan

The park of Yuanmingyuan is not often visited by western tourists. Of the palace, which once stood here and resembled an European palace not much remains. But there are fields, trees and small lakes....
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Soong Ching Ling's Former Residence

Soong Ching Ling has been married to Sun Yat-sen. She has also been Honorary Chairman of the People's Republic of China.The last years of her live she spent in this house like a prisoner. The house...
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St Joseph's Church

St Joseph's Church is actually the first of Beijing's "attractions" that I visited during my stay there. This is probably because I stayed next to it. In fact I could see the backend of it from my...
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Tiananman square is full of...

Tiananman square is full of students who wish to practice speaking English. They will come up to you and ask to show you the city in exchange for practice in english. Obviously one might want to use...
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China's little emperors

Since the One Child Policy the central government implemented in the 1980s, the "little emperor" phenomenon-- wherein parents pamper and dote on their only child-- has become very common in cities. I...
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Snake and Chips anyone?

Actually there were no chips, But Snakes are eaten in China about 10000 tons a year and as a consequence the snake numbers have been steadily declining for years now.I had to choose mine from a basket...
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Don't miss the Painted Lady @ Forbidden City!

While exploring the Northeast section of the Forbidden City, I wandered along a quiet avenue from the north tip to due south. On my left, down another alleyway, I peered a figure peering back at me....
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the houses beside Forbidden city

well I actually find the houses beside the lake beside Forbidden City much nicer to look at and also more interesting compared to the Forbidden City which is so huge no doubt, but has repetitive...
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Sanlitun by day

To soak up the athmosphere of Beijing our teacher took us to a Sanlitun to show us the contrast between night and daytime. This place is a really popular family spot in summer but relatively quiet in...
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Zhongshan Park

Located on the west side of the Forbidden City, was the site of the former Altar of Land and Grain. In memory of Dr Sun Zhongshan, the great chinese revolutionary forerunner, it is changed to his...
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Visit a hairdresser!

If you're staying in Beijing for a longer period, or if you have a little extra time – go and visit a hairdresser. Not to get a new hair-cut (that can be too adventurous), but to try how hair washing...
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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

A very serious advice: Pay attention to every detail of the explanation done by your guide (person or book), during the visit: that way you will find out that "peace and harmony" is the dominant...
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Great Wall of China - Mutianyu

We visited Mutiayu Section of the Great Wall in late October 2012. We shared ride (private car and chauffeur) with another two Taiwanese girl. Cost per person was RMB150 and includes transport to...
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Summer Palace

Even with the strength of an exterior door or the glittering colors of the decorative doors, doors are a detail where Chinese art is always in evidence. Any cultural reason? Maybe! I didn't heard...
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Temple of Heaven

In the large complex of the Temple of Heaven, all the eyes go to the Hall of Prayer, but facing it, there's a smaller structure with similar architecture, and where the crowds are not so dense,...
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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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Beihai Park

a tibetan Buddhist stupa in the Tibetan buddhist temple in Qiuongha Island in Behai Park called the Dagoba by Tibetans and Bai Tai by Han Chinese, built by Qing Emperor Shunzhi in 1751, made the Behai...
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