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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

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Bring all the medicines that you might need for general ailments like viral fever, gastric infections, etc. It is very difficult to get the western medicines. I had severe food poisoning but still...
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Dec 09, 2002

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Bring good shoes, because it can be a lot of walking. If you go in the winter bring warm clothes, I went there in March and it was very cold walking around in Beijing. It is a good idea to bring with...
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monica78
Sep 07, 2002

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Keep a roll of TP on you at all times, or at least a traveller size package of Kleenx. Most often there was no TP available in the bathrooms I visited, and I didn't realize that until it was too...
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kimberbakos
Aug 26, 2002

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Thin ones in summer, light colour is better. For winter, grab a coat of length down to your knee. Air-conditioned for most places in winter, thus, do not wear body fit underwear of wool quality by...
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iretyc
Aug 26, 2002

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You might want to bring pants that either have drawstrings on the bottom so they can be rolled up and stay that way or zip-off bottoms (they become shorts), some bathrooms are really, really nasty...
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bokononist
Aug 26, 2002

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Night bag ONLY. You can buy luggage in Beijing very inexpensively. It will probably fall apart after a trip or two, but is still a good deal. Bring what you have on you, nothing else. Buy the rest in...
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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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It can be quite cold and windy at The Great Wall so bring along a windy breaker and/or warm jacket.This picture was taken in May, 1986. The weather was warm in Beijing but when we arrived at The...
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Yubert
Aug 25, 2002

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in december, it can be very cold, and with the wind chill factor...dress in layers, heavy coat, under layers, thermal underwear. gloves, hat, scarf, sunglasses, good walking/hiking shoes...
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burned1000
Aug 25, 2002

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Take power plug adaptors for all regions. China itself has at least 5 different types 2 pin round, 2 pin flat straight with earth and 2 pin flat angled etc. The big hotels (Shangri La) use the...
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anglosaxon
Aug 25, 2002

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The weather in Beijing is so dry and windy almost all the seasons. So, some body lotion is needed. In summer, it is pretty hot, T-shirt can be nice then. And winter it is so cold and sometimes snows...
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Chris_Dahlia
Aug 24, 2002

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DON'T forget to bring along your much-treasured ATM card to withdraw cash. Yes, no need to rush to the money-changers to change all your currencies into Chinese Renminbi (or Yuan, as the locals...
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

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Winters in China can be very harsh. When we were there, it was even snowing in Beijing! So bring along some heavy duty woollen jackets if you're planning to go in winter. Their summers can be hot and...
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

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Don't take too much luggage with you...it happend to me that I found nice and very cheap backpack and suitcase overthere and had to trough old ones away.... I also decided that next time I go to China...
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Kisu
Aug 24, 2002

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Beijing - albeit photogenic - is rather heavily polluted and you shouldn't expect blue sky and sunshine too often. Choose your film accordingly. Lonely Planet's new book on Beijing (ISBN...
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Aug 24, 2002

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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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"Beijing: from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall"
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