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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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Quan Ju De (Peking Duck) Tips (62)

"Duck Restaurant"?: Beijing Duck

I cannot remember name of the restaurant, but I sure remember the food. Location was one side street of the shopping street Wangfujing opposite the food markets. You can easily see the lions in front of the building and the restaurant with white table cloths is in the 4th floor. My first try of Beijing Duck and I really enjoyed it! Staff was helpful guiding us the correct way of eating this speciality. Remember that duck sking is the "best" part.

Favorite Dish Beijing Duck - one duck for two people á 100 yuan = 10 euros.

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Apr 05, 2007

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Lovely food!

The restaurant that we went to was in Wangfujing. Make sure you get there before 8.30pm though as I believe that this was the last time that they would allow customers in by.
We had duck (of course!) which was carved at our table, and battered fish in sweet and sour sauce. I would definitely recommend a visit here. It is supposed to serve the best duck in Beijing. I would say it is more expensive here than eating in a 'normal' restaurant in Beijing, but the prices were by no means more than I would be used to paying in the UK.

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Jan 10, 2007

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): 'Quanjude Kaoya Dian' restaurant

The place was alright, I did not like the service though: slow, our waiter seemed to be elsewhere.

We bought Pekin duck for two, couple beers and a juice. There were not much meat really. I can imagine two big men would probably have to order one duck each.

BILL: payed total of 224 RMB ($28), 10% service charge was included. A bit overpriced but then again what one can expect from a touristy place like that. :-)

Favorite Dish I have never tried Pekin duck before and enjoyed it very much. My hubby however said he tasted it better (in Hawaii). Oh well.

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Jan 02, 2007

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): The Best!!!

I have eaten here many times. It is always the first place I go when I arrive back in Beijing. Of course it is greasy!!! It is DUCK!!!

Quite simply the best Beijing Duck I have ever eaten!! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. It is full of history and culture. Enjoy the experience!! Relax!!!

If you are not into oily Chinese food, there is a MacDonald's just down the street. Now there is some great, healthy food!!

Favorite Dish The Duck, of course!!!

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Jan 01, 2007
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Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): you've got to try the duck!

They seem to specialise in duck. You can have anything do with duck here . . . duck gizzards, duck liver, duck's feet.

This is a huge restuarant with more than one floor of dining.

Favorite Dish You can't go wrong with the Peking Duck. They even show you they correct way to eat it with the pancakes and sauce etc.

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Oct 29, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Duck any way you want it

This is maybe one of the most famous chains of restaurants in Beijing to eat Beijing Roast Duck, but some may well classify this place a tourist trap. At any rate, when in Beijing, you have to try Beijing Duck and this place I liked. I enjoyed dining at an establishment that is a concept and that was established in 1864. (Not many of those around in my home country.) The food was delicious but of course a bit pricier than regular places. The staff was well-trained and spoke a little English. We had a fab times both times I've been.

There is another one at Qianmen Dajie, but this one is less crowded and being a party of 4 coming around 7 pm we had no problem getting a table.

Favorite Dish Well, you don't come here for the noodels, do you? Go ahead, order a duck, watch the cook slice it, fill up those little cakes with sauce and onions and enjoyyyyyy! Then taste the roast duck soup that will be made of the bones. No bones about it, the soup really tastes of duck! Serious risk of overeating... I did!

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Aug 14, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Most over hyped place in China

My 3rd day in Beijing, after having tried foods from Mcdonalds to small dirty restaurants to street foods this was the only place that gave me the runs. When I told them I only wanted to try their duck, the servers tried to get me to leave and go to the quick dining room in the front of the restaurant. when I said I didn't mind the 15% fee (hour long line for smaller dining room off the street) spent 20 minutes tryng to get me to order more. One whole duck is enough for 2. When the duck came out it looked like a very good duck, but as I rolled it into the pancakes, I had to wring the grease out of them before I ate it. If I ever have the urge for duck again I'll stick to Duck Changs in Annandale, VA.

Favorite Dish the tea

Jun 26, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Beware Pickpockets!

Outside the main Quanjude restaurant are a series of photos of 'famous' folks eating at the restaurant.

Beware of pickpockets whilst you stand there and look at the photos. They often work in pairs, or small teams of three. Even if you catch one of them, the 'security' staff of Quanjude standing less than 10m away are unlikely to get off their stools to help you.

Favorite Dish Beijing Kaoya

Jun 08, 2006


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"Beijing - Imperial Peking"
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"Beijing: from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall"
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Beijing's famous traditional food

Beijing has a long established tradition of excellet restaurant which offer the best of China’s many kinds of regional cooking. They say that one time here were one hundred thousand restaurant in Beijing. All Chinese restaurant in Beijing have a variety kind of menus, but this is the special Beijing's food.

The famous roast duck is Quan Ju De restaurant
located at Haidian, wangfujing, West railway station, Qianmen (see downtown map)

Favorite Dish Beijing kaoya (Beijing Roast Duck or Peking Duck). Slices of mainly roast duck skin with plum sauce, spring onion strips and little pancakes.

jingjiangrousi. Pork shredded and cooked in a Beijing special sauce. Served with some kind of tofu sheets to make little parcels with.

gongbaojiding. Hot spicy diced chicken. Red peppers, boneless chicken with roasted peanuts in a hot gravy.

tieban niurou. Strips of beef brought to the table on a sizzling hot iron platter. Sometimes pepper flavored, sometimes has a tomato flavor.

bocaichaojidan. Spinach cooked with egg.

youmaicai. Another kind of green leafy vegetable, cooked plain.

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Jun 05, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Legendary Peking Duck

This is where heads of states go to have their world famous Peking Duck whenever they visit Beijing. Given the personal nod of approval by former Communist party legend, Chou En Lai and Chaiman Mao. The service is precise and impeccable. Hence, a 10 percent service charge is appled to your bill.

Favorite Dish Peking Duck , of course! Apparently, the reason why this restaurant is hailed as the best place to have Peking Duck in the whole of China, is because of the strict quality control on the ducks that they use. They have to meet weight requirements. In fact the ducks are force-fed with special grains to attain robustness. The duck is also roasted using special firewood made from a cherry or apple tree. The sauce is also delicious.

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May 06, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): I finally found out

I tried it in 1993...Now it is still there!! It was the first time I tried Pekking duck. I like the wrap(made of rice) with crispy skin(with fats), sauce and chives. All I remembered was the long queue and me salivating infront of the roasting ducks and of course, the crispy duck.

Favorite Dish The skin of the duck and the rice wrap. The duck's skin is very crispy and the fats give a moist feel.

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Mar 25, 2006

Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Famous Peking duck chain

Quanjude is a chain of restaurants specialising in Peking duck, with branches in several Chinese cities. I went to the Qianmen branch, which was okay, though the experience was a bit like McPeking duck: plastic cultlery and swift no-nonsense service.

Favorite Dish Peking duck, of course.

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Mar 23, 2006

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