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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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Forbidden City

It is recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. Such a name was given because it’s forbidden to ordinary people before... Forbidden City was the scene of many significant events affecting the course of Chinese history.

It’s just amazing to visit this place because of the struggle! From the main gate, you will be overwhelmed by a massive number of tourists falling in line to come inside… it’s like when people are lining up to get relief goods! The security is very tight. from the underpass, a security check is done and another security check in the main gate’s path.

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theguardianangel
Jan 28, 2016

Complete Harmony

"Harmony" is the common word in the description of the several spaces of the Forbidden City. The smallest one is "complete".
Why? Don't ask - I didn't read that much. It was used by the emperor to rest, in his way to the Hall of Supreme Harmony, more than 15 meters distant, however, I think that he could do the journey in a single day.

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Dec 31, 2014

The Inner Court

While the Outer Court is where the large ceremonies and public events were held, the Inner Court is where the Emperor and his Family (plus the concubines) lived and is off limits to most people except for the eunuchs. Besides the hundred of rooms at the periphery of the Inner Court where many of the high officials and concubines and eunuchs of the emperor lives, the inner court also consists of three halls . From the south, these are the Palace of Heavenly Court (where the emperor had his quarters), Hall of Union, and the Palace of Earthly Tranquility (for the empress) plus the imperial garden, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Palace of Tranquil Longevity and a lot more.

Opens: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm everyday except monday (closed)

Admission Fee is: 60 RMB per person

separate admission fee of 10 RMB for entrance to Treasure Gallery and 10 RMB for entrance to Clock and Watch Gallery.

Combo Ticket that includes admission to Treasure Gallery and Clock and Watch Gallery is 80 RMB per person

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Oct 16, 2014
 
 
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Beihai Park

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Church of the Saviour - North Church - XiShiKu Church

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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

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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Back Lakes - Hou Hai

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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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