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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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Shopping Tips (42)

shoppers beware

Well, as you know, when you go shopping... it depends on the person helping you... but when I was trying to buy a purse... the lady gave me a lower price in a calculator and then pointed at a guy in...
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Jul 03, 2005

Silk Road Shopping--DEALS!!!!

Silk Road Shopping area in Beijing is worth the trip if you make sure to bargain and watch what they put in your shopping bag. I wanted to buy a pashmina shawl and the lady tried to substitute the one...
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Jan 29, 2005


Tour groups inevitably end up at a "factory" where you can learn about how a select product is made. The main purpose of these places is to sell you their products though. "Factories" can actually be...
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Jan 27, 2004

Do not shop in larger shops

What I found out was that they try to pass of the same stuff that you can get in the smaller stores at a much higher price. And they are more pushy too! Be firm on your price. Shop in the smaller...
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Aug 20, 2003

Cloisonne Factory

The reason I'm putting this into the tourist trap section is because it ends up being yet another shopping opportunity. The factory itself is really very interesting watching the craftmanship that...
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May 28, 2003

Help! I'm a prisoner in a Peking cloisonne factory

Actually this Beijing cloisonne shop is probably one of the better factories for girls from the countryside to work in. At least try communicating with the assembly line workers. Any kind words or...
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May 14, 2003


You really know how to bargain, when you visit China. Everything that you get is overpriced by as much as 6 times!!! Even the calling cards which have a talk time of 100 yuan, can be bought at as low...
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Dec 09, 2002


It is called Xiu Shui and is located at Jianguomen Wai Avenue close to Gui You department store and Sanlitun road. These places are worth visiting but full of active salesmen and 'rich'...
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Dec 03, 2002


This store is located at Jianguomen Wai Avenue and is full of chinese souvenirs but also clothes, cards, everyday items and carpets even though prices of carpets here are at least double compared to...
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Dec 03, 2002

just make sure u won't get...

just make sure u won't get stuck with whole bunch of kids trying to sell u stuffs unless u really wanna get anything, if u show any interest, they gonna follow u all the way... believe me... lolapart...
Sep 08, 2002

Friendship Store - Yes, we all...

Friendship Store - Yes, we all know that it is a tourist trap. But is also a place to find nearly everything under one roof, including many things that you don't find elsewhere. Nowhere had the...
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Aug 26, 2002

Do watch out for locals who...

Do watch out for locals who hassle you to buy their handmade souvenirs when you are out strolling in their picturesque parks. Usually, these souvenirs are nothing more than laminated cards with some...
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Aug 26, 2002
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Things to Do Near Beijing

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Beihai Park

Beihai park is a great place to relax, enjoy beauty around . And if you want to escpe from crowded and loud Beijing, you should go here! It's opposite to the Forbidden city (exit) . Cost (in Augut...
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Church of the Saviour - North Church - XiShiKu Church

Not too sure about the spelling there, but it should come out to something like that. This church, a little bit west of Beihai Park, is one of the most beautiful in Beijing. During certain times, you...
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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

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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Back Lakes - Hou Hai

Shichahai is comprised of three lakes, Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai. Situated just above Beihai Park, there are many restaurants and bars along a quiet roads that run around the lake. Along the lake you...
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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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