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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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Beijing South Train Station

This new modern train station looks like an airport. Tickets can be bought at the counter or automatic dispensing machine with English option.Boarding is announced and for fast trains to Tianjin, it...
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Beijing Capital Airport - Terminal 3

When flying to Beijing, verify if your airline is landing the new Terminal 3 or the older Terminal 2.Thai International Airways, Singapore Airlines uses Terminal 3 while at this time of writing,...
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Catch the Local Bus

With the cheap price of Taxis in Beijing, some would ask "Why bother catching a local bus?"I believe that when you travel you need to experience the culture of everyday life of the local people. Anne...
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Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai - 3.

The only real hassles when traveling on the overnight trains are:1. The tight security checkpoints!The crowds spill out of the station and onto the sidewalk. There are no organized queues and it seems...
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Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai - 2.

When you choose to take the overnight train I would suggest packing food and drinks for both dinner and breakfast. (And perhaps a few snacks.)Anne and I took 5 overnight trains in China and we chose...
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Overnight Train - Beijing to Shanghai

A very inexpensive way of traveling throughout China is to Catch the overnight train services.The ticket fro Beijing to Shanghai was approx 45 Yuan (US$7.50 in July 2008) and represented the transport...
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China Southern Airlines

Anne and I were surprised to find China Southern Airlines to be a hassle free experience.You often hear horror stories about air travel within China and I must admit that I was dreading the entire...
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Ride the modern day rickshaw.

Anne wanted a go "on this little number" but the driver was nowhere to be seen.Located near the taxi rank at Wangfujing Street, outside the Oriental Plaza Mall, you must "haggle" for the price before...
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The BRT - (Be right there!)

How good was this?One block from our motel, and across the road from the Temple Of Heaven, we found a BRT stop. I don't know what BRT stands for but I simply called it Be Right There.When you get onto...
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Taxis - A cheap form of transport

I found it amazing how inexpensive it was to get around Beijing.Taxis are literally everywhere and I would imagine that they make up over 25% of the cars on the road in Beijing.“Flag fall” in a taxi...
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New Airport Rail Line

Beijing has opened a new Rail Line called the Beijing Dongzhimen-Airport Express Rail. It of course connects the International Airport with downtown Beijing.The 28.5-km light rail system ride is...
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Shuttle Bus from Airport

In one of my previous Tips I explained how I took a taxi from the Airport. On my following trip to Beijing I took the Shuttle Bus to the city center. This is my preferred method: It's a fraction of...
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Day One: Arrive Beijing International Airport

For many of us the Beijing Capital International Airport is our gateway to China. It is where it all begins and the excitement, the journey, the challenges unfold from here when you first step off the...
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Bicycling can be fun, but...

Bicycling can be fun, but...Be very cautious when bicycling in busy streets. Always keep in mind that cars wouldn't let bicycle or people go first in China. However, bicycling in Hutong (alleys) area...
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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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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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