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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."""
From $48.00
 
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

Change Money Tips (10)

Counterfeit notes

Beware of street traders giving you counterfeit notes in your change. Check the watermark and feel of any notes you are given. In the Summer Palace I bought some postcards from a hawker using the...
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SallyM
Mar 23, 2008

Fake Chinese Yuan/RMB

Be careful when shopping at the markets. If possible, pay with the exact amount of money needed or use small bills to pay because the vendors may give you fake yuan/RMB for the change. I was warned by...
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blue_sky04
Jan 02, 2006

Getting Cash from ATM's in China

Even though many will tell you that your ATM card will work in China (including your bank) don't count on it. We found ourselves in a worrysome situation, as our cash depleted and we couldn't get our...
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indygina
Nov 20, 2005

In the Matter of Money...

First of all, if you are planning to exchange your local currency for Chinese RMB, please do so at a bank or at your hotel's front desk. Also, do not exchange more than you really need. It is harder...
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Mairo21
Oct 28, 2005

Use Bank of China ATMs

Try to stick with Bank of China ATM machines. They are EVERYwhere, you won't have a problem finding one.I stuck my card into a non-Bank of China ATM and a second later a slip came out with: CARD...
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emoja
Mar 21, 2005

Currency

The Chinese currency is the Renminbi (RMB), or people's money. The basic unit, the yuan, is divided into 10 jiao. The jiao is again divided into 10 fen. 1 yuan = 10 jiao = 100 fen In spoken...
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dragontml
Dec 12, 2003

The Usual Stuff

The usual stuff here. First, managing the money: can be exchanged at banks either at the airport or in the city. But don't rely on your credit cards too much (you probably won't find as many ATM...
zypher_girl
Jan 02, 2003

MONEY

Be careful if changing money in the street. Even if you can get the money -rehmins or yuans- at better exchange rate than at official places, you could be cheated with jiaos which are only one tenth...
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LysDor
Dec 03, 2002

Changing Money - Hotels will...

Changing Money - Hotels will accept foreign currency to change but, the note (especially US Dollars) has to be spotless. Don't even think about getting foreign currency back at the end of your stay....
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anglosaxon
Aug 25, 2002

Currency

I found the hotel was not so keen to change RMB (local currency) back into other currencies, so don’t change too much to start with..
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keeweechic
Sep 12, 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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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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