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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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BEIJING When travelling here in China it is immediately noticeable that locals tend to spit anywhere and anytime. Apart from it being really unhygenic it is a common custom practiced allover. The...
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Feb 05, 2012

Stick to hot stuff!

If you are a traveler who is going to join a tour I am not worried about you because I know you will have your fixed meals settled beforehand. Besides, your chances to buy something to eat will be few...
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Oct 21, 2007

Always check the "expiry date"

Business is fierce and there are lots of people out there eager to make big money, the quicker the better, about consumer safety who cares? If those unscrupulous are caught I have no doubts that the...
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Oct 27, 2007

Tap water no good for drinking

Be warned that the tap water in Beijing is not good for drinking. Contains quite a bit of colioform bacteria which give you a bad stomach. You may ask what about all the 13 million locals? Now, they...
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Jun 03, 2004


"SARS" is an infestious disease that is caused by virus and other unknow microorganisms.It is preventable and curable. in Beijing , China, Aisa , & all over the world has it, The key poin to...
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Apr 21, 2003

I did not get any shots or...

I did not get any shots or anything before I went. Everyone else in my party was a lot smarter. Hepatitis is not fun, or so I have heard, so plan ahead and get the shots. It may require a few months...
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Aug 26, 2002

In more expensive restaurants...

In more expensive restaurants you will be given the ornate plastic chopsticks which will have been washed in some way but, I never use them. In regular restaurants you will get a wooden pair which...
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Aug 25, 2002

Watch out for 'homemade ice...

Watch out for 'homemade ice cream' in the summer. It will have been watered down and refrozen. Ice lollies can also be just local water with colouring etc. Walls Ice cream operates in China so you'll...
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Aug 25, 2002

Watch the Water.

Some of the 'bottled water' appeared to be suspect. I bought a couple of bottles, but saw that there was some rust resting inside the bottom of one bottle and the other bottle had a half-inch long...
Dec 23, 2007

Hot Pot Cooking

Hot pot is “a traditional Chinese dining” according to one of my Asian friends. However, when you are served the raw meat and vegetables, make sure that you boil it really well. (Longer than you think...
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Jan 02, 2008


Only a few hotels can offer quality tap water. It is advised to have flasks of hot and cooled boiled water in the room. Bottled mineral water is widely available.
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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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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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