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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 is one of the most polluted cities I have been too. After a few hours, my eyes were burning. Not much one can do but grit and bear it and hope that they wake up and do something about the...
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May 12, 2016

Beijing is Now Polluted

you might have seen the news at the various news sites like CNN, BBC News, Fox News, Reuters, AFP, etc that Beijing is becoming more polluted and the air quality is not that great anymore and they had...
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Oct 08, 2014

Smog Alerts

US embassy issues a smog warning. Usually much different from what China announces. From what I understand Chinese people listen to the US version as it is more believable. These photos are from a day...
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Oct 13, 2013

Buy a Totobobo Mask!

I’m currently studying Chinese here in Beijing and I’m an intern on Heyrobics. Heyrobics is a fun and social way to exercise.Before coming here, I was very worried about the pollution. Everyday I...
May 12, 2012

Pollution is very thick

Beijing suffers from extreme pollution that can hurt your eyes and make you cough,no doubt! If you are lucky,after a heavy rain,the smog may clear for a day or two....
Nov 28, 2011

Chunks in Beijing

still dragging black chunks out of my ears and got a sore throat. seen the great wall, and the forbidden city now-- never going back. my body is not compatible with such pollution. be ready for upper...
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Jul 23, 2010


Pollution is a serious problem in Beijing. Specially in winter, when still many people heat their rooms with coal.More and more cars are crowding the streets. They add to the pollution.Even though the...
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Oct 05, 2008

Smog during Golden Week

Being an asthmatic I was actually surprised that the air pollution wasn't so bad while we were their during Golden Week (apparently Japan & China celebrate their Golden Weeks around the same...
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Oct 21, 2007

Breathe easy - wear a mask

Pollution is a huge issue in China, and Beijing doesn't escape this problem. I have asthma and it took several days for my breathing to fully regulate and get used to the poorer air quality. It of...
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Oct 30, 2006

Wear a mask

The air is very dusty. You can taste it and feel it in your eyes and hands. To feel is to believe. You can see some people wearing masks here because of the smog and dust. This picture is from one of...
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Apr 04, 2006

Air is very polluted!

The air in the city is very polluted and dirty.Almost everyday the city is covered in smog. We thought the smog is because the weather is cold but no, it is because of the heavy traffic.The weather is...
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Oct 09, 2004

No really, that's not fog...

The pollution in Beijing is considerable. Our entire trip, the city seemed to be fogged in with some kind of haze. We got a bit of relief out at the Ming Tombs and Great Wall, but even there, we...
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Oct 01, 2004
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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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Getting to Beijing




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