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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

Lots of Traffic!

Be careful when crossing streets. Not onlky do you have to watch out for for the usual cars and buses, but also bicycles and scooters. These frequently dont abide by the rules as the 4 wheeled...
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roamer61
Nov 01, 2011

TRAFFIC & POLLUTION!

Traffic is already a big problem with the growing number of vehicules and a real danger to one's life... ... do pay a lot of attention when crossing the streets - there are lots of cars and innovative...
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LysDor
Jun 19, 2010

Traffic accidents

Our tour bus had a little crash with another car when we were going to the Great Wall. I don't know where is the worst place to drive: China or Mexico City... honestly I knew it would happen any time...
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cinthya_in_victoria
Dec 17, 2007

Beijing traffic:(((

that's really crazy, i'm speechless..all i can say..Try not to get killed crossing the streets!!! and i was thinking that Moscow's drivers were the craziest and most impolite, even in Almaty the...
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angelochka
Jun 21, 2007

What happens when they all swap bikes for cars

As I was leaving it was evident that a lot of residents were eagerly swapping their pedal cycles for motor cars. Goodness knows what this will do to the already overcrowded roads. It was a nightmare...
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mccrorj
Jun 01, 2007

Pedestrain's hell

Everything is true what people here on VTs wrote about traffic in Beijing.My small contribution is this photo. I tried to cross street, it was green light and I had to stop couse light change and...
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rsudic
Jan 07, 2007

differences between legal taxis and illegal taxis

I found it strange that many tourists who came to Beijing did not tell which taxi is a legal one. Especially when they went out of the Summer Palace,they took a 'taxi' and shouted to the driver:'read...
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smilefaces
Oct 11, 2006

The Driving/Traffic

The driving in China is positively frightening. The drivers are not only careless, they take tremendous risks seemingly without regard to the consequences.If you're not driving, (and I wouldn't)...
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Tina-Perth
Jul 28, 2005

Busy Beijing and its Traffic.

There are plenty of people in Beijing and driving can be an adventure. I was glad to have our driver Mr. Zeung. He was a very daring professional driver who would use the whole of the road. Cars honk...
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rsleisk
Dec 14, 2004

Long and tiring journey

The bus ride to Chengde took about 5 hours! Not only it is long and tiring, some of the roads are very bumpy and rough. As the bus will travel along the outskirts of Beijing. However, one will get to...
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whaleshark99
Nov 14, 2004

Be aware of heavy traffic

Beijing means not just wonderful sightseeings and beautiful architecture... means also traffic.Depending on the hour, you can find yourself stuck into a traffic jam without comparison with western...
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ahoerner
Sep 12, 2004

Pedestrians Be Aware!!!!!

While my previous tip was a warning that was easily avoided this one is more serious with consequences for your well being.As you read in my intro I refer to the maelstrom of motorists' madness &...
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aussiedoug
Aug 23, 2004
 
 
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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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