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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Beijing Old City Day Tour

Attractions:Lama Temple, Confucian Temple, Hutong, rickshaw tour,
Chinese cultural activity, Nanluoguxiang
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 8:30am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm
Walking Level: Beginner
Vehicle: Your Exclusive Vehicle with free Bottled water
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BXIT-F03

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Pick-up from your hotel around 8:30. Start your trip with Lama Temple (40 minutes) ( Yonghe Temple ). It is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The building of the temple is a blended Han and Tibetan style.

Lama Temple

Then move on to Confucian Temple (40 minutes) ( Kongmiao ), one of the most important Confucian temples, just after the one in his hometown of Qufu in Shandong Province. The confucius temple was built to pay tribute to confucius in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. It was first built in 1309 with a history of more than 600 years. Inside the temple complex there are more than 100 ancient trees and 198 steles in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Confucian Temple

After Chinese lunch, head to to Shichahai area behind Beihai Park for Hutong tour (2.5 hours) . First take rickshaw going around the deep Hutong in Shichahai area, visiting an ordinary family in a courtyard.

Take rickshaw visiting Hutong

We offer one of the following four activities, so you can participate and gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture.

(1) Peking Opera Mask Painting

Peking Opera has a history of more than 200 years, and it is the national opera of China. Traditional face painting plays an important role in Peking Opera. It is used as a means to denote characters. For instance, a red face usually depicts the individual valor, integrity and loyalty; a white face illustrates the figure's wickedness, deceitfulness and cunning; a green face reveals surly obstinacy, rashness and lack of self-control. In addition, the pattern of the facial painting tells a lot about the character.
Coloring Beijing Opera masks is a process of personally experiencing the connotation of Chinese culture.

Peking Opera Mask Painting
Peking Opera Mask Painting

(2) Paper Cutting

Paper cutting is a long-standing folk art in China. It uses scissors or knives to cut papers for decoration or other folk activities.
Generally speaking, the colors are mainly red, and the patterns are twelve zodiac animals, various gods and immortals, as well as some auspicious Chinese calligraphy. Chinese people often stick paper cuts on the windows, doors and ceilings of their homes during the Chinese New Year. And they believe that paper-cutting represents the Chinese people's longing for a good life and blessings.

Paper Cutting
Paper Cutting

(3) Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy is one of the quintessence of Chinese culture. The history of calligraphy can be traced back to the Western Han Dynasty (over 2000 years' history). It integrates the characteristics of art, literature and philosophy.
After thousands of years of development, it can be divided into three main types: cursive script, regular script and running script. Calligraphy is a skillful technique, and every stroke of the brush has its own hopping soul and poetic expression, which is a vivid expression.

Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Calligraphy

(4) Making dumplings

Dumplings are one of the most symbolized Chinese food for Chinese New Year, especially in North China.
When Chinese people welcome guests and celebrate festivals like Chinese New Year, they have the tradition of making and eating dumplings, symbolizing good luck. Here we can learn how to make dumplings and taste the authentic Chinese home-cooked dishes. Healthy and pollution-free food, with a combination of meat and vegetables. The cooking process of home-cooked dishes and the carefully selected fresh ingredients also make us deeply feel the beauty, uniqueness and health of each Chinese home-cooked dish.

Making dumplings
Making dumplings

Nanluoguxiang Hutong runs from north to south, this lane is about 800 meters long with 16 hutongs - 8 hutongs on each side of the lane. The lane is now famous for the cafes and bars and clothing and handcraft shops that line its hutong laneways as well as its traditional hutong and courtyards (siheyuan).

Nanlouguxiang Hutong

After your tour of Nanluoguxiang, you have two choices: either transferred back to your hotel in Beijing or enjoy your happy time at Naluoguxiang for the rest of the time on your own..

Lunch: Chinese lunch
Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Price without shopping stop
Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
1 person $229
2 persons $145
3 persons $125
4 - 5 persons $105
6 - 9 Persons $95
10 persons and above $75

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