Be a Beijinger for a Day
A close Encounter of the Nice Kind, these tours are guaranteed to provide rich memories of what it's like to be today's Beijing family. While obviously prearranged, these are moments when members of China's emerging middle class society can, with considerable pride, welcome you to their home.
Half-day and Full-day Tours
Settled in China over 1,000 years ago, many in the extreme northwest, turn and religion wherever they settled. For the followers of Islam, these tours will include services and/or prayers; for everyone, they may include visits to families and will include meals at appropriate restaurant.
Designed for overseas students, these tours combine sightseeing with person-to-person encounters with their Beijng counterparts. In addition to visits to the Ming Tombs, Great Wall, Palace Museum, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are these options:
Chinese Medicine Tour
These encounters are intended for those who are interested Chinese medicine and the Chinese methods for easing the onset of aging. In addition to the standard sightseeing- Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Palace Museum and the Temple of heaven - are these activities:
Getting to know Beijing
Pre-history, history, archaeology and everyday life today are rolled into one in this series of options, which can be sampled over one or several days, depending on interest and schedule. In addition to the standard sightseeing venues - great Wall, Ming tombs, etc. enjoy:
Meeting the Buddhist Culture
Buddhism arrived in China from India many centuries ago, with various emperors and most of the Chinese people accepting its tenets and erecting temples, pagodas and monuments in the celebration of their beliefs. These tours are intended to acquaint the non-Buddhist with the past and present of this religious in China.
Bike Hike Delight
In Beijing, there is one bicycle for every one and a half people and the morning and evening rush hours are something that must be seen to be believed. A pleasant, healthy way of seeing the streets and byways, which a popular expression describes as, "Thirty-six hundred are the large onces; the rest are as numerous as the hairs on an ox." Suggested routes and maps are available for the asking.
Almost exclusive to Beijing in all of China - because it was the most recent imperial center - the "hutongs" are alleyways along which courtiers and other members of the elite had their homes.
Numbering in the thousands, these architecturally and socially interesting enclaves, including many symmetrically, laid out quadrangles are best tackled on foot, but take a map.
Simulated archaeology offers archaeological sites for visitors to experience the joy of discovery the myth of ancient life. There are three different diachronic cultural deposits in each test pit namely:
Visitors not only can enjoy the excitement of excavating and discovering these underground cultural deposits, but also can bring home their discoveries as souvenirs.
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