Beijing Be-a-Local-by-Foot Tour
This private one day tour will let you experience feeling like a local.Remember leave a space after your breakfast in your hotel.Your guide will walk with you to an authentic Time-Honored Beijing Restaurant.Try a sip of douzhir(fermented soya-bean milk),miancha(thick soya-bean strach with sesame sauce),babaozhou-rice porridge.Listen to the Beijing dialect and meet different faces surrounded by the local flavor of Beijing.
After breakfast,nearby ,there is a local market where local people buy fresh food everyday as they believe freshness is the soul of a dish.Most of customers are the older generation.After drive their grandchildren to school with an electric tuktuk.They are happy going to this local market enjoying bargaining with vendors,and they go back home to prepare lunch or dinner for their children or grand children.Visiting the market will give you an insight of Chinese family philosophy.
Ten minutes walk through old hutong from the market to the traditional department stores.Various time-honored brands,such as silk,herbs,boots, and cosmetics.It is a good place of souvenir shopping.
Then walk about 20 minutes to Temple of Heaven.It is the place for emperors to worship heaven and pray for good haevest.Now it ia a paradise for local people to do morning exercises.You will see people playing card ,practicing Taiji,playing musical instruments,dancing,singing,at the weekends even you can seeing match-making.
After visiting the temple,your guide will take you to a local restaurant to have your lunch.
A hutong tour in Beijing is a must-do for tourists.This tour will be different from regular hutong tour.Your guide will walk you around a hidden hutong where no tourists usually go.You will get close to the local residents’ life.
Then you will take a subway to another old section hutong area which you will see an ancient Drum Tower and Bell tower clmbing up watch an drum performance and a bird’s eye view of old Beijing and modern Beijing.
After hutong visit,your one-day walking tour will come to the end.
Price in $/p.p
-English-speaking tour guide
-Lunch in a local Chinese Restaurant
-Entrance tickets to the sights listed above
-Gratuity to the guide and driver