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Beijing, one of the six ancient cities in China, boasts time-honored history, profound culture and captivating scenery, which mesmerize uncountable visitors annually. Take a walk on the world-renowned Great Wall and have a bird-eye-view of its zigzagging among the rolling hills. Visit the overwhelming Forbidden City and discover the ancient imperial times of China. Indulge yourself in the breathtaking Summer Palace and experience the life of people in Hutong area by rickshaw. Treat yourself with the terrific Kongfu Show after enjoying the authentic Peking Duck Banquet. Shop on the world-famous Wangfujing Street and stroll around the Tiananmen Square. No matter what your need is, Beijing has something for you!

 

 

 

Stroll along Nanluogu Lane

 

 

  

 

 

Nanluogu Lane is the funkiest hutong in Beijing. With the length of 800 meters, Nanluogu Lane is the best-preserved hutong of Yuan Dynasty (1206AD-1368AD). At night, people hustle and bustle around this hutong area. On the both side of lane stand various kinds of shops and snack booths. It is also a third famous bar street after Sanlitun and Shichahai bar streets in Beijing. It is very enjoyable to roam in the boutiques and souvenir shops and have a taste of Beijing snacks. 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get there: Bus No.107, 124, 635 to Baochao Hutong Stop or bus No.118, 13, 823, 850 to Luoguo Lane Stop.

 

 

 

Buy Handicrafts in Panjiayuan Flea Market

 

 

   

 

 

Panjiayuan Flea Market is the most famous flea market which sells antique stuff and other handicrafts. About 60,000 to 70,000 people visit the market at weekend and it once received thousands of foreign visitors. Even the leaders of other countries like Hillary Clinton had purchased here. In the past, real curious could be picked up here but now it is hard to find a real antique. It still attracts many antique lovers to show their “treasures”. You can not only purchase various types of beautiful handicrafts but also explore the real old Beijing trough the old stuff and stories.

 

 

 

 

 

Location: the southwest of Panjiayuan Bridge, South road of East third ring road, Chaoyang District.

 

 

 

Eat Beijing Duck in Pianyifang or Quanjude

 

 

 

 

 

Eat Beijing Duc Beijing Duck is divided into two types according to cooking methods. After being slaughtered, eviscerated and rinsed in the water, the fat ducks are then soaked in the boiling water for a short time before they are hung up to dry. During hanging, the maltose syrup is smeared on the surface of the ducks. After hanging for 24 hours, the ducks are roasted in an oven.The famous restaurant to enjoy this kind of duck is Quanjude Restaurant. The traditional way is to roast ducks in either closed oven or hung oven till the meat is slowly cooked. Pianyifang Restaurant is very skillful to cook this kind of ducks. It isRestaurant is very skillful to cook this very indispensable to taste Beijing Duck for tourists to Beijing y cooked.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to get there: Bus No.107, 124, 635 to Baochao Hutong Stop or bus No.118, 13, 823, 850 to Luoguo Lane Stop.

Addresses of Quanjude:

No.30, Qianmen Street, Chongwen District
No.44 Dongjiao Minxiang (near Tiananmen Square) Telephone: 010-65122265
The 6th floor of Xiushui Mansion, No.8 of East Daqiao Road, Chaoyang District
No.217 of Xihe Qianmen Telephone: 010-63048992

 

 

 

Wandering in Hutong Areas

 

 

  

 

 

If you want to experience the old Beijing and Beijingers’ lifestyle, you should visit Hutong areas. Hutongs once predominated the city. Rickshaw drivers provide the tours in Hutong but better and inexpensive way is to rent a bike. Riding and lost in the view of Hutong will be very enjoyable. It is easy to find shops to rent bikes near Hutong areas.

 

 

 

Visit Must-See Attractions

 

 

 

The Great Wall 

 

 

 

The Forbidden City

 

 

Beijing is one of the most-visited destinations in China. It also houses numerous attractions. But it is unnecessary to visit every attraction in Beijing for tourists. Which attractions are must-see and can represent Beijing. Great Wall and Forbidden City, of course, is on the list. Chairman Mao Zedong once said that he who doesn’t reach the Great Wall is not a true man. This famous motto and its magnificence encourage more tourists to climb Great Wall.Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from Ming Dynasty, houses extensive collections of artworks and artifacts and other treasures. Besides these two sights, some other spots like Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven also highlight your trip.

 

 

 

The Summer Palace

 

 

The best months to visit Beijing are May, June, September and October. But in May and October, you should remember to avoid the national festivals like May Day and National Day when there are 3 or 7 days holidays. Beijing will be very crowded with domestic tourists during these two holidays.  

 

 

The Temple of Heaven 

 

 

Spring in Beijing falls in April and May. In April, the weather is changeable and sometimes sand storms may happen. In May, it is warm and comfortable for traveling. Summer is not very long but hot. Autumn is a comfortable season when the leaves begin to turn yellow. Without the disturbance of summer heat and winter coldness, you can climb the Fragrant Hill and enjoy the beauty of red maple leaves.

 

 

Fragrant Hill in Beijing

 

Red Maple Leaves

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