A combined Park and hutong tour providing ideal insight into the lives of local Beijing people.You will experience Beijing in the most visually entertaining and interesting way.
What to Expect
Join this exciting small group tour which includes 2 main parts: Exploring Beihai Park and touring the hutongs. Beihai Park is an appealing place to visit not only for its traditional temples and pavilions, but also for the activities local residents take part in in the park’s grounds. Activities include: ballroom dancing, a choir, tai chi, Chinese theater, and daily exercise. As a friend of many of these groups Matthew bridges the gap between being a bystander looking on and actually taking part. With Matthew, you can meet interesting locals, and enjoy a close up view of Beihai Park.
Similar to Beihai Park, the hutongs are another place to experience real Beijing culture. As the most traditional Beijing neighborhood the hutong neighborhoods showcase a collection of typical daily events in the lives of Beijingers, such as: street barbers, tailors, and outdoor food stalls. In addition, you will visit Shijia Hutong Museum, the first hutong Museum. Here you will gain even more insight into local life through detailed explanation about the development and history of hutong life.
Small-sized groups are guaranteed to enjoy a participatory tour, meeting and engaging with local people and often taking part in their fun activities.
- Professional photographer guide
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and Drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
Exit D of Beihai North Station, Subway Line 6
Know Before You Go
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. A maximum of 6 people per tour.