John Tom Meng
Looking for a guided Beijing tour would be the best choice for a first time visitor to Beijing, and therefore, you could rely on a local travel agent based in Beijing city. You can use a search engine with the phrase of Beijing tour or Beijing travel agency, then you can find many tour agencies over the Internet. It is advised to compare with the tour itinerary and tour price, choose three to five tour providers to ask for a quote about your travel. About the Beijing tour, remember not to choose the highest and lowest price, middle priced tour would be good for you.
There are two popular types of Beijing tour, the first one is bus tour (group tour), the other is private tour. The bus tour is the most budget way to take the tour in Beijing, as you can share the tour guide service and transportation cost with other travelers, also you may get the chance to make friends with other people from the world. While, compared with a bus tour, the private tour would be much higher, but your tour could be more flexible and enjoyable.
There are too many place of interests you should visit in Beijing. As capital city of China, Beijing is rich in culture and history. One of the must see place is the Great Wall. It is an amazing man made wonder, which plays a great role during Chinese civilization. Another tourist sites should be the Forbidden city, also was called Imperial Palace Museum, where the Twenty-four emperors lived for hundreds years, you would be astonished by its grandness. If have more time, don't forget to visit some other site like Temple of heave, Summer Palace, Hutong...
After a full day Beijing tour, nighttime can hold other surprises for you. You can take the evening activities either from traditional performances such as the Beijing acrobatic show, Beijing Opera and Chinese Kungfu, or to modern ones like pubs, clubs. It is suggested to walk along the river with the music from bars in Houhai bar street.
And if you want to taste the essence of Chinese food, we advised you to put down a list. The Peking Duck as we known, is the most popular Chinese food in Beijing, other than this, you can try Sichuan Smoked Duck, Lamb Hot Pot, Beijing dumplings. If you don't know the restaurants, you can remember the Quanjude is for the Beijing Duck, the Donglaishun is for the Lamb Hot Pot, and you can find the Sichuan Smoked Duck in Prince Gong's Palace in Houhai area.
Remember all these tips up, your Beijing tour will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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