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Bike to see Core city's Evolution

1 review东城区, China

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Experience hosted by Ming

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

When I was a kid, in Beijing, regular people only had bikes as their private vehicle and Beijing was not as huge as today. One bike took people to go anywhere of this city. With a bike, we have a tour like a time travel. You'll experience all highlights of downtown Beijing and know how the core Beijing becomes nowadays' look(its evolvement).
We meet, walk to your bike, then bike together around the core Beijing city, where the famous forbidden city and Hutong zones surround.
There are both ancient spots like the Palace Museum(Forbidden city and square), royal family's residences, religion buildings (temple and churches), Hutong(regular people's houses), and modern buildings, like Beijing White house, Bird Egg(a huge theater), etc. Although We don't go inside of them, we stop by them, connect them to historical events, talk nowadays' China, people's life, society, mind and soul. I'll take pictures for you if you wish.
We have no meal in this experience but chances to try local street foods, which are tasty for local and tourists and cannot be offered at a tour group table. We may meet tourists at above places and you'll have deeper insights to core Beijing than tourists, like untouristy experience, history and cultural knowledge of Beijing's famous attractions, and enjoy features and beauty of Beijing like our local people do.
When I was a kid, in Beijing, regular people only had bikes as their private vehicle and Beijing was not as huge as today. One bike took people to go anywhere of this city. With a bike, we have a tour like a time travel. You'll experience all highlights of downtown Beijing and know how the core Beijing becomes nowadays' look(its evolvement).
We meet, walk to your bike, then bike together around the core Beijing city, where the famous forbid…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sugar or candy for emergency of hypoglycemia
  • Drinks
    I'll give you water. If you have your bottle, take it with you.
  • Tickets
    The entrance to central point park of Beijing.
    I am able to be the pho...
  • Transport
    You'll have a bike. You can bike, then you are able to have this experience...
From ₹4,008
/ person
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Meet your host, Ming

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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For 20 years, I've been asked by school to teach Chinese and invited by tour agency to guide travelers. Many 5-stars reviews on me at Tripadvisor and Airbnb. As a Beijing local, I've been there for 40+ years and know this city well. Erudite local people all know those interesting buildings and story behind them. As one of them and an experienced guide, I know tour agencies don't include somewhere impressive and representing Beijing into tour. Following an erudite local person's instruction, those places can be easily reached and enjoyable on a bike. As no tour agency offer a tour like that, I develop this experience. I call it TOURSSON (Tour+Lessons) to help foreigners get across cultural gap and understand Beijing well and to enjoy the beauty of Beijing like a local.
For 20 years, I've been asked by school to teach Chinese and invited by tour agency to guide travelers. Many 5-stars reviews on me at Tripadvisor and Airbnb. As a Beijing local, I've been there for 40+ years and know this city well. Erudite local people all know those interesting buildings and story behind them. As one of them and an experienced guide, I know tour agencies don't include somewhere impressive and representing Beijing into tour. Following an erudite local person's instruction, thos…
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Where you'll be

Meeting point is a subway station at center downtown Beijing.
Then, we have bikes and go through roads around The Palace Museum, also known as Forbidden City, the top of Jingshan park, Beijing White House, Bird Egg, Hutongs, Wangfujing, Xi Dan, temples, churches, public parks, Bird Egg, etc., by bike.
We stop and break at simple food restaurants or food stands. (pay on spot).

1 review

David
January 2020
Great bike tour/experience to see famous attractions at the center of Beijing and understand cultural meanings behind them. Ming is a great guide and friend. He is very informative. His explanations help us to understand Chinese mind and anecdotes of those attractions, the Beijing development and history. We biked around the Forbidden city, Tian-an-men square, Beijing white house, Hutongs, China national theater etc., Now, we are very familiar with the locations and transportation of those famous attractions and able to get there and enjoy. Many thanks to Ming.
Great bike tour/experience to see famous attractions at the center of Beijing and understand cultural meanings behind them. Ming is a great guide and friend. He is very informative…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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What to bring

Rain coat when it rains or snows

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