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Beijing Insight

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Morning Mubus Tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall

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Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver

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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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Morning Mubus to the Mutianyu Great Wall (7:40am Departure)

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Afternoon Mubus to the Mutianyu Great Wall (10:00am Departure)

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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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North China Getaway

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Beijing to Hong Kong Getaway

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Day Trips & Excursions

Shanghai to Shandong 2-Night Private Tour by Bullet Train

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Great Wall of China (Mutiyanyu), Summer Palace (with Lunch & Hotel Transfer)

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Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: 2-day Xian Trip from Beijing by Round-way Bullet Train

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Small Group: 2 Days Beijing Classic Tour- Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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Beijing Private 3 days Tour, full exploring in Beijing, tailor-made just for you

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7 Days Private Tour of Insights of Beijing

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Nanjing is a city steeped in history and cultural heritage

Welcome to Nanjing

Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, has more than 2,500 years of history and over 500 years as China’s ancient capital. Nanjing  Brocade, Qinhuai Lantern, Jingling Scripture Engraving and Nanjing Paper Cutting have been designated as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Nanjing offers a well-connected transportation system, including direct international flights. Citizens of 53 countries transiting through Nanjing can use its 144 hour visa-free policy to enjoy the city. 

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Art and culture

How visiting the world’s busiest museums has changed

5 min readPublished Jul 7, 2020

As some of the most popular museums in the world reopen, here are the new COVID rules and restrictions that visitors can expect.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 06: A man looks at Guernica by Pablo Picasso during the partial reopening of the Reina Sofia Museum, after its closure in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on June 06, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. A maximum of 30 people (30%) at a time are now allowed to view Picasso's iconic anti-war painting depicting the 1937 bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish civil war.   (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Adventure travel

Trailblazers: crossing into China as a Lonely Planet writer in the 1980s

8 min readPublished Jul 7, 2019

Our Trailblazers series sees Lonely Planet's guidebook writers reflect on past adventures, reminisce a little, and compare their experiences past and…

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Food and drink

Cool Xisi: Beijing's up-and-coming neighbourhood

5 min readPublished Oct 19, 2017

Xisi (literally ‘West Four’) is a neighbourhood in western Beijing, so called for its four richly carved paifang (sign gates) that once straddled the…

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Rooster booster: how to welcome the Chinese New Year

5 min readPublished Jan 23, 2017

This year, China welcomes the Rooster, crowing in the new year on 28 January 2017. The Rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac (between the…

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Hidden Beijing: 10 intriguing sights to discover in the Chinese capital

5 min readPublished May 18, 2016

As Beijing leaps skywards into the 21st century, its history can sometimes get left in the shadows. But despite the new highways and high-rises, China’s…

Hidden Beijing: 10 intriguing sights to discover in the Chinese capital