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Beijing Trip Advisor Beijing Shichahai Hutong Richshaw Tour and oar propelled boat tour
Beijing Shichahai Hutong Richshaw Tour and oar propelled boat tour

Beijing Shichahai Hutong Richshaw Tour and oar propelled boat tour Item NO: 690868

US$ 29.00
Number of persons
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 persons 9 persons 10 persons
How to get there
By private car By subway
Customized Requirements
  • Visit famous Shichahai hutong area by rickshaw and take oar propelled boat on the lake,viewing the beautiful scenery while drinking tea and eating some snacks on the boat.
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Product Name Beijing Shichahai Hutong Richshaw Tour and oar propelled boat tour
Item NO 690868
Weight 0.0000 Kg
Category Beijing Tours > Cultural Tours
Tag private tours
Brand Beijing Trip Advisor
Creation time 2018-04-09


Tour Overview:
Tour Type: Exclusive Private Tour
Vehicle: Your Exclusive Vehicle
Operates: Daily

Tour Highlights:
Take a car or by subway to Shichahai
Stop and take a hutong richshaw tour plus oar propelled boat trip

Buying this tour 15 days in advance will have one or more free gift(s) from 1 to 10  US Dollars range travel products,the more clients who join the tour will get more gifts.Please click the image above and choose your gift(s) now. 

About Shichahai:

Shichahai is a famous scenic area in the northwest part of Beijing, which includes three lakes (Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea), surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.

Its history can be traced to as far back as the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234). During the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), Shichahai was the terminal point of the Great Canal, which was a main reason for its prosperity. In the period of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), when the channels ceased to be as smooth as they used to be, it changed from a bustling hub to a place of leisure where people could stroll around to admire the vast scenery or enjoy the cool shade under willow trees.

Shichahai is always a good place for local residents' recreational life, and in the last 200 years, many governmental officers, celebrities, monks and nuns chose to build mansions, temples and nunneries in it. Thus, the attraction of Shichahai lies not only in its natural beauty, but also in the historical value of its architecture. The most famous ones among these historical buildings are Prince Gong's Mansion (Gong Wang Fu), Price Chun's Mansion (Chun Wang Fu), the Former Residence of Song Qing Ling, Guang Hua Temple and the Former Residence of Mei Lan Fang, a well-known Beijing Opera master. Need to mention that the famous Shichahai Bar Street is actually Houhai Bar Street, which is in the area.

The greatest point of interest in Shichahai today is its residences, Hutong and Courtyard. Visiting Hutongs by pedicab has become a popular activity for visitors from China and abroad. The most famous is Jin Si Tao, which actually includes 18 hutongs and keeps the original layout. Another one is Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street (Yandai Xiejie), meaning an oblique street which looks like a long-stemmed pipe. This street used to be a famous street selling long-stemmed pipes. In the east area, South Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluogu Xiang) is an interesting hutong renowned for its long history, culture, specialty stores and distinctive foods.

Comprised of Qianhai, Houhai, and Xihai Lakes, Shichahai Area is the most renowned historical and cultural quarter in Beijing. There you could experience the local residents' daily life by tracing the age-old hutongs and courtyards. The ancient imperial mansions, celebrities' former residences, and the trendy boutiques and bars along the narrow alleys will show you both ancient and modern glamour of Beijing.

Tour Notes:

● This is an exclusive private layover tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will be no longer available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
● It is a non-shopping private tour and no Hidden Fee!
● Your tour guide will hold a sign in your name and wait for you at the exit at the arrival hall of the airport.
● Rush hours in Beijing can cause serious traffic jam. We try our best to manage the traffic and keep your schedule. 
● All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact Beijing trip advisor for new quotations.

What's Included
Domestic transportation as detailed in the itinerary
Private English-speaking guide 
Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
Meals as specified in quality local restaurants
Free gift(s) from 1 to 10 US Dollars if you shop the tour 15 days in advance.
What's Not Included
International flights to and from China
International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
Accommodation - if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your advisor know either via email: 1935990176@QQcom or add customized requirement while you purchase our tours.

Chairlift or cable car ticket(s)
Tips for your guide and driver
Other personal expenses

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