Meet your guide/driver at 8-8:30 am in your hotel lobby.
AC vehicle bring you to the gate of the Forbidden City.
It is the best location to take a photo at Wumen (the gate of the Forbidden City).
Your guide will Brief Introduction of the whole Forbidden City.
With your passport number and name for reservation in advance , guide will bring you into FC directly without waiting for the line.
This tour provides a cup of coffee free of charge in the half walking in FC, most clients are foodie in the group.
Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'
Then it is about 1.5 hours walking from Wumen(south gate) to Shenwumen(north gate).
From north gate of FC to Beijing old hutong about 20 mins walking, sometime we take TAXI or bus if bad weather.
Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. At nine meters (about 30 feet) wide, it is the name given to a lane or small street that originated during the Yuan Dynasty (12711368). Now they have become representatives of local culture, thus it is the first choice for people who would like to learn about the local history and culture.
Local government has protected the small area of Hutong to avoid damage by Modern city. Some traditional small restaurants in the Hutong. The guide will walk with you in the Hutong and stop at 3 restaurants for local food, just like Chinese boiled dumplings, Yunnan cuisine and Beijing snacks.
one Local beer per person includes.