Tour Type：Private Tour Guide & Private Vehicle
Starting Date：Every day (Forbidden City close on every Monday)
Special Experiences： A Prince Gong Mansion, half of Qing dynasty
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Prince Gong’s Mansion&Beijing Hutong Tour
Prince Gong’s Mansion Brief Introduction
It used to be the residence of a intellectual in Qing Dynasty. It was first built in 1776.
The first year of emperor Xian Feng(1851), whose brother got the title of prince Gong in 1851.
Later the palace was bestowed on the prince Gong.It is the best preserved Prince palaces
in Beijing.In front of the Prince Gong’s Mansion. It was the residence of He Shen. He was the Prime Ministery and the Minister of Defence in the years of Qianlong, the most prosperous stage of Qing Dynasty. In1850s, the mansion was bestowed on Prince Gong. Compared with the Forbidden City, it seems to be a little less famous. Why we come here ? The answer is itsfirst owner, He Shen, is a very famous person in Chinese history. Every Chinese knows him no matter the kids or the old. There are even many novels, poems, movies and TV series telling his story. Why is he so well-known? Because he was the corruptest official in Chinese history. You can’t imagine how large amount of his graft is. The successive Emperor Jiaqing sentenced him to death and took possession of his treasure. The money he left behind amounted to 4,000 tons of silver, equaling ten years’ income of the national treasury. If you change it into US dollars, it is 520 billion! I wonder how he got so large amount of money in only one life. Certainly, he paid lots of manpowers and materials to build his own mansion. It is the largest and the best preserved Prince Mansion in Beijing. As you see, the Palace Museum is grand, national and formal. I think this one is more personal. You can see another style of Chinese building .
Beijing Hutong Brief Introduction
In many people’s minds, Beijing is associated with hutongs. These are small alleyways where people live together in communities of homes packed into a small area. The architecture is intriguing, but it is more than just the architecture that draws visitors. The hutongs represent the people who live there and are a museum of Beijing’s folk customs and a witness to the city’s history. Beijing is the only city in China that has them.Since the Ming Dynasty, hutongs and siheyuan (courtyard homes) have been the signature features of Beijing ‘s urban landscape. These homes traditionally are comprised of buildings built around an enclosed courtyard. In modern times many of these areas have now been developed and as a result these distinctive symbols of Beijing are disappearing. The beautiful snowscape of Beijing hutong alleyway. Beijing Siheyuan represents the capital’s architectural style.Many hutongs have disappeared in the past decade to make way for modern apartment buildings and wider roads. Fortunately, some historic neighborhoods are being preserved. In this respect, visitors can see Beijing as an ancient yet modern city. We suggest going on foot since this will allow you to soak in the atmosphere, move at your own pace, and observe the small details that make hutongs unique. Renting a bicycle is also a good option, this way you can cover more ground and rest your feet. Hiring a rickshaw is also a fun way to go.
Cheap Prince Gong’s Mansion & Beijing Hutong Tour
Our English speaking guide and driver will wait for you at meeting point at Starbucks Coffee（After customs of Starbucks）in Terminal 1、 Terminal 2、Terminal 3 of Beijing airport on time. Then drive to Prince Gong’s Mansion. It takes an hour for you to vist Prince Gong’s Mansion. Then look around Hutong Tour (2-2.5 hours) .At last Tranfer you back to airport(1 hour). Hutong Tour includes lunch ,tour guide fee, small gift ,touring through the Hutongs of “old Beijing”,visiting local residents by rickshaw, learning to make Chinese dumplings, studying Chinese Calligraphy, earning to paper-cut with local residents.his tour is suitable for your arrival at Beijing airport at Beijing time before 8AM and departs at 7PM Beijing time or later. Our service is over. See you next time.
Price: from $50 p/p
Duration: 8—10 Hours
Starting Date: You Choose
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This itinerary does not include HOTEL.
- $=U.S. dollar.
- Please let us know your arrival and departure time so that we can check whether you can take this tour or not.
- If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a very competitive discount.
- Payment in advance, or you can pay cash to the tour guide when you aboard the vehicle.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
- Service charge & government taxes.
- Free-bottled mineral water.
- China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
- Personal expenses.
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